Mycoplasma Quality Control

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Protect your continuous cell lines

Mycoplasma contamination constitutes a serious concern for cell culturists and endangers almost all aspects of cell physiology, leading to:

  • Misinterpretation of results
  • Erroneous data
  • Irreversible deterioration and loss of a cell line
  • Extensive costs in time and money

The best protection against mycoplasma is to quickly identify contaminated cultures and reagents through routine testing. To meet this need, ATCC has developed a range of products and services that support the early detection of mycoplasma, as well as the development and validation of novel detection methods. Browse our mycoplasma resources by clicking on the links provided below, or:

Read our white paper to learn more about the effects of mycoplasma contamination and what quality control techniques can be used to detect it.

Quantitative Mycoplasma DNA

Certified reference materials produced under an ISO Guide 34:2009 accredited process to confirm identity, well-defined characteristics, and an established chain of custody. These tools are ideal for use in inclusivity/exclusivity testing, establishing limits of detection, and validating or comparing test methods.

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Titered Mycoplasma Strains

A panel of 10 titered mycoplasma reference strains commonly associated with cell culture contamination. Each strain is prepared with a low genome copy (GC) to colony forming unit (CFU) ratio, which is ideal for use in the development and validation of PCR-based methods of detection.

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Mycoplasma Detection

The implementation of early detection methods that are rapid and sensitive is an important step towards preventing the deleterious and costly effects of mycoplasma on research and development projects. Start testing your cells today with the ATCC Universal Mycoplasma Detection Kit, or take advantage of our Mycoplasma Testing Service!

Universal Mycoplasma Detection Kit

Mycoplasma Testing Service