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Application Note

Automated Growth Monitoring of Microaerophilic Organisms

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Application Note

Automated Growth Monitoring of Microaerophilic Organisms

In this collaborative study, Tecan and its partners have analyzed the growth of the human pathogen and class-I carcinogen Helicobacter pylori over a period of 28 hours. As a microaerophilic organism, H. pylori needs low atmospheric oxygen concentrations for optimized growth, and normally colonizes human mucosa, where it can cause certain types of stomach disorders and cancer. To mimic these physiological conditions, it is a prerequisite for the incubation/detection device to have the capability to control atmospheric O2 levels.

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