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Ham's F-12 Nutrient Mix, GlutaMAX™ Supplement (Gibco™)

Ham's F-12 Nutrient Mixture (F-12) was designed for serum-free single-cell plating of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. F-12 has since been used for serum-free growth of CHO cultures as well as serum-supplemented growth of other mammalian cells, including chondrocytes and rat prostate epithelial cells. We offer a variety of Gibco® F-12 modifications for a range of cell culture applications. Find the right formulation using the media selector tool.

This Ham's F-12 is modified as follows:

With
• GlutaMAX™
• Phenol Red

The complete formulation is available.

Compared to other basal media, F-12 contains a wider variety of components, including zinc, putrescine, hypoxanthine, and thymidine. Serum-free growth of CHO cells in F-12 has led to a variety of improved formulations. Gibco® F-12 with GlutaMAX™ supplement minimizes toxic ammonia build-up and improves cell viability and growth in an easy-to-use format.

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® F-12 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.

Gibco® F-12 contains no proteins or growth factors. Therefore, F-12 requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). F-12 uses a sodium bicarbonate buffer system (1.176 g/L) and therefore requires a 5-10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH.

Ham's F-12 Nutrient Mix, powder (Gibco™)

Ham's F-12 Nutrient Mixture (F-12) was designed for serum-free single-cell plating of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. F-12 has since been used for serum-free growth of CHO cultures as well as serum-supplemented growth of other mammalian cells, including chondrocytes and rat prostate epithelial cells. We offer a variety of Gibco® F-12 modifications for a range of cell culture applications. Find the right formulation using the media selector tool.

This Ham's F-12 is modified as follows:

WithWithout
• L-glutamine• Sodium Bicarbonate
• Phenol Red

The complete formulation is available.

Compared to other basal media, F-12 contains a wider variety of components, including zinc, putrescine, hypoxanthine, and thymidine. Serum-free growth of CHO cells in F-12 has led to a variety of improved formulations.

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® F-12 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.

Gibco® F-12 contains no proteins or growth factors. Therefore, F-12 requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). F-12 uses a sodium bicarbonate buffer system (1.176 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).

Ham's F-12 Nutrient Mix (Gibco™)

Ham's F-12 Nutrient Mixture (F-12) was designed for serum-free, single-cell plating of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells. F-12 has since been used for serum-free growth of CHO cultures as well as serum-supplemented growth of other mammalian cells, including chondrocytes and rat prostate epithelial cells. We offer a variety of F-12 modifications for a range of cell culture applications. Find the right formulation using the media selector tool.

This Ham's F-12 is modified as follows:
With
• L-glutamine
• Phenol Red

The complete formulation is available.

Using F-12
Compared to other basal media, F-12 contains a wider variety of components, including zinc, putrescine, hypoxanthine, and thymidine. F-12 contains no proteins or growth factors. Therefore, F-12 requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). F-12 uses a sodium bicarbonate buffer system (1.176 g/L), and therefore requires a 5–10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH.

cGMP manufacturing and quality system
For supply chain continuity, we manufacture F-12 at two separate facilities; one located in Grand Island, NY and the other in 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.

Ham's F-12K (Kaighn's) Medium (Gibco™)

Ham's F-12K (Kaighn's) Medium is a modification of Ham's F-12 Nutrient Mixture. Ham's F-12K (Kaighn's) Medium was developed for primary human hepatocytes, as well as for some rat and chicken liver cells in a reduced serum environment.

This F-12K (Kaighn's) Medium is manufactured as follows:
WithWithout
• L-glutamine• HEPES
• Phenol Red

The complete formulation is available.

Using Ham's F-12K
Ham's F-12K (Kaighn's) Medium contains many components not found in traditional basal media, such as putrescine, thymidine, hypoxanthine, zinc, and higher levels of all amino acids and sodium pyruvate. These additions allow the medium to be supplemented with very low levels of serum or defined components, for some cell types. Ham's F-12K (Kaighn's) Medium contains no proteins or growth factors, and is therefore often supplemented with growth factors and Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). The FBS concentration must be optimized for each cell line. Ham's F-12K (Kaighn's) Medium uses a sodium bicarbonate buffer system (2.5 g/L), and therefore requires a 5–10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH.

Dual-site cGMP manufacturing
For supply chain continuity, we manufacture Ham's F-12K (Kaighn's) Medium 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.