When growing cells in vitro, there is no local or systemic immune system in place to protect two- and three-dimensional cultures from an onslaught of opportunistic pathogens, whether bacterial, fungal or viral in nature. Arriving from a variety of potential sources they can quickly take over a culture, influence the dynamics of experiments and render them useless. Other forms of contamination, such as those that are chemical in nature, can produce unseen yet profound effects.
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- Achieve effective aseptic technique
- Identify microbial infections
Develop essential contingency plans