Mycoplasma (Mollicutes) are one of the most common contaminants of cell lines. They can affect cell growth in culture and reduce yields of biomolecules. Texcell offers Mycoplasma testing in cell lines of human and animal origins.
Cells used to manufacture of biological products should be tested for adventitious agents including mycoplasma.
Mycoplasma Testing with Texcell include:
- Detection of culturable and non-culturable mycoplasma
- Detection of mycoplasma by qPCR (>90 species)
Texcell has developed several protocols to detect a broad range of mycoplasma species. They cover most of species encountered in cell lines of human and animal origins. Our standard tests are validated and meet global regulatory requirements (ICH Q5D, 1993 PCT, EP 2.6.7)