MycoStrip™ - Mycoplasma Detection Kit - Video
Detection of cell culture contaminating mycoplasma based on isothermal PCR.
MycoStrip™ is a simple test that requires no special lab equipment, and provides clear results, with no false positives. Furthermore, with results in less than an hour, MycoStrip™ allows you to swiftly start treating the contaminated cell culture.
Available in 10/20/50 tests with cassettes
and 50/100 tests without cassettes
Key features of MycoStrip™
Easy to perform, and unlike most other mycoplasma detection assays, no special lab equipment is required.
Performed in 1 hour, with less than 15 minutes of hands-on time.
Fast and easy-to-interpret results that appear within 2-5 minutes, as 1 or 2 bands on the strip.
- One band - negative for mycoplasma
- Two bands - positive for mycoplasma
MycoStrip™ has been specifically designed to detect the Mycoplasma and Acholeplasma species that most commonly contaminate cell culture. These include the six species that account for 95% of all contaminations: M. orale, M. hyorhinis, M. arginini, M. fermentans, M. hominis, and A. laidlawii. Importantly, because the MycoStrip™ reaction mix detects unique regions of DNA there is no cross‑reactivity with other bacterial, fungal or mammalian DNA.
MycoStrip™ is able to detect as low as 10-102 CFU/ml and thus, can be used to detect mycoplasma contamination before it significantly affects experimental results, which typically occurs at ~107 CFU/ml .
➔ Also available without cassettes
The larger unit sizes (50 and 100 strips) are available without cassettes, offering a more economical and eco-friendly version of Mycostrip™