Application Note: Rapid Detection of Slow-growing Anaerobe Using MiQLab™ System

.Routine microbial contaminant monitoring of in-process cell culture samples is essential to maintain quality, efficacy, and safety of a product during manufacturing. Failure to do so can cost a company hundreds of thousands of dollars to as high as millions of dollars.

In this study, slow-growing bacterium and typical contaminant, C. acnes, was challenged for microbial detection utilizing both
LexaGene’s MiQLab System and anaerobic culture


  • At-line rapid PCR can detect slow-growing anaerobe and typical bioreactor contaminant, Cutibacterium acnes (C. acnes), at least 36-times faster than conventional methods.
  • Rapid screening system delivers accurate and reliable results with a 2 hr turnaround time.
  • MiQLab decreases time to results with less than 1 min hands-on time and fully automated analysis workflow.

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