Mycoplasma Detection Kits
Mycoplasma contamination is a major problem in cell culture that can cause unwanted effects leading to unreliable experimental results. Due to their small size, mycoplasmas are not detectable by visual inspection and thus, the only way to confirm mycoplasma contamination is by routine testing using specifically designed methods.
Depending on your needs, InvivoGen offers:
MycoStrip™ is a simple and rapid test for the detection of mycoplasma contamination in cell cultures. It is based on isothermal PCR and the results are clearly visualized on a lateral flow detection strip. It is ideal for immediate testing (e.g. upon reception of a new cell line) allowing you to swiftly combat contamination with anti-microbial agents such as Plasmocin® or Plasmocure™.
PlasmoTest™ is the first cell-based assay for the visual and colorimetric detection of mycoplasma contamination in cell cultures. It is ideal for routine cell culture testing as it requires minimal hands-on time, provides clear results, and is able to detect the presence of both mycoplasma and bacteria.
Download our Practical guide on Cell culture contamination