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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.

MycoStrip™
Available in 10/20/50 tests with cassette
and 100 tests without cassette

Key features of MycoStrip™

➔ Simple

Easy to perform, and unlike most other mycoplasma detection assays, no special lab equipment is required.

➔ Rapid

Performed in 1 hour, with less than 15 minutes of hands-on time.

➔ Clear

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

➔ Specific

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.

➔ Sensitive

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 [1]. 

➔ Also available without cassettes

The larger unit size (100 strips) contains no cassette, offering a more economical and eco-friendly version of MyscoStrip™

 

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