Transitioning from Quantitative PCR to Droplet Digital PCR for Mycoplasma Detection

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June 2, 2021

Mycoplasma is a common cell culture contaminant. Due to its small size, Mycoplasma cannot be detected by standard light microscopy. In addition, Mycoplasma is gram negative and therefore resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics routinely used in cell culture. When manufacturing cell-based vaccines, biologics, and gene therapies, Mycoplasma-free batches are critical for patient safety. If Mycoplasma is detected, the entire contaminated product must be discarded, which can lead to both supply and financial losses.

Learn about a simple, rapid, and accurate Mycoplasma testing solution that is a must for safe and reliable manufacturing.

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