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High performing cell culture media designed to your specifications

Do you have a proprietary process that requires special adjustments? We offer full customization options to help meet your unique specifications for any project. Every Gibco performance medium can be fine-tuned to your requirements for successful outcomes.

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Flexibility is yours in creating your own Gibco custom cell culture medium

  • Add or remove components
  • Change a concentration
  • Switch packaging
  • Select from cGMP or non-GMP
  • Choose QC tests

Your customization journey begins with three easy steps

1) Download

Click here to download the Gibco Custom Media Request Form

2) Complete Form

Complete the form with your contact information and process specifications

3) Return Form

Return the form via email to our specialists

Overview of the customization process for Gibco custom
cell culture media

Gibco custom media formulation
Add and remove formulation components
Change concentration of existing components

Gibco custom media manufacturing
cGMP:  Animal Origin and AOF

•    Batches up to 10,000L or 8,000 KG
•    Ideal for clinical or commercial biomanufacturing applications

Learn more about cGMP custom manufacturing
Non-cGMP:  Gibco® MediaExpress

•    Batches up to 200 L or 10 KG
•    Ideal for process development and research applications

Learn more about Gibco® MediaExpress

Gibco custom media quantity and packaging
Custom liquid media volumes: 1-10,000 L
Custom powder media volumes: 1-8,000 KG

•    standard dry powder medium (DPM)
•    advanced granulation technology (AGT)

Select our AGT powder format for a faster dissolving, low-dust option
Learn more about AGT powder media
Learn more about custom packaging

Gibco® custom media QC testing
See what tests come with the product
Select additional QC tests to add on to the order
Learn more about our available custom media QC tests

Gibco custom media formulation
Add and remove formulation components
Change concentration of existing components

Gibco custom media manufacturing
cGMP:  Animal Origin and AOF

•    Batches up to 10,000L or 8,000 KG
•    Ideal for clinical or commercial biomanufacturing applications

Learn more about cGMP custom manufacturing
Non-cGMP:  Gibco® MediaExpress

•    Batches up to 200 L or 10 KG
•    Ideal for process development and research applications

Learn more about Gibco® MediaExpress

Gibco custom media quantity and packaging
Custom liquid media volumes: 1-10,000 L
Custom powder media volumes: 1-8,000 KG

•    standard dry powder medium (DPM)
•    advanced granulation technology (AGT)

Select our AGT powder format for a faster dissolving, low-dust option
Learn more about AGT powder media
Learn more about custom packaging

Gibco® custom media QC testing
See what tests come with the product
Select additional QC tests to add on to the order
Learn more about our available custom media QC tests

Custom Media Resources

Download a Custom Media Request Form (PDF)

It's Easy to Reorder!

Click the following link to visit the Quick Order page for reorders of the same quantity and specifications

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Custom Media Help Center

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Email us a question

Phone: 800.955.6288, 
ext. 46966 
Fax: +1 716.774.6613

Gibco Custom Media FAQs

Customization Options

Almost all Gibco cell culture basal media products can be customized using the Gibco Media Configurator. To check on a particular product, use the Media Configurator page to search by Gibco catalog number or browse our offering by description. For the customization of non-media Gibco products, such as buffers and growth factors, please contact us.

The Gibco Media Configurator allows you to add, remove, and adjust the concentration of components. In addition, you can select from a range of packaging, QC tests, and either cGMP or non-cGMP manufacturing.

No, the Gibco Media Configurator cannot be used to request pricing on non-Gibco cell culture products. However, we are very experienced at manufacturing customer-owned media formulations. Please visit thermofisher.com/custommedia or contact us for more information.

Technical support

We have a dedicated team of Gibco Custom Media Specialists who can partner with you during customization, manufacturing, and delivery. Please contact us with inquiries about your submission.

Yes. If you were signed in to the website while requesting your Gibco Media Configurator quotation, simply sign back in to thermofisher.com, retrieve the form from your Favorites, adjust it, and resubmit. If you were not signed in, please contact the Gibco Custom Media Specialist team for assistance.

Yes. Our Gibco Custom Media Specialists and R&D staff can provide advice related to the addition or elimination of media components. For more comprehensive services, our Services team specializes in media development and optimization.

Ordering and Delivery

The minimum order volume is generally 1 L for non-cGMP manufacturing (Gibco Media Express) and 10 L for cGMP production. There may be exceptions, which will be displayed by the Media Configurator.

When you are ready to place your first order, contact a Gibco Custom Media Specialist or your local Thermo Fisher Scientific account manager. 

Yes. If you are reordering the same formulation, in the same quantity and packaging, simply use the Quick Order link found at the top of every page of thermofisher.com, or visit your Order History page and click on the Reorder box.

Contact your local Thermo Fisher Scientific Account Manager or your Custom Media Specialist for questions related to pricing. Custom price quotes are valid for 90 days, unless stated otherwise.

Manufacturing lead times can vary based on formulation, availability of raw materials, batch size, QC test duration, and overall customer demand. We monitor lead times closely, and we will provide you with an estimated time frame for delivery when you place an order. You can also discuss delivery requirements with your Gibco Custom Media Specialist or Thermo Fisher Scientific Account Manager.

Need large-scale custom media manufacturing?

Learn more about Gibco custom media manufacturing services for your large-scale processes

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