This product is manufactured in our Grand Island, US facility and is intended for sale in North America, Latin America, and the Asia/Pacific region—higher freight charges will apply to orders shipped elsewhere. An equivalent product, manufactured in Paisley, Scotland, is recommended for our customers in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Click to view.

Opti-MEM® I Reduced Serum Medium This product, and/or its packaging, incorporates one or more environmental/green features. Click on this icon to learn more.

Catalog number: 31985088

Gibco™  Related applications: Mammalian Cell Culture | Transfection

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Description

Opti-MEM® I Reduced-Serum Medium is an improved Minimal Essential Medium (MEM) that allows for a reduction of Fetal Bovine Serum supplementation by at least 50% with no change in growth rate or morphology. Opti-MEM® I medium is also recommended for use with cationic lipid transfection reagents, such as Lipofectamine™ reagent. Opti-MEM® I medium can be used with a variety of suspension and adherent mammalian cells, including Sp2, AE-1, CHO, BHK-21, HEK, and primary fibroblasts. We offer a variety of Opti-MEM® I modifications for a range of cell culture applications.

This Opti-MEM® I is modified as follows:
With
• L-glutamine
• Phenol Red

The complete formulation is confidential. For more information, please contact Technical Services.

Using Opti-MEM® I Medium
Opti-MEM® I Reduced-Serum Medium is a unique medium that contains insulin, transferrin, hypoxanthine, thymidine, and trace elements. These additional components allow for a reduction in serum supplementation by at least 50%. Opti-MEM® I medium uses a sodium bicarbonate buffer system (2.4 g/L), and therefore requires a 5–10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH.

cGMP manufacturing and quality system
Opti-MEM® I 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. For supply chain continuity, we offer an identical Opti-MEM® I product made in our Grand Island facility (31985-070). This facility is also registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and certified to the ISO 13485 standards.

“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.”

Specifications

Glutamine: L-Glutamine
Phenol Red Indicator: Phenol Red
Form: Liquid
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: 18 months from date of manufacture

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