Microbial contamination of cell culture is a major concern for cell biologists in research laboratories as well as in biotechnological industries.
The use of infected cell lines can lead to unreliable experiments and unsafe biologicals and biopharmaceutical drugs, and is costly in time and materials.
Microbial contaminants, whether mycoplasmas, bacteria or fungi, can now be eliminated from cell cultures by using the right antibiotic treatment.
Read our information sheet on Microbial contamination
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