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Catalog number: 10569044

Gibco™  Related applications: Mammalian Cell Culture

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DMEM (Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium) is a widely used basal medium for supporting the growth of many different mammalian cells. Cells successfully cultured in DMEM include primary fibroblasts, neurons, glial cells, HUVECs, and smooth muscle cells, as well as cell lines such as HeLa, 293, Cos-7, and PC-12. We offer a variety of DMEM modifications for a range of cell culture applications. Find the right formulation using the media selector tool.
This DMEM is modified as follows:
• High Glucose• HEPES
• Sodium Pyruvate
• GlutaMAX™
• Phenol Red

The complete formulation is available.

Using DMEM
DMEM is unique from other media as it contains 4 times the concentration of amino acids and vitamins than the original Eagle's Minimal Essential Medium. DMEM was originally formulated with low glucose (1 g/L) and sodium pyruvate, but is often used with higher glucose levels, with or without sodium pyruvate. DMEM with GlutaMAX™ supplement minimizes toxic ammonia build-up and improves cell viability and growth in an easy-to-use format. DMEM contains no proteins, lipids, or growth factors. Therefore, DMEM requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). DMEM uses a sodium bicarbonate buffer system (3.7 g/L), and therefore requires a 5–10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH.

Product use
For human ex vivo tissue and cell culture processing applications. CAUTION: When used as a medical device, Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. Customers using Gibco® DMEM in a manufacturing process, who have a submission with the FDA, may request a letter of authorization from us to reference our Type II Drug Master File (DMF).

cGMP manufacturing and quality system
DMEM is manufactured at a cGMP-compliant facility located in Grand Island, New York. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485 standards. For supply chain continuity, we offer an identical DMEM product made in our Scotland facility (31966-021). This facility is also registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and certified to the ISO 13485 standard.

“This reagent is classified as a medical device in several countries. If it is not regulated as a medical device in specific region, it should be used for laboratory use only.”


Glutamine: GlutaMAX™-I
Phenol Red Indicator: Phenol Red
Form: Liquid
Glucose: High Glucose
Serum Supplementation: Standard Serum Supplementation
Sodium Pyruvate Additive: Sodium Pyruvate
Product Size: 10 x 500 mL
Volume (Metric): 500 ml
Green Features: Fewer resources used, Less waste
Shipping Condition: Room Temperature

Contents & storage

Storage conditions: 2-8° C. Protect from light
Shipping conditions: Ambient
Shelf life: 12 months from date of manufacture


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