MycoStrip™ is a simple and rapid test for the detection of mycoplasma contamination in cell cultures. It is based on isothermal PCR and the results are clearly visualized on a lateral flow detection strip. It is ideal for immediate testing (e.g. upon reception of a new cell line) allowing you to swiftly combat contamination with anti-microbial agents such as Plasmocin™ or Plasmocure™.
Detection of cell culture contaminating mycoplasma by MycoStrip™ is based on isothermal PCR. Simply prepare your sample and add our proprietary Reaction Mix to target and amplify the 16S rRNA gene for the most commonly found mycoplasma species in cell culture. Results are clearly visualized on an immunochromatographic strip within 5 minutes.
Key features of MycoStrip™
Easy to perform, and unlike most other mycoplasma detection assays, no special lab equipment is required.
Performed in 1 hour, with less than 15 minutes of hands-on time.
Fast and easy-to-interpret results that appear within 2-5 minutes, as 1 or 2 bands on the strip.
- One band – negative for mycoplasma
- Two bands – positive for mycoplasma
MycoStrip™ has been specifically designed to detect the Mycoplasma and Acholeplasma species that most commonly contaminate cell culture. These include the six species that account for 95% of all contaminations: M. orale, M. hyorhinis, M. arginini, M. fermentans, M. hominis, and A. laidlawii. Importantly, because the MycoStrip™ reaction mix detects unique regions of DNA there is no cross‑reactivity with other bacterial, fungal or mammalian DNA.
MycoStrip™ is able to detect as low as 10-102 CFU/ml and thus, can be used to detect mycoplasma contamination before it significantly affects experimental results, which typically occurs at ~107 CFU/ml.
➔ Also available without cassettes
The larger unit size (100 strips) contains no cassette, offering a more economical and eco-friendly version of MyscoStrip™
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