The Mycoplasma Tested filter limits results to products tested by vendors for infection
Cell contamination or infection by other cell lines, bacteria, and fungi is a sizeable challenge faced by researchers and a driving force behind the ICLAC's mission. These challenges are even greater when it comes to infection by mycoplasma because evidence of infection is subtle and invisible to the naked eye. Some studies put the worldwide incidence of mycoplasma infection at between 15-35% (you can read more here). We’ve included the Mycoplasma Tested filter, under cell product specs, to help identify cell products that have been explicitly tested by vendors for mycoplasma infection.
Please check out our Guide to Filters for Cell Products to learn more about our filters!