The following tables show that the level of infection, cell type and mycoplasma strains may influence specific results. We encourage researchers to use this data as a helpful guide to indicate the effective Mycoplasma Removal Agent concentration needed with their specific cell line and mycoplasma strain.
(+) = Mycoplasma positive, (-) = Mycoplasma negative, (Days*) = Mycoplasma status at stage of culture (days).
Comparisons with other antibiotics on the market such as Tiamulin and Minocycline shows that Mycoplasma Removal Agent is comparable for its minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC), with MICs from as low as 0.1 µg/ml for all the tested bacteria (see Table 2). This shows that if you are looking to inhibit the growth of Mycobacteria within your cultures, you can reliably use Mycoplasma Removal Agent because it is just as effective as other antibiotics which target mycobacteria.
Where Mycoplasma Removal Agent out performs the other tested antibiotics is in its low Minimum Microbicidal Concentration (MMC) which shows consistently low concentrations required for microbicidal effect (see Table 2). This enables you to confidently kill and remove mycoplasma from cultures at low concentrations of antibiotic. This reduces the chance that the antibiotic will have any inhibitory effects upon other cells in your culture.
*MIC = Minimum inhibitory concentration (µg/ml), **MMC = Minimum microbicidal concentration (µg/ml)