05 Jun 2019
Lonza to Host New Webinar Titled “Know Your Enemy: Mycoplasma Contamination in Cell Culture”

Walkersville, MD (USA) / Basel (CH), 5 June 2019 – On 18 June 2019, 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.

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

More information about attending the webinar is available here.

Date: Tuesday, 18 June, 2019

8 AM PDT (Los Angeles)
11 AM EDT (New York)
4 PM BST (London)
5 PM CEST (Berlin)

Further information can be found on Lonza's Mycoplasma Contaminationapplication page. By registering interest in the webinar, participants will also receive a link once it is available to view “on demand” via the Lonza website.

More information about Lonza's upcoming and on-demand webinars is available via www.lonza.com/webinars.