How can cells be cured of mycoplasma contamination?


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.
The MycoZap™ Reagent eliminates mycoplasma by using a combination of antibiotic and antimetabolic agents. This approach allows for a highly reliable and definite elimination of mycoplasma that cannot be achieved by the use of antibiotics alone. The MycoZap™ Reagent can be used to eradicate Mollicute sp., including all species of mycoplasma, acholeplasma, spiroplasma and entomoplasma in cell cultures. Cultures should be tested with the MycoAlert® Mycoplasma Detection Kit at regular intervals for 4-6 weeks after mycoplasma elimination to ensure fresh infections do not arise