A U.S. Patent Application for “Compositions and Methods for Detecting a Biological Contaminant” was published by Regeneron on August 6th, 2020. The present invention are compositions and methods useful to the determination of whether a microbial contaminant is present in a biological therapeutic production process. Specifically, an artificial positive amplification control plasmid and unique quantitative PCR detection probe are provided, which enables the rapid and real-time detection of a false positive result. Learn More