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Catalog number: 11054001

Gibco™  Related applications: Mammalian Cell Culture

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Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) 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 Gibco® DMEM modifications for a range of cell culture applications. Find the right formulation using the media selector tool.

This DMEM is modified as follows:

• Low Glucose• L-glutamine
• Sodium Pyruvate• Phenol Red

The complete formulation is available.

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.

Product Use
For Research Use Only: Not intended for animal or human diagnostic or therapeutic use.

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® 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 a comparable Gibco® DMEM product made in our Scotland facility (11880-028). This facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 standard.

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.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Glutamine: No Glutamine
Phenol Red Indicator: No Phenol Red
Form: Liquid
Glucose: Low Glucose
Serum Supplementation: Standard Serum Supplementation
Sodium Pyruvate Additive: Sodium Pyruvate
Quantity: 1 bottle(s)
Sterility: Sterile
Serum Level: Standard Serum
Concentrated: 1 X
Culture Type: Adherent Cell Culture
Product Size: 1 L
Classification: Animal Origin-Free
Endotoxin Level: Very Low
Volume (Metric): 1 L
Concentration Ratio: 1 :1
Culture Environment: CO2
Included Antibiotics: No antibiotics
Glucose Concentration: 1000 mg⁄l
Purity or Quality Grade: Cell Culture Grade
Sodium Bicarbonate Buffer: Sodium Bicarbonate
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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