DMEM, powder, low glucose, pyruvate

Catalog number: 31600083

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• Sodium Bicarbonate
• L-glutamine• HEPES
• 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 Intended Use
For in vitro diagnostic use. CAUTION: Not for human or animal therapeutic use. Uses other than the intended use may be a violation of local law.

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
For supply chain continuity, we manufacture Gibco® DMEM at two separate facilities located in Grand Island, NY and Scotland, UK. Both sites are compliant with cGMP manufacturing requirements, are certified to ISO 13485, and are registered with the FDA as medical device manufacturers.

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.

Powder forms of Gibco® cell culture medium require sodium bicarbonate supplementation, pH adjustment, and filtration at the time of preparation (see protocol for details).

“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.”


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Glutamine: L-Glutamine
Phenol Red Indicator: Phenol Red
Form: Powder
Glucose: Low Glucose
Serum Supplementation: Standard Serum Supplementation
Sodium Pyruvate Additive: Sodium Pyruvate
Product Size: 10 L
Shipping Condition: Room Temperature

Contents & storage

Storage conditions: 2-8° C
Shipping conditions: Ambient
Shelf life: 36 months from date of manufacture


Manuals & protocols

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