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MycoQuick™

Mycoplasma detection kit for cell cultures

Sensitive and accurate detection

  • Rapid protocol using PCR
  • Cost-effective
  • Detect a wide range of mycoplasma species
  • Have your results in 3 hours

Mycoplasma background

Mycoplasmas are small, round or filamentous prokaryotic organisms that lack cell walls. There are over 100 recognized species. Due to their small size and deformability, mycoplasmas can pass through 0.22µm filter. They are unresponsive to common antibiotics that target cell wall synthesis. Mycoplasma contamination can modify many aspects of cell physiology without causing obvious medium cloudiness and apparent effect on cell growth. It has been estimated that at least 15%-35% cell cultures are contaminated with mycoplasma. Your cultures may have mycoplasma too, it's better to know and begin removal.

The MycoQuick kit benefits

  • Capable of detecting mycoplasma directly from culture media
  • Sensitive to 10-100 copies of mycoplasma genomic DNA
  • Detects a broad range of mycoplasma species
  • Obtain results in 3 hours, not days or weeks