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Cell Line – The curse of the contaminating cell line

The curse of the contaminating cell line Henrietta Lacks was a historic figure in the field of cell biology.  Her unfortunate death in 1951, lead to the isolation of the first immortalised cell line, HeLa. This cell line has since been used by researchers the world over, and [...]

By |October 12th, 2020|Cell Banking, Cell Line QC Testing, Knowledge|Comments Off on Cell Line – The curse of the contaminating cell line

Mycoplasma, the Trojan Horse of cell culture.

Mycoplasma, the Trojan Horse of cell culture. Mycoplasma are the smallest free-living organisms and considered to be the simplest form of bacteria, from the class Mollicutes. The presence of Mycoplasma in cell culture has been well established, ever since researchers at John Hopkins identified these Mollicutes in [...]

By |September 23rd, 2020|Cell Line QC Testing, Knowledge|Comments Off on Mycoplasma, the Trojan Horse of cell culture.

1st class competitive QC testing service

1st class competitive QC testing service Having spent a large proportion of my career generating and validating reagents and QC testing for end-user assays, I have always been truly passionate about making sure scientists get the basics right before launching into the complicated science. Because of this [...]

By |June 25th, 2020|Cell Line QC Testing, Knowledge, Logistics Support|Comments Off on 1st class competitive QC testing service

Why is good aseptic technique important?

Why is good aseptic technique important? Good aseptic technique is important as Cell lines pose a biosafety risk to the user, potentially harbouring pathogenic viruses, adventitious agents and genetically modified organisms. (GMOs). The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (1995) Categorisation of Biological Agents According to Hazard and [...]

By |February 10th, 2020|Cell Line QC Testing, Knowledge|Comments Off on Why is good aseptic technique important?
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