This product is the replacement for Catalog No. 11720-067 and 11720-034. The formulations are identical, made with slightly different yeastolates derived from the same species. For more information, please contact our Technical Service team at

Schneider's Drosophila Medium This product, and/or its packaging, incorporates one or more environmental/green features. Click on this icon to learn more.

Catalog number: 21720024

Gibco™  Related applications: Insect Cell Culture

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Schneider's Drosophila Medium was originally designed for the growth of S2 cells from the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaser. Schneider's Drosophila Medium can also be used to culture other dipteran cell lines. This medium can be used for transient or stable transfection and large scale protein production in S2 cells. We offer a variety of Gibco® Media options for a range of insect cell culture applications.

This Schneider's Drosophila Medium is modified; it contains L-glutamine and sodium bicarbonate. The complete formulation is available. Schneider's Drosophila Medium contains unique components required for S2 cell culture, including malic acid, fumaric acid, alpha-ketoglutaric acid, succinic acid, and the sugar trehelose.

cGMP manufacturing and quality system
Gibco® Schneider’s Drosophila Medium is manufactured at a cGMP-compliant facility located in Paisley, Scotland, UK. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 standard.

Schneider's Drosophila Medium is commonly supplemented with 10% fetal bovine serum (FBS) before use. Schneider's Drosophila Medium requires ambient CO2 in order to maintain physiological pH.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Form: Liquid
Cell Line: S2 (Schneider 2)
Cell Type: Insect Cells
Glutamine: L-Glutamine
Product Size: 500 mL
Volume (Metric): 500 ml
Phenol Red Indicator: No Phenol Red
Sodium Pyruvate Additive: No Sodium Pyruvate
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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