Bacterial contaminants in cell cultures pose a significant threat to the biopharmaceutical safety. How do scientists detect these hard-to-spot pests?
Lurking among cell culture facilities across academia and the biopharmaceutical industry is an invisible threat. Microscopic organisms, no more than 2-3 micrometers in length and approximately 25 times smaller than a spec of dust floating in the air or hiding behind your couch, may creep into cell culture dishes, infiltrate cells, and propagate, causing lasting cellular effects and dangerous consequences for biopharmaceuticals. In this episode, we discuss how to detect and measure mycoplasma, a bacterial pestilence that experts estimate infects approximately 30% of cell lines across the globe.
Tuomas Nikula, PhD
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