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FreeStyle™ F17 Expression Medium (Gibco™)

FreeStyle™ F17 Expression Medium is an animal origin–free, chemically defined, protein-free medium specifically developed to support the growth and transfection of 293-F and CHO cells in suspension without adaptation. This is a multi-platform medium compatible with a range of transient expression systems. The addition of 4–8 mM L-glutamine or GlutaMAX™ supplement is required before use. Gibco® FreeStyle™ F17 Expression Medium features:

• Little or no required adaptation
• Ability to support suspension growth and transfection of 293-F and CHO cells
• Animal origin–free, protein-free, and chemically defined formulation
• Scalability in spinner flasks and bioreactors

Little or no required adaptation
Gibco® 293-F, 293-H, FreeStyle™ 293-F, and CHO-S cells in suspension can be cultured directly into Gibco® FreeStyle™ F17 Medium without adaptation. Cells adapted to other commercially available serum-free media can be subcultured directly into Gibco® FreeStyle™ F17 Medium, usually without any further adaptation. Cells usually require adaptation from serum-containing formulations.

Ability to support suspension growth and transfection of 293-F and CHO cells
Gibco® FreeStyle™ F17 Medium provides equal or better performance compared to Gibco® FreeStyle™ 293 Expression Medium and Gibco® FreeStyle™ CHO Medium. Gibco® FreeStyle™ F17 Medium supports 293-F cells at a peak density of 6–7 × 106 viable cells per mL, and supports CHO-S cells at a peak density of 8–9 × 106 viable cells per mL. Cells cultured in Gibco® FreeStyle™ F17 can be transfected using a wide variety of transfection reagents, including lipid-based transfection reagents, such as 293fectin™ and Freestyle™ MAX Reagent. Protein expression typically exceeds 75–150 µg/mL IgG in 293-F cells.

Animal origin–free, protein-free, and chemically defined formulation
Gibco® FreeStyle™ F17 Medium is animal origin–free, protein-free, and chemically defined, allowing for easier purification of your protein of interest. Gibco® chemically defined media contain no proteins, hydrolysates, or components of unknown composition.

Scalability in spinner flasks and bioreactors
Protein production using Gibco® FreeStyle™ F17 Medium can be scaled up in spinner flasks or bioreactors. The appropriate spinner or impeller speed and seeding density should be optimized for each system. Depending on the impeller design and speed, it may be necessary to supplement Gibco® FreeStyle™ F17 Medium with additional Pluronic® F-68 to avoid sheer stress in the culture.

cGMP manufacturing and quality system
Gibco® FreeStyle™ F17 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.

Hibernate™-E Medium (Gibco™)

Hibernate Medium is a CO2-independent nutrient medium for the maintenance of neural cells, tissue, and tissue slices. Hibernate-E Medium is optimized for embryonic cells or tissue in ambient carbon dioxide levels.

Hibernate Medium enables neurons to be maintained in ambient CO2 levels for up to 48 hours. This provides scientists with greater convenience and control while running bench-top live cell experiments, such as microscopy, flow cytometry, and other physiology studies. Hibernate Medium also allows for the preservation of viable brain tissue before processing for up to a month with refrigeration and maintenance of tissue slices.

Hibernate Medium may be combined with B-27 Supplements to yield a complete medium.

For other applications, we provide alternative formulations of Hibernate Medium and B-27 Supplements.

For established protocols using Hibernate Medium, access our Gibco Neurobiology Protocol Handbook.

View publications using Gibco neurobiology products at our Gibco CellCite.

StemPro™ Adipogenesis Differentiation Kit (Gibco™)

For Complete Differentiation of Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells into Fat Cells

StemPro® Adipogenesis Differentiation Kit has been developed for the adipogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in tissue culture vessels. The kit contains all reagents required for inducing MSCs to be committed to the adipogenesis pathway and generate adipocytes. Using StemPro® Adipogenesis Differentiation Kit in combination with StemPro® MSC SFM or MesenPRO RS™ Medium provides a standardized culture workflow solution for MSC isolation, expansion and differentiation into lipid vesicle-forming adipocytes.

Defined Keratinocyte-SFM (1X) (Gibco™)

Defined Keratinocyte-SFM is a serum-free medium optimized for the isolation and expansion of human keratinocytes without the need for bovine pituitary extract (BPE) supplementation or the use of fibroblast feeder layers (1,2). The growth-promoting activity of BPE has been replaced by the inclusion of growth promoting agents which enhance consistent product performance. These growth-promoting agents also maintain cell morphology, physiological markers, and growth. The medium is formulated to inhibit fibroblast proliferation and has a low calcium concentration (<0.1 mM) allowing for the isolation and culture of highly enriched populations of undifferentiated keratinocytes.

Note:
This formulation contains some human and animal origin components.

Note:
A Defined Keratinocyte-SFM Master File has been submitted to the FDA. Permission to cross-reference the Master File may be obtained by contacting Technical Services or your local Sales Representative. Defined Keratinocyte-SFM consists of a basal liquid medium and frozen supplement which is added at the time of use. The fully supplemented medium has a shelf-life of 10 weeks under normal use conditions. Product performance is confirmed by evaluation of human primary keratinocyte growth.

Medium NCTC-109 (1X) (Gibco™)

NCTC-109 medium is a chemically defined medium that was originally developed by the National Cancer Institute and formulated for the culture of mouse Strain L sublines, NCTC clone 929 (L929 cells) in a serum-free environment. Gibco® NCTC-109 medium is also suitable for generating and maintaining hybridoma cells.
This NCTC-109 is modified as follows:
WithWithout
• Phenol Red• L-glutamine
• Coenzymes• HEPES

The complete formulation is available.

Gibco® NCTC-109 medium is rich in nucleosides, vitamins, coenzymes, reducing agents and other unique ingredients.

Product Intended Use
For in vitro diagnostic use. CAUTION: Not for human or animal therapeutic use. Uses other than the labeled intended use may be a violation of local law.

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® NCTC-109 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. For supply chain continuity, we offer an identical Gibco® NCTC-109 product made in our Scotland facility (21340-054). This facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 standard.

NCTC-109 contains no proteins, lipids, or growth factors. NCTC-109 medium typically requires supplementation of a growth factor cocktail (for serum free growth) or Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). NCTC-109 medium uses a sodium bicarbonate buffer system (2.2 g/L) and therefore requires a 5-10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH.

StemPro™ Chondrogenesis Differentiation Kit (Gibco™)

The StemPro® Chondrogenesis Differentiation Kit has been developed for the chondrogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in tissue-culture vessels. The kit contains all reagents required for inducing MSCs to be committed to the chondrogenesis pathway and generate chondrocytes. Using StemPro® Chondrogenesis Differentiation Kit in combination with StemPro® MSC SFM or MesenPRO RS™ Medium provides a standardized culture workflow solution for MSC isolation, expansion, and differentiation into collagen matrix-producing chondrocytes.

Gibco™ Breast Cancer Cell Culture Starter Kit, North America (Gibco™)

Gibco Cancer Cell Culture Starter kits provide researchers with a convenient package of reagents for the culture and transfection of cancer cell types frequently used in cancer research. Cancer Cell Culture Starter kits are currently available for breast, lung, prostate, and liver cancer cells.

Each starter kit includes the following products for cancer cell culture and transfection:
• Basal media
• Fetal bovine serum
• Penicillin-streptomycin
• TrypLE Express Enzyme
• Lipofectamine 3000 Transfection Reagent
• Opti-MEM I
• Nunc Cell Culture Treated EasYFlasks

The Cancer Cell Culture Starter kits contain the most commonly used reagents to help you start your cancer cell culture quickly and achieve successful transfections, based on a review of hundreds of cancer research publications in which the following cell lines were used:
• Prostate cancer: DU145, PC-3, LNCaP
• Lung cancer: A549, NCI-H975, PC-14, NCI-H1299
• Breast cancer: MCF-7, MDA-MB-231, T-47D, BT-474
• Liver cancer: Hep G2, Hep 3B

The Cancer Culture Starter kits also include a suggested protocol for the culture, dissociation (cell passage), and transfection of the most-published cancer cell lines. Achieve peace of mind and quickly initiate your experiments with these starter kits, the components of which may also be purchased separately.

Protein Expression Medium (PEM) (Gibco™)

• Supports the large-scale, high-density culture of transfected PER.C6® cells in shake flasks, roller bottles, and bioreactors
• Contains no components directly derived from human or animal sources and one low-level, recombinant protein, minimizing the opportunity to introduce adventitious agents
• Formulated without L-glutamine for maximum stability
• Supports parental PER.C6®, HEK 293, and HeLa cell growth in suspension culture, as well as transfected PER.C6® cells for protein expression applications Storage: Store in the dark at 2-8°C. PER.C6® is a registered trademark of Crucell, Holland B.V.

Grace's Insect Medium (2X), supplemented (Gibco™)

Grace's Supplemented Insect Medium was originally designed for the growth of cells from the Australian Emperor Gum Moth, Antherea eucalypti. Grace's Supplemented Insect Medium is now widely used for the growth of Spodeptera frugiperda cells, Sf9 and Sf21. Sf9 and Sf21 cells are routinely used to express recombinant protein using the Baculovirus Expression Vector System (BEVS). This 2x formulation is intended for use in the agarose overlay when performing the plaque assay. We offer a variety of Gibco® Media options for a range of insect cell culture applications.

This Grace's Insect Medium is modified as follows:

With
• Lactalbumin hydrolysate
• Yeastolate
• L-glutamine
• Sodium bicarbonate

The complete formulation is available. Grace's Supplemented Insect Medium, 2x contains lactalbumin hydrolysate and yeastolate not commonly found in the unsupplemented version.

Product Use
For Research Use Only: Not intended for animal or human diagnostic or therapeutic use.

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® Grace's Supplemented Insect Medium, 2x 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.

Grace's Supplemented Insect Medium, 2x contains lactalbumin hydrolysate and yeastolate, and is commonly diluted with sterile water, Fetal bovine Serum and agarose before use in the agarose overlay, as described in the product manual.

CD Hybridoma AGT™ Medium (Gibco™)

Gibco® CD Hybridoma Medium is an animal origin-free, chemically-defined, protein-free medium specifically developed for the ability to support the growth of hybridomas for antibody production. Gibco® CD Hybridoma Medium features:
• Ability to support suspension and stationary hybridomas and myelomas
• Formulated without L-glutamine for stability
• Animal origin-free, protein-free and chemically defined formulation
• Convenient, easy-to-use Advanced Granulation Technology (AGT™) format

Ability to support suspension and stationary hybridomas and myelomas
Suitable for the culture of recombinant myeloma lines as well as traditional hybridomas, Gibco® CD Hybridoma Medium provides high cell densities and IgG production. Cholesterol-dependent cultures such as NS0 require the addition of 250x Cholesterol Lipid Concentrate.

Formulated without L-glutamine for stability
Gibco® CD Hybridoma Medium requires the addition of 8 mM L-glutamine or GlutaMAX™ supplement before use. GlutaMAX™ supplement minimizes toxic ammonia build-up and improves cell viability and growth in an easy-to-use format.

Animal origin-free, protein-free and chemically defined formulation
Gibco® CD Hybridoma Medium is animal origin-free, protein-free and chemically defined, allowing for easier purification of your protein of interest. Gibco® chemically defined media contain no proteins, hydrolysates or components of unknown composition.

Convenient, easy-to-use Advanced Granulation Technology (AGT™) format
Our Advanced Granulation Technology™ (AGT™) format is an easy-to-use dry powder format. The granules dissolve instantly and pH-adjusts for fast media preparation. Complete reconstitution instructions are available in the product manual.

Product Use
For Research Use Only or Further Manufacturing. Not for use in diagnostic procedures. Customers using Gibco® CD Hybridoma Medium in a manufacturing process, who have a submission with the FDA, may request a letter of authorization from us to reference our Type II Drug Master File (DMF).

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® CD Hybridoma 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.

LHC-8 Medium (1X) (Gibco™)

LHC serum-free media are the most widely used products for culture of bronchial epithelial cells. For maximum flexibility and convenience, we offer these products with or without supplementation.

LHC Basal Medium (1X), liquid

Applications:
Formulated for the growth of bronchial epithelial cells with further supplements.

Recommended storage conditions:
2° to 8°C.

Shelf life:
12 months

Intended use(s)
Research use only



LHC-8 Medium and LHC-9 Medium


Applications:


Engineered specifically for the growth of bronchial epithelial cells such as IB3-1, S9, and C38, BEAS-2B, BZR, BBM, Het-1A, NHBE (normal human bronchial epithelial cells), and BBE (bovine bronchial epithelial cells) for asthma, allergy, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, pulmonary, and esophageal cancer research without further supplements.


Performance and quality testing:

Performance tested in a growth assay using BEAS-2B cells.

Recommended storage conditions:
-5°C to -20°C.

Intended use(s)
Research use only

Reference(s):
Pawliczak R., et. al. (2001) J Biol Chem 276, 44613. Zhao Y.L., et. al. (2000) Carcinogenesis 21, 2005. Liu X., et. al. (1998) Am J Physiol 274, L58. Hei T.K., et. al. (1997) Environ Health Perspect 105, 1085. Lechner J.F., and LaVeck, M.A. (1985) J Tissue Cult Methods 9, 43.

CD OptiCHO™ Medium (Gibco™)

CD OptiCHO™ medium is specifically designed to offer high performance and yield with recombinant CHO cells in a chemically defined fed-batch environment. The protein-free, animal origin free formulation is designed to provide consistency and reduces the need to screen for adventitious agents. CD OptiCHO™ medium builds on Gibco® CD CHO’s legacy of consistent cell growth and titers, while offering up to 40% better titer and cell growth over select competitors. Thanks to its low osmolality and advanced CHO CD EfficientFeed™ Liquid Nutrient Supplement Kit feeding options, CD OptiCHO™ medium is capable of gaining 2-5 fold increases in fed-batch productivity over batch culture.

When to Use CD OptiCHO™ Medium

• You are using a transfected CHO cell line other than CHO K1, GS CHO or CHO-S™ cell lines
• Optimization of feeding strategies will be part of your base medium selection testing in an effort to maximize productivity
• Your CHO cell line is “finicky," i.e. hard to grow or adapt

When to Consider Another Gibco® Medium

Consider CD FortiCHO™ medium when:
• The cell line you are using is a transfected CHO K1, GS CHO or CHO-S™ cell line
• Maximum batch culture cell densities and protein titers are needed
• You have time to adapt cells into a new medium in an effort to maximize titers
• Cell health at harvest is a priority for downstream processing

Consider CD CHO medium when:
• Your GS CHO cells are recommended to be grown in CD CHO medium
• Your cells have been successfully cultured in CD CHO medium in the past and your process is nearing a regulatory filing (DMF available)

Consider CD DG44 medium when:
• You use parental DG44 or DXB11 CHO cells (dhfr-)

Dry Media Formulations
Gibco® liquid media are available in an AGT™ (Advanced Granulation Technology) dry media format that is designed to provide increased consistency and productivity across all stages of production from development to commercial manufacturing. AGT™ media are manufactured animal origin-free with the same complete, serum-free, protein-free, chemically-defined formulation and performance as their liquid media counterparts.

Design Your Own Media Specific to Your Needs
Whether it’s a bench-level experiment or large scale biomanufacturing process, we offer specialized formats, packaging, and quality levels specific to your needs. With Gibco® cGMP Media Custom Services you can put the manufacturing power and years of technical experience of our R&D and Bioproduction Application Specialists to work for you.

Schneider's Drosophila Medium (Gibco™)

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.

Formulation
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.

AmnioMAX™-II Complete Medium (Gibco™)

Gibco® AmnioMAX™ - II Complete Medium is a fully-supplemented medium developed for the short term culture of human amniotic fluid cells for cytogenetic studies and in vitro diagnostic procedures.

Gibco® AmnioMAX™ - II Complete Medium features:

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

Ready-to-use format
Gibco® AmnioMAX™ - II Complete 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 ten days.

Quality and performance testing
Every lot of Gibco® AmnioMAX™ - II Complete Medium is performance tested by a certified US reference cytogenetics laboratory to ensure consistently superior performance. Pooled primary human amniotic fluid samples are cultured for six days in Gibco® AmnioMAX™ - II Complete Medium before measuring the total number of colonies and total number of mitotic colonies. In addition, each lot is tested for sterility, pH and osmolality.

Unique, optimized formulation
Gibco® AmnioMAX™ - II Complete Medium contains Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), gentamicin, and L-glutamine to maximize cell attachment and growth. This optimized medium also has an enhanced buffering system that provides greater pH stability during culture manipulations.

Product Use
For in vitro diagnostic use.

cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® AmnioMAX™ - II Complete 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.

CD OptiCHO™ AGT™ Medium (Gibco™)

CD OptiCHO™ medium is specifically designed to offer high performance and yield with recombinant CHO cells in a chemically defined fed-batch environment. The protein-free, animal origin free formulation is designed to provide consistency and reduces the need to screen for adventitious agents. CD OptiCHO™ medium builds on Gibco® CD CHO’s legacy of consistent cell growth and titers, while offering up to 40% better titer and cell growth over select competitors. Thanks to its low osmolality and advanced CHO CD EfficientFeed™ Liquid Nutrient Supplement Kit feeding options, CD OptiCHO™ medium is capable of gaining 2-5 fold increases in fed-batch productivity over batch culture.

When to Use CD OptiCHO™ Medium
• You are using a transfected CHO cell line other than CHO K1, GS CHO or CHO-S™ cell lines
• Optimization of feeding strategies will be part of your base medium selection testing in an effort to maximize productivity
• Your CHO cell line is “finicky," i.e. hard to grow or adapt

When to Consider Another Gibco® Medium

Consider CD FortiCHO™ medium when:
• The cell line you are using is a transfected CHO K1, GS CHO or CHO-S™ cell line
• Maximum batch culture cell densities and protein titers are needed
• You have time to adapt cells into a new medium in an effort to maximize titers
• Cell health at harvest is a priority for downstream processing

Consider CD CHO medium when:
• Your GS CHO cells are recommended to be grown in CD CHO medium
• Your cells have been successfully cultured in CD CHO medium in the past and your process is nearing a regulatory filing (DMF available)

Consider CD DG44 medium when:
• You use parental DG44 or DXB11 CHO cells (dhfr-)

Liquid Media Formulations
Gibco® AGT™ media are also available in a liquid format that offers the same performance and formulation as the AGT™ media format. Gibco® liquid media are manufactured animal origin-free with the same complete, serum-free, protein-free, chemically-defined formulation and performance as their AGT™ media counterparts.

Design Your Own Media Specific to Your Needs
Whether it’s a bench-level experiment or large scale biomanufacturing process, we offer specialized formats, packaging, and quality levels specific to your needs. With Gibco® cGMP Media Custom Services you can put the manufacturing power and years of technical experience of our R&D and Bioproduction Application Specialists to work for you.