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Cell Culture Contamination Control

Cell Culture Contamination Control

High quality but affordable diagnostic kits for the detection of microbial contaminants in cell cultures, biopharmaceutical products, clinical samples and water. Utilising the sensitivity of PCR and real-time PCR techniques and continued development activities guarantees high quality contamination control.

Cell Culture Contamination Control


Are you wondering why you are getting irreproducible results in your tissue culture experiments? Bacterial contamination is a serious issue but research shows that 5 - 30 % of all cell cultures today are contaminated with mycoplasma only.

How to solve the problem:

Cambio offers a range of rapid assays and solutions from the leading supplier, Minerva Biolabs, to prevent, detect and control fungal, bacterial, and mycoplasma contamination:



1. Mycoplasma Prevention (the first step)
Mycoplasma Off® wipes and sprays allow you to keep your tissue culture lab clean and free of mycoplasma contamination.

2. Mycoplasma Detection (a key factor in keep your cultures clean)
Venor®GeM mycoplasma detection kits (PCR, qPCR, standard, Advanced and OneStep) allow you to detect early signs of infections in your cultures.

3. Mycoplasma Elimination (if all else fails)
We always recommend that any cultures contaminated with mycoplasma should be immediately autoclaved and discarded to prevent infection spreading but we realise that for certain critical cell lines this might not always be possible. As a last resort, Mynox® and Mynox® Gold are effective reagents to remove mycoplasma infections.

See also:

Microbial decontaminationLabClean® is a specially formulated cleaning reagent to keep lab surfaces and floors clear of microbial contamination.

Bacteria DetectionOnar® Bacteria is a kit that enables detection of the presence of a wide range of bacteria that commonly infect mammalian tissue cultures. The AquaScreen® product line is an in vitro test system for quantitative detection of various water pathogens.