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Antibiotics

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The use of antibiotics in cell cultures prevents contamination from pathogens that induce morphological or physiological changes in cell cultivation as well as contamination of cell lines. Antibiotics, such as penicillin, puromycin, and ampicillin, are molecules that specifically target and kill cells by inhibiting or regulating cell-wall synthesis, nucleic acid metabolism and protein synthesis, or disrupting membrane structure.   

We offer a wide variety of effective antibiotics, antibiotic extraction kits, and antibiotic ready-made solutions in varying concentrations for reliable results in your lab. Our antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and antineoplastic agents control and eradicate cell culture contamination to maintain aseptic conditions in your lab. Moreover, certain antibiotics also function as selection agents to establish transfected/genetically modified cells depending on your research needs.

Selecting the right antibiotics for your cell contamination prevention, genetic marker selection and cell biology studies is driven by application information, activity spectrum, and usage data. Browse antibiotics by mechanism of action or by spectrum of activity. 

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Keeping your focus on creating breakthroughs, explore our full portfolio of reliable antibiotics below.



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