Basal Media

A variety of unsupplemented media formulations that contain only the basic nutrients needed to culture non-fastidious microorganisms and cell lines. Products are available in powder or liquid formats.
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DMEM/F-12, no phenol red Gibco™

DMEM/F-12 (Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium/Nutrient Mixture F-12) is a widely used basal medium for supporting the growth of many different mammalian cells. Cells successfully cultured in DMEM/F-12 include MDCK, glial cells, fibroblasts, human endothelial cells, and rat fibroblasts.

RPMI 1640 Medium, powder, HEPES Gibco™

Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI) 1640 medium was originally developed to culture human leukemic cells in suspension and as a monolayer. RPMI 1640 has since been found suitable for a variety of mammalian cells including HeLa, Jurkat, MCF-7, PC12, PBMC, astrocytes and carcinomas.

Basal Medium Eagle (BME) Gibco™

Basal Medium Eagle (BME) is a widely used synthetic basal medium for supporting the growth of many different mammalian cells. BME was originally developed by Harry Eagle for HeLa cells and mouse fibroblasts, when he discovered the minimum requirements for cell growth in vitro.

IMDM, no phenol red Gibco™

Iscove's Modified Dulbecco's Medium (IMDM) is well suited for rapidly proliferating, high-density cell cultures, including Jurkat, COS-7, and macrophage cells. We offer a variety of Gibco® IMDM modifications for a range of cell culture applications.

DMEM, high glucose, no glutamine, no calcium Gibco™

Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) is a widely used basal medium for supporting the growth of many different mammalian cells. Cells successfully cultured in DMEM include primary fibroblasts, neurons, glial cells, HUVECs, and smooth muscle cells, as well as cell lines such as HeLa, 293, Cos-7,...

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...

DMEM, high glucose, no glutamine, no methionine, no cystine Gibco™

Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) is a widely used basal medium for supporting the growth of many different mammalian cells. Cells successfully cultured in DMEM include primary fibroblasts, neurons, glial cells, HUVECs, and smooth muscle cells, as well as cell lines such as HeLa, 293, Cos-7,...

DMEM, high glucose, HEPES, no phenol red Gibco™

DMEM (Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium) is a widely used basal medium for supporting the growth of many different mammalian cells. Cells successfully cultured in DMEM include primary fibroblasts, neurons, glial cells, HUVECs, and smooth muscle cells, as well as cell lines such as HeLa, 293, Cos-7,...

RPMI 1640 Medium (Dutch modification) Gibco™

Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI) 1640 medium was originally developed to culture human leukemic cells in suspension and as a monolayer. RPMI 1640 has since been found suitable for a variety of mammalian cells including HeLa, Jurkat, MCF-7, PC12, PBMC, astrocytes, and carcinomas.

Leibovitz's L-15 Medium, no phenol red 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.

Glasgow's MEM, powder Gibco™

Glasgow's Minimum Essential Medium (GMEM) was originally developed by Ian McPherson and Michael Stoker as a modification of Eagle's medium. It was utilized to study the genetic factors which affected cell competence. Glasgow's MEM was developed for use with kidney cells lines, such as BHK-21.

DMEM, high glucose, no glutamine, no phenol red Gibco™

DMEM (Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium) is a widely used basal medium for supporting the growth of many different mammalian cells. Cells successfully cultured in DMEM include primary fibroblasts, neurons, glial cells, HUVECs, and smooth muscle cells, as well as cell lines such as HeLa, 293, Cos-7,...

Medium 199, Earle's Salts, powder Gibco™

Medium 199 was originally developed for nutritional studies of chick embryo fibroblasts. It has broad species applicability, particularly for cultivation of non-transformed cells. Medium 199 is widely used in virology, vaccine production, and in vitro cultivation of primary explants of mouse...

DMEM, powder, low glucose, pyruvate Gibco™

Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) is a widely used basal medium for supporting the growth of many different mammalian cells. Cells successfully cultured in DMEM include primary fibroblasts, neurons, glial cells, HUVECs, and smooth muscle cells, as well as cell lines such as HeLa, 293, Cos-7,...

MEM, high glucose, high sodium bicarbonate Gibco™

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.
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