Those working in labs may be familiar with the issue of starting a cell line or thawing a stock tube only for it to become contaminated days later. Lab professionals spend hours countless cleaning their incubators after a contamination incident. Lost time and experiments due to contamination are exasperating. Contamination issues aren’t just frustrating, they are costly.
Lost hours spent cleaning lab incubators, changing pipette filters, and autoclaving shelves after each contamination can add up. The cost is estimated to be around $100 and takes upwards of 4 hours.
Another expense, is having to dispose of media, numerous flasks, and even cell stocks after contamination. This can cost $500 or more and often results in days of productivity loss.
Consider the cost of lost experiments when contamination creeps up in the midst of analysis and/or treatment of your cultured cells.
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