The most cited neuronal cell culture supplement, B-27 Supplement is an optimized serum-free supplement used to support the low- or high-density growth and short- or long-term viability of embryonic, post-natal, and adult hippocampal and other CNS neurons.
Sodium pyruvate is commonly added to cell culture media as a carbon source in addition to glucose. Since cells make sodium pyruvate as an intermediate metabolite in the glycolysis pathway, it is not a required supplement for all cell cultures.
Gibco™ GlutaMAX™ Supplement is an alternative to L-glutamine, with increased stability that improves cell health. GlutaMAX™ Supplement is suitable for both adherent and suspension culture of mammalian cells, with no adaptation required.
N-2 Supplement is a chemically-defined, serum-free supplement based on Bottenstein’s N-1 formulation. It is recommended for growth and expression of neuroblastomas as well as post-mitotic neurons in primary cultures from both the peripheral nervous system and the central nervous system.
Poly-D-Lysine is a chemically synthesized extracellular matrix used to facilitate cell adhesion to tissue culture-treated plastic and glass surfaces. Poly-D-Lysine contains polymers with a molecular weight of 50,000–150,000 Daltons, which makes this product ideal for neuronal culture applications.
Gibco™ Insulin-Transferrin-Selenium (ITS-G) is used as a basal medium supplement in order to reduce the amount of fetal bovine serum (FBS) needed to culture cells. Originally used with RPMI 1640 and Minimum Essential Medium (MEM), ITS-G solution is now routinely used with other basal media to...
B-27 Plus Supplement is the next-generation of the most cited neuronal cell culture product, B-27 Supplement. It is a serum-free supplement that provides the highest rate of in vitro survival of primary rodent and human stem cell-derived neurons when used with Neurobasal Plus Medium.
Trypan Blue Solution, 0.4%, is routinely used as a cell stain to assess cell viability using the dye exclusion test. This test is often performed while counting cells with the hemocytometer during routine subculturing, but can be performed any time cell viability needs to be determined quickly and...
Gibco™ 2-Mercaptoethanol (also known as beta-mercaptoethanol or BME) is a potent reducing agent used in cell culture media to prevent toxic levels of oxygen radicals. 2-Mercaptoethanol is not stable in solution, so most protocols require daily supplementation.
GIBCO™ Anti-Clumping Agent is a concentrated liquid reagent that reduces cell clumping to assist in attaining higher viable cell densities in suspension culture. Anti-Clumping Agent is a gentle, animal origin-free, chemically defined formulation that contains no proteins, enzymes, hydrolysates, or...
ITS-A (Insulin-Transferrin-Selenium-Sodium Pyruvate) Supplement is used as a basal medium supplement in order to reduce the amount of Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) used to culture cells. ITS-A is used for adherent cell cultures.
Gibco™ HEPES (N-2-Hydroxyethylpiperazine-N-2-Ethane Sulfonic Acid) is a zwitterionic organic chemical buffering agent commonly used in cell culture media. The addition of 10 – 25 mM HEPES provides extra buffering capacity when cell culture requires extended periods of manipulation outside of a CO2...
Gibco™ MEM Vitamin Solution is used as a growth supplement for cell culture medium, to increase cell growth and viability. Gibco™ MEM Vitamin Solution is formulated to contain 100x the vitamins found in the standard Minimum Essential Medium (MEM). The complete formulation is available.
A variation of the most cited neuronal cell culture supplement, B-27 Supplement Minus Antioxidants (AO) is a customized version of the original B-27 Supplement without five antioxidants (vitamin E, vitamin E acetate, superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione).
Gibco™ 2-Mercaptoethanol (also known as beta-mercaptoethanol or BME) is a potent reducing agent used in cell culture medium to prevent toxic levels of oxygen radicals. Mercaptoethanol is not stable in solution so most protocols require daily supplementation.