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Highest Specificity Without Cultivating Living Mycoplasma for Weeks: With the Microsart® Mycoplasma Kits.

Why waste time waiting for reliable results? Viable, but non-culturable (VBNC) Mycoplasma go undetected when using the traditional method of mycoplasma culturing, risking false negative results. The Microsart® qPCR kits offer a method for early detection of mycoplasma contamination. Fast, highly specific and in line with international guidelines – both false positive and false negative results are practically ruled out. A safe and rapid solution. Because real heroes deserve only the best.

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Microsart® Mycoplasma Kits

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Don’t worry about false positives – instead obtain reliable results within 3 hours:

  • Time-saving by avoiding lengthy 28 day cultivation protocols.
  • Ensures the highest level of qPCR specificity through use of TaqMan® probes.
  • No need to perform uncertain melting curve analysis.
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Ensure validated, quality test results in compliance with international standards:

  • Microsart® AMP & ATMP Mycoplasma Kits are validated according to EP 2.6.7 for sensitivity, specificity and robustness and fulfill international criteria of international authorities like USP and JP.
  • Developed in close cooperation with authorities.


Eliminate contamination risks by using the only kit with non-infectious mycoplasma cells:

  • Validation standards for required mycoplasma species are lyophilized to render them non-infectious. 
  • Detailed step-by-step guidance for matrix-specific validation provided by Sartorius qPCR experts.
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Let the master mix do the internal control and reduce tedious pipetting steps:

  • The DNA-sequence for internal control is included in the ready-to-use master mix.
  • Minimize false-negative results and the number of reactions.


Start testing right away using your existing equipment:

  • The kits can be used with any type of qPCR cycler able to detect the fluorescent dyes FAM® and ROX®.
  • Clear, color-coded reagents guide through the short and simple protocol.
  • Lyophilized reagents ensure consistent quality without the need for freezer storage.
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Choose the appropriate Microsart® Mycoplasma Kit based on your requirements:

  • Compendial testing and release: For controlling raw materials, in-process testing, and lot release testing of finished products:
    Microsart® AMP Mycoplasma Kit
  • Compendial testing and release : For testing cell-based therapeutics (ATMPs) such as autologous chondrocyte transplants or CAR-T cells:
    Microsart® ATMP Mycoplasma Kit
  • In research & development: For detection of Mycoplasma DNA in cell culture supernatants:
    Microsart® RESEARCH Mycoplasma Kit

Mycoplasma qPCR assays offer gold standard performance, design and configuration flexibility, affordability and manufacturing quality.

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That’s why Sartorius developed the Sartopore® 2 XLM filter with a 0.2 µm prefilter layer and the 0.1 µm final membrane for the successful retention of Mycoplasma. It is fully validated as a sterilizing-grade filter for the removal of Acholeplasma laidlawii with an LRV 7/cm² filter area.

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