BioNebraska and Thermo Fisher Virtual Biotech Event

July 14, 2020 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Cell Culture Contamination Costs:
Exploring Types, Effects and Statistics; and Options for Prevention

Tues., July 14
2-3 PM CDT

Contamination by microorganisms, other cell types and volatile organic chemicals is a recurring problem in all cell culture applications. Statistics show that contamination is much more prevalent than most cell culturists acknowledge.

In this seminar, we:
• Review the different types of cell culture contamination and their effects on cells
• Explore the ways that contamination occurs and offer advice for preventing occurrences, including some steps that few labs take on a routine basis
• Compare and contrast contamination control options offered on different CO2 incubators, including their relative efficacy

About the Speaker

Mary Kay Bates is a Senior Global Cell Culture Scientist with Thermo Fisher Scientific, where she provides cell culture expertise to colleagues and customers. Her knowledge is based on twenty years of experience in academic and industrial cell and molecular biology labs focusing on cancer and gene therapy, authoring several publications. Mary Kay holds an M.S. in microbiology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Register Here by July 10th