Upcoming webinar, “Know Your Enemy: Mycoplasma Contamination in Cell Culture”

June 11, 2019

According to a news release, Lonza will host a free 60-minute webinar on mycoplasma contamination and how Lonza’s MycoAlert Assay enables simple and fast detection of mycoplasma contaminants in cell cultures on June 18, 2019, at 11 AM EST.

Mycoplasma contamination of cell cultures can be detrimental to the reliability, reproducibility, and consistency of experimental results. However, despite the severe consequences, mycoplasma contamination is often overlooked, especially since mycoplasma are not visible to the naked eye, even at high concentrations. As such, they may remain undiscovered for months. Regular testing of cell cultures is thus key to minimize the contamination potential.

Titled “Know Your Enemy: Mycoplasma Contamination in Cell Culture,” the webinar will be presented by Isabella Drewelus, Scientific Support Specialist at Lonza. During the webinar, she will discuss:

·        What mycoplasma are and how they get into cell cultures

·         The potential impact of mycoplasma on cells and the generated scientific data

·         How Lonza’s MycoAlert Assay facilitates quick and simple detection of mycoplasma contamination in cell cultures

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