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MEM, GlutaMAX™ Supplement This product, and/or its packaging, incorporates one or more environmental/green features. Click on this icon to learn more.

Catalog number:  41090093

 Related applications:

Mammalian Cell Culture

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Description

Minimum Essential Medium (MEM) is one of the most commonly used of all cell culture media. MEM can be used with a variety of suspension and adherent mammalian cells, including HeLa, BHK-21, 293, HEP-2, HT-1080, MCF-7, fibroblasts, and primary rat astrocytes. We offer a variety of Gibco® MEM modifications for a range of cell culture applications. Find the right formulation using the media selector tool.

This MEM is modified as follows:

With Without
• GlutaMAX™ • HEPES
• Phenol Red

The complete formulation is available.

Gibco® MEM, developed by Harry Eagle, was based on his earlier formulation of Basal Medium Eagle (BME). Many other modifications of MEM followed, including Glasgow’s MEM, MEM α, DMEM, and Temin’s Modification. MEM is available with Earle’s salts for use in a CO2 incubator, or with Hanks' salts for use without CO2. Gibco® MEM with GlutaMAX™ supplement minimizes toxic ammonia build-up and improves cell viability and growth in an easy-to-use format. This product is made with Earle’s salts.

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
Gibco® MEM 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 Gibco® MEM product made in our Grand Island facility (41090-101). This facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 standards.

MEM contains no proteins, lipids, or growth factors. Therefore, MEM requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). MEM uses a sodium bicarbonate buffer system (2.2 g/L) and therefore requires a 5–10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH.

Specifications

Classification: Animal Origin-Free
Concentrated: 1 X
Culture Environment: CO2
Form: Liquid
Glutamine: GlutaMAX™-I
HEPES Buffer: No HEPES
Osmolality: 280 - 320 mOsm/kg
Phenol Red Indicator: Phenol Red
Product Line: Gibco®, GlutaMAX™
Product Size: 10 x 500 mL
Sodium Bicarbonate Buffer: Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Pyruvate Additive: No Sodium Pyruvate
Supplementation Required: Serum
pH Range: 7.0 - 7.4
Green Features: Sustainable packaging

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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