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Gibco™ Liver 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.

CD 293 Medium (1X) Gibco™

CD 293 Medium is a chemically-defined, protein-free medium optimized for the growth of suspension cultures of 293 cells. CD 293 Medium contains no proteins or peptides of animal, plant, or synthetic origin. There are also no undefined lysates or hydrolysates in the formulation.

Formulated without L-glutamine for increased stability; add 20 ml of 200 mM L-glutamine or 20 ml of GlutaMAX™-I Supplement per 1,000 ml of medium prior to use.

A 293 Medium Master file has been submitted to the FDA. If you wish to cross-reference a Master file for CD 293 Medium, please contact Technical Services or your local Sales Representative.

Gibco™ Prostate 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.

Expi293™ Expression Medium Gibco™

Gibco Expi293 Expression Medium is a chemically defined, serum-free, protein-free medium for growth and transfection of suspension-adapted human embryonic kidney (HEK) 293 cells. It is specifically designed as a core component to support high density culture of Expi293F cells in the Expi293 Expression System for scalable transient protein expression.

• Supports growth of suspension 293 cultures to densities of over 1.5 x 10^7 cells/mL
• Transfection compatible serum-free suspension culture medium enables transfection efficiencies of greater than 70% using ExpiFectamine transfection reagent
• Enables sustained, high level expression of high density transiently transfected cultures, achieving yields of up to 1 gram per liter of recombinant protein
• Supports growth and transfection of 293 cells in culture formats of less than 1 mL in multiwell plates to greater than 10L in disposable bioreactors
• Does not contain phenol red

Expi293 Expression Medium is formulated with GlutaMAX-I reagent. It is ready to use, with no supplementation required. The chemically defined formulation results in high reproducibility and lot-to-lot reliability. Expi293 Expression Medium contains no human or animal-origin components. The medium is not recommended for adherent cell cultures.

Product use
Customers using Expi293 Expression 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).

Keratinocyte SFM (1X), without calcium chloride Gibco™

Keratinocyte SFM (serum-free medium) is optimized for the growth and maintenance of human keratinocytes and other types of epithelial cells without the need for a feeder layer of cells. The complete medium may be used to cultivate human epidermal keratinocytes for studies involving dermal substitutes, in vitro toxicology, and gene therapy. Keratinocyte SFM without calcium is available to allow researchers to adjust the calcium concentration to meet the demands of their specific application.

Keratinocyte SFM is a complete serum-free medium when supplemented with human recombinant epidermal growth factor (rEGF) and bovine pituitary extract (BPE) at the time of use. Both supplements, rEGF and BPE, are supplied in separate packaging with the basal medium.

EfficientFeed™ B+ AGT™ Supplement Gibco™

Gibco® EfficientFeed™ B+ (Plus) AGT™ Supplement is a dry-format, single-part supplement for fed batch addition to the culture of multiple cell lines to assist with process development and maximization of bioreactor utilization. Compared to original CHO CD EfficientFeed™ B AGT™ nutrient supplement, EfficientFeed™ B+ supplement has components that are uniquely combined to allow simpler single-part pH-neutral reconstitution, as well as the ability to super-concentrate the supplement from 52.7 g/L (1X) to 158.1g/L (3X) for reduction of product dilution or increased titers with additional feeding, when appropriate. The product is an animal origin-free, chemically defined formulation that contains no proteins, hydrolysates, or components of incompletely defined composition.

Which EfficientFeed™ + Supplement to Choose?

Consider EfficientFeed™ B+ AGT™ Supplement when:
• You have used CHO CD EfficientFeed™ B supplement in the past and wish to explore simpler reconstitution and super-concentration benefits of new technology for delivery of key components
• You are currently using CD CHO as your base cell growth medium

Consider EfficientFeed™ A+ AGT™ Supplement when:
• You have used CHO CD EfficientFeed™ A supplement in the past and wish to explore simpler reconstitution and super-concentration benefits of new technology for delivery of key components
• You are currently using CD OptiCHO™ as your base cell growth medium

Consider EfficientFeed™ C+ AGT™ Supplement when:
• You have used CD EfficientFeed™ C supplement in the past and wish to explore simpler reconstitution and super-concentration benefits of new technology for delivery of key components
• You want higher productivity in GS CHO, CHO-K1, & CHO-S® derived cell lines
• You are currently using CD FortiCHO™ as your base cell growth medium
• You are using a base medium with greater than 6 g/L glucose or a hydrolysate at day 0

Increasing Titers
As a complete feed, EfficientFeed™ + supplements have been shown to provide multiple-fold increases in titers at 1X concentration versus batch culture, and are an excellent starting point for process development. Flexibility to further increase titers are enhanced with the ability to super-concentrate the product by reconstituting with less water to deliver up to 158 g/L of fed nutrients (see figure).

Maximizing Bioreactor Utilization
Have you ever wished you could have more working volume at the start of a bioreactor run to get more protein produced, but needed too much feeding volume space to accomplish your optimal goal? Have you ever thought that room for a little more feeding might get you to a new level of titer from a process and maybe even reduce the number of bioreactor runs that might be needed per year? In either of these cases, it is important to have the flexibility to super-concentrate your feeding supplements so you get less product dilution, more space for an additional feeding, and/or more working volume to start your run (see figure). In fact, you may gain about 20% more bioreactor utilization by exploring the unique ability to super-concentrate this EfficientFeed B+ product.

Simplified Handling to Reduce Risk in Scale-Up
The ability to scale up in an AGT™ dry format provides ease of handling and storage in manufacturing and other bioprocess settings. Fewer parts and steps in reconstitution mean fewer opportunities for operator error. Further, ability to store this feed, even when super-concentrated, for the length of a bioreactor run at room temperature, in the dark, may allow you fewer chances of contamination during closed system connections by reducing the number of connections to the bioreactor to one.

Versene Solution Gibco™

Versene is an EDTA solution for use as a gentle non-enzymatic cell dissociation reagent. Gibco® Versene Solution (0.48 mM) is formulated as 0.2 g EDTA(Na4) per liter of Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS).

Product Use
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Dual-site cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® Versene Solution 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® Versene Solution product made in our Scotland facility (15040-033). This facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 standard.

Diploid Growth Serum-Reduced Medium (SRM) Gibco™

The Gibco Diploid Serum-Reduced Medium (SRM) system is designed to support vaccine manufacture under serum-reduced or serum-free conditions for cell types traditionally cultured in classical media with 10% serum. With this system, human diploid cells, such as MRC-5, Wi38, and KMB17, can be grown with just 1–2% serum. Additionally, it supports growth of chicken embryo fibroblasts under serum-free conditions. Virus production can then be conducted under serum-free conditions without the addition of albumin or other supplements.

The Diploid SRM system is composed of two different kits:
1. Diploid Growth Serum-Reduced Medium (SRM) kit (this page): A basal medium and 100X growth supplement designed for cell expansion
2. Diploid Production Serum-Free Medium (SFM) kit: A basal medium and 100X production supplement designed for virus production

Human cells have traditionally been used to manufacture a variety of vaccines, such as the varicella zoster, polio, smallpox, hepatitis A, measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines. Traditionally, the only way to culture these cells has been to use classical media with 10% serum for growth and 1–5% human albumin (human sourced or recombinant) for virus production. These are two of the highest cost components in vaccine production. The Diploid SRM system helps reduce or eliminate both components while maintaining high virus titers.

Cost savings
Reduction or elimination of serum can significantly reduce cost for a vaccine manufacturing process. Premium FBS is expensive with high price volatility. Given the typical cost pressures on vaccine production, both economic drivers make vaccine manufacturing to a target price extremely challenging. Diploid Growth SRM reduces the impact of this volatility in price and offers a level of cost consistency not available with processes that use serum in high volumes.

In addition, serum requires frozen storage. A 10% serum concentration in growth media can result in high frozen storage requirements for a vaccine process. A process requiring 1,000 L of growth medium would require the frozen storage of 100 L of serum. The Diploid Growth SRM kit comes with a 100X frozen supplement, enabling an 80% reduction in frozen storage requirements. 1,000 L of Diploid Growth SRM would only need 20 L of frozen storage: 10 L for FBS and 10 L for the 100X supplement.

Albumin is commonly added to virus production media. With the Diploid Production SFM, viruses can be produced at comparable titers without any additional supplementation.

No adaptation required
The Diploid SRM system was developed with existing cell banks in mind. Transitioning a vaccine process to a new medium can be challenging due to the need to adapt the cells to the new medium. For human cells such as MRC-5, there is the added risk of reaching the Hayflick limit due to the added passages necessary during cell adaptation and subsequent re-banking of the cells. The transition to the Diploid SRM system does not require adaptation or re-banking of cells when using the Diploid Growth SRM kit. Existing cGMP cells banked with serum may be thawed directly in Diploid Growth SRM supplemented with 1% FBS, allowing a simple transition to this medium.

Mitigate serum supply risk
Obtaining a steady supply of serum can be challenging, especially if the serum required is from a BSE/TSE safe region such as New Zealand or Australia. Serum supply can fluctuate based on several environmental (drought, cattle disease) and economic (feed cost, dairy pricing) factors. With Diploid Growth SRM this dependence is substantially reduced due to the reduced serum requirements.

TAP Growth Media, optimized for Chlamydomonas culture Gibco™

Gibco® TAP Media is optimized for the growth and maintenance of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The formulation comes ready-to-use at 1X to let you avoid laborious media preparation steps.

Each Gibco® TAP Media comes in the award winning Gibco® bottle designed for easier use in the biosafety cabinet, minimizing the risk of contamination, and helping you perform cell culture more consistently. Together, the superior packaging and quality, greater reliability, and improved consistency in Chlamydomonas culture, results in better overall efficiency and more robust data (Fig. 1, 2).

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

VP-SFM AGT™ Medium Gibco™

VP-SFM AGT™ is a serum free, ultra low protein medium (5 µg/ml) in a new easy-to-use granular format. VP-SFM AGT™ is designed for the growth of VERO cells for virus production. It is also suitable for the growth of COS-7, MDCK, BHK-21 and Hep2 cells and for recombinant protein production.

Leibovitz's L-15 Medium, GlutaMAX™ Supplement Gibco™

Leibovitz's L-15 Medium supports the growth of HEP-2 monkey kidney cells and primary explants of embryonic and adult human tissue. L-15 is buffered by phosphates and free base amino acids instead of sodium bicarbonate. This medium is designed for supporting cell growth in environments without CO2 equilibration.

This L-15 is modified as follows:

WithWithout
• Galactose• Glucose
• Phenol Red• HEPES
• GlutaMAX™• Sodium Bicarbonate
• Sodium Pyruvate

The complete formulation is available.

Gibco® L-15 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
Gibco® L-15 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.

L-15 contains no proteins, lipids, or growth factors. Therefore, L-15 requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS).

CD CHO AGT™ Medium Gibco™

CD CHO AGT™ (Advanced Granulation Technology) medium is a protein-free, chemically-defined medium optimized for the growth of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and expression of recombinant proteins in suspension culture. The AGT™ dry media format is designed to provide increased consistency and productivity across all stages of production from development to commercial manufacturing. CD CHO AGT™ medium contains no proteins or peptide components of animal, plant, or synthetic origin, as well as no undefined lysates or hydrolysates.

When to Use CD CHO Medium
• 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)

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 OptiCHO™ medium when:
• 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

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.

CHO-S-SFM II (without hypoxanthine or thymidine) Gibco™

CHO-S-SFM II, is a complete, serum-free, low-protein (less than 100 µg/ml) medium optimized for the growth and maintenance of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells in suspension culture for production of recombinant proteins. This medium contains no thymidine or hypoxanthine (the supplemented medium is also available). This ready-to-use medium is suitable for the suspension culturing of CHO and other cells in batch, continuous, and perfusion culture systems. A CHO-S-SFM II medium Drug Master File (DMF) 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.

This medium contains components of animal origin. If growth factors or hydrolysates, found in competitor media, are to be avoided, consider CD CHO, CD OptiCHO™ or CD FortiCHO™ media.

When to use CHO-S-SFM II Medium
• Your cells have been successfully cultured in CHO-S-SFM II medium in the past and your process is nearing a regulatory filing (DMF available)

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 OptiCHO™ medium when:
• 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

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-)

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.

Adenovirus Expression Medium (AEM), for PER.C6™ cells Gibco™

Adenovirus Expression Medium (AEM) is recommended for the growth of PER.C6® cells in suspension and for the production of viruses and viral vectors in these cells. It is an animal-origin free cell culture medium without components directly derived from human or animal sources. Each lot of AEM is performance tested for cell growth with PER.C6® cells and AEM has been qualified to produce adenovirus and influenza viruses. It also supports HEK 293 cell growth. Glutamine or GlutaMAX™-I supplementation is required.

Macrophage-SFM (1X) Gibco™

Macrophage-SFM is a serum-free medium designed for the culture of human peripheral blood monocytes and macrophages (1).

Contains L-glutamine, but no antibiotics.
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