For nearly 20 years, researchers have been publishing their experiments using Gibco™ B-27™ cell culture supplements. The first commercially available, serum-free supplement for neural cell culture, Gibco B-27 Serum Free Supplement was developed for the long-term culture of rat hippocampal and cortical neurons. Since its introduction, the publication history of B-27 supplements demonstrates that researchers are expanding the use of these supplements far beyond their original applications.
The most referenced neural cell culture supplement
Our exclusive B-27 supplements are the most referenced neural cell culture supplements. B-27 supplements have been cited in thousands of peer-reviewed publications spanning a variety of different cell types, and used in the research of many different neurological disease models.
Which B-27 supplement is right for you?
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|Application||Product name||Cat. No.|
|Studies where XenoFree components are required||B-27 Supplement, XenoFree CTS™||A14867-01|
|Studies of oxidative stress/damage, apoptosis,
or where free radical damage to neurons occurs
minus AO (antioxidants)
|Studies of insulin secretion or insulin receptors||B-27 Supplement,
|Electrophysiology studies||B-27 Electrophysiology Kit||A1413701|
|Growth and expansion of retinal ganglion cells||B-27 Supplement, Custom||0080085SA|
Table 1. Cell types and disease models cited in publications using Gibco neural cell culture reagents
|Primary cells||Brainstem, cerebellar, cortical, dopaminergic, DRG, enteric, GABAergic, glutamatergic, hippocampal, motor, neural progenitor, pancreatic, parasympathetic, retinal, septal, striatal, substantia nigral, sympathetic ganglia|
|Stem cells||Induced pluripotent stem cell, neural precursor, neural stem cell, neuroepithelial, cardiomyocytes|
|Glial cells||Astrocyte, microglia, oligodendrocytes, radial glia, satellite, schwann|
|Disease models||Alzheimer’s disease, amyotropyic lateral sclerosis (ALS), brain tumor, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, glioma, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, spinal cord injury, stroke|
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