100CFU™ Sensitivity Standards
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Nowadays, cell cultures are one of the major tools in cellular and molecular biology that provide tremendous model systems for studying the normal physiology and biochemistry of cells. However, the downside is that cell cultures are exceptionally prone to microbial contamination.
In fact, microbial contamination represents a challenging and significant issue for both academic and biopharmaceutical facilities. In a lab, contamination can manifest as viruses, bacteria, fungi or parasitic microorganisms like mycoplasmas. Although prevailing contaminants are usually bacteria, research from the FDA, ATCC, and others show that 5 % - 30 % of all cell cultures today are contaminated with mycoplasma only.
Whilst impossible to completely eliminate contamination, it is certainly possible to decrease its frequency and gravity by carefully analysing the contamination source and applying substantial quality control. This reduces the cost of money, time, and efforts spent in the valuable scientific research. An early detection in the food chain, clinics or the environment is crucial to limit any threat.
Minerva Biolabs offers several rapid assays and solutions to test, detect and control fungal, bacterial or mycoplasma contaminations.
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