Contamination Control

Contamination of cell cultures is a very common but serious issue in cell culture laboratories around the world. Contamination may arise from impurities in contaminated reagents, poor aseptic technique, and cross contamination by other cells used in the lab. Biological contaminants include bacteria and fungi (yeasts and molds) which thrive in nutrient rich cell culture media. The most common biological contaminant is the highly contagious and ubiquitous organism, Mycoplasma. Many studies have shown that a high percentage of cell cultures around the world are contaminated with Mycoplasma which is capable of altering cellular metabolism, protein synthesis, morphology, and most importantly, experimental data.

Contamination can be controlled or prevented by using the following antibiotics and antimycotics to eliminate or reduce the number of biological cell culture contaminants.

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Kanamycin acid sulfate, EP
Kanamycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic often used to select for bacteria which have been successfully...
Penicillin G potassium, USP packaged and labeled.
Penicillin is a member of the β-lactam antibiotics and was one of the first discovered antibiotics.TOKU-E offers...
Penicillin G sodium salt packaged and labeled.
Penicillin is a member of the β-lactam antibiotics and was one of the first discovered antibiotics...
Polymyxin B sulfate packaged and labeled.
Polymyxin B sulfate is a polypeptide antibiotic and is composed of polymyxins B1, B2, and B3 with fractions B1 and B2 comprising...
Tylosin tartrate packaged and labeled.
Tylosin tartrate is a bacteriostatic macrolide antibiotic. Macrolide antibiotics inhibit bacterial growth by targeting the 50S...
Penicillin G potassium, EP packaged and labeled.
Penicillin G potassium, EP is a member of the β-lactam antibiotics and was one of the first...
Streptomycin sulfate, EP packaged and labeled.
Streptomycin sulfate, EP was the first discovered aminoglycoside antibiotic. Aminoglycosides target the...
Tylosin packaged and labeled.
Tylosin is a bacteriostatic macrolide antibiotic and is commonly used in veterinary medicine...
TOKU-E gentamicin sulfate solution packaged and labeled.
Gentamicin sulfate solution (50 mg/mL) is an aminoglycoside antibiotic solution suitable for use in cell culture to prevent...
Penicillin G sodium salt packaged and labeled.
Penicillin is a member of the β-lactam antibiotics and was one of the first discovered antibiotics...
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