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Aseptic Technique. Cell Culture Basics

Mon, 01/24/2011 - 11:12am

Successful cell culture depends heavily on keeping the cells free from contamination by microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Aseptic technique, designed to provide a barrier between the microrganisms in the environment and the sterile cell culture, depends upon a set of procedures to reduce the probability of contamination from these sources. The elements of aseptic technique are a sterile work area, good personal hygiene, sterile reagents and media, and sterile handling. This video is focused on the steps you should take to prevent contamination of your cell culture.


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