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Growing Pains: Cell Culture Challenges and Best Practices

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Abstract

Cell culture is an essential technique in modern biological laboratories and is employed in a wide range of research fields, including oncology, genetics, pharmacology, and bioproduction. Cell line contamination and misidentification is a significant threat facing cell culture, with the potential to invalidate years, if not decades, of data. Other common obstacles to research reproducibility involving culture systems include environmental variability, media inefficiency, and inappropriate scaling up or down of operations. Addressing these challenges will ensure the continued utility and reliability of cell culture across the biological sciences. Experts from Public Health England share tips from the European Collection of Authentic Cell Cultures (ECACC) labs on how to avoid and resolve common cell culture issues, while ensuring credibility and sustainability for data obtained from your cell culture models.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Choosing the best culture setup for modeling your biological system
  • Processes that will minimize variations and enhance culture reproducibility
  • Why (and how) every culture room must be screened for mycoplasma contamination
  • How to confirm cell line identity, and best practices that will help you avoid cross-contamination

Speakers

Sharon Bahia PhD

National Infection Service, Public Health England (PHE)

Product & Distributor Manager, Culture Collections

Jim Cooper

National Infection Service, Public Health England (PHE)

Cell Biology Applications Scientist, Culture Collections

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