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Catalog number:  12260001

 Related applications:

Clinical & Translational Research

| Mammalian Cell Culture

| Stem Cell Culture

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Gibco® MarrowMAX™ Bone Marrow Medium is a fully-supplemented medium developed for the short term culture of bone marrow and other hematopoietic cells for cytogenetic studies and in vitro diagnostic procedures.

Gibco® MarrowMAX™ Bone Marrow Medium features:

• Superior performance
• Ready-to-use format
• Quality and performance testing
• Unique, optimized formulation

Superior performance
Gibco® MarrowMAX™ Bone Marrow Medium outperforms other commercially available media containing Giant Cell Tumor (GCT) conditioned media, providing consistent performance with a higher mitotic index and superior chromosomal morphology (learn more about the superior performance of MarrowMAX™ medium here).

Ready-to-use format
Gibco® MarrowMAX™ Bone Marrow Medium is a frozen, 1X medium, ready to use upon thawing. No supplementation is required. Thawed medium can be stored at 2–8°C for up to 60 days.

Quality and performance testing
Every lot of Gibco® MarrowMAX™ Bone Marrow Medium is performance tested by a certified US reference cytogenetics laboratory to ensure consistently superior performance. Bone marrow cells from the aspirate of a normal adult donor are cultured for 24 hours in Gibco® MarrowMAX™ Bone Marrow Medium before measuring the mitotic index and chromosome banding resolution. In addition, each lot is tested for sterility, pH, osmolality, mycoplasma and endotoxin.

Unique, optimized formulation
Gibco® MarrowMAX™ Bone Marrow Medium is an optimized RPMI 1640 medium, supplemented with Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), gentamicin, and L-glutamine. It also contains a novel human stromal cell conditioned medium that consists of a unique blend of hematopoietic growth factors. Gibco® MarrowMAX™ Bone Marrow Medium does not contain GCT conditioned medium.

Product Use
For in vitro diagnostic use.

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® MarrowMAX™ Bone Marrow Medium 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.


Cell Type: Bone Marrow, Hematopoietic Cells
Concentrated: 1 X
Form: Liquid
Glutamine: L-Glutamine
Included Antibiotics: Gentamicin
Other Additives: Conditioned Medium (from Stromal Cells), FBS
Phenol Red Indicator: Phenol Red
Product Line: MarrowMAX™
Product Size: 500 mL
Serum Level: Standard Serum
Species: Human
Green Features: Sustainable packaging
Shipping Condition: Dry Ice

Contents & storage

Storage conditions: -5°C to -20°C. Protect from light.
Shipping conditions: Frozen
Shelf life: 18 months from date of manufacture. Thawed medium can be stored at 2°C to 8°C for up to 60 days.


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