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Wednesday, 12 September 2007

New Mycoplasma Elimination Reagent Lonza

When cell lines are too precious to discard...

MycoZap™ Mycoplasma Elimination Reagent may be the answer.

Reports are that 5-35% of all cells in continuous culture are contaminated with mycoplasma. A cell line infection can affect every known process in the cell and can seriously impact the reliability, reproducibility and consistency of results. Additionally, mycoplasma infections can spread easily within the culture environment. 

To monitor for such infections, regular testing of cell lines should be performed using Lonza’s MycoAlert® Mycoplasma Detection Kit. Where contamination has occurred, and the sample absolutely cannot be discarded, the MycoZap™ Mycoplasma Elimination Reagent has been optimized to eliminate mycoplasma with minimal toxic effects on the cells.

MycoZap™ Mycoplasma Elimination Reagent is:

Easy – 
simply add the reagent to your culture media

Universal –
MycoZap™ can be used to eradicate Mollicutes, including Mycoplasma, Acholeplasma, Spiroplasma and Entomoplasma species in cell cultures

Thorough –
the combination of antibiotic and antimetabolic agents ensure total removal of the contamination

Complete –
the kit contains all the required reagents

Click here to learn more about MycoZap™ and how you can
      save 10% on MycoAlert® Mycoplasma Detection kits.


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