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Venor®GeM Classic allows fast (ca. 3 hours), reliable and time-saving routine monitoring of mycoplasma contamination in cell culture supernatants by conventional PCR.
All Mollicutes (Mycoplasma, Acholeplasma, Spiroplasma) species so far described as contaminants of cell cultures and media components are specifically detected by amplifying a highly conserved rRNA operon, or more specifically, the 16S rRNA coding region in the mycoplasma genome. The mycoplasma-specific amplification is detected at 265-278 bp. False negative results due to PCR inhibitors or improper DNA extraction can be ruled out by using the provided internal amplification control (Internal Control DNA), which should be detected at 191 bp.
Type of PCR
For conventional, endpoint PCR with gel electrophoresis
Applicable in research and industry for direct testing of cell cultures and biologicals. Intended for research use only. Not recommended for clinical diagnostics.
Lyophilized Mix: Primer sets, nucleotides and polymerase in aliquots of 25 reactions each
10x Reaction Buffer
Lyophilized Positive Control DNA
Lyophilized Internal Control DNA
PCR Grade Water
- Cat. No. 11-1025G 25 Reactions
- Cat. No. 11-1100G 100 Reactions
- Cat. No. 11-1250G 250 Reactions
Gel electrophoresis at endpoint of PCR
PCR reaction tubes
Optional for process validation and EP 2.6.7 / JP G3 compliant testing:
Internal Control DNA extra (4 vials for 300 µl each of internal amplification control; Cat. No. 11-1905).
10CFU™ Sensitivity Standards available for all EP/JP listed mycoplasma species.
Required Lab Devices
PCR cycler for conventional PCR
Agarose gel electrophoresis and DNA staining system
Shelf Life and Storage
Components can be stored at +2 to +8 °C for at least 6 months. After rehydration the reagents must be stored at ≤ -18 °C.
EP 2.6.7 / JP G3 compliance
Use of Venor®GeM Classic for QA testing of biologicals like master and working cell banks, autologous cells, culture media, bulk harvest and final product testing according to EP 2.6.7 and JP G3 is applicable after appropriate sample preparation and process validation.
Fig. Amplified PCR products are visualized by standard gel electrophoresis.