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High performing cell culture media designed to your specifications

Do you have a process that requires special adjustments? We offer media customization options to help meet your unique specifications for any project. Any Gibco performance medium can be fine-tuned to your requirements to help support successful outcomes.

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Catalog media doesn’t have to be one-size-fits-all. Flexibly create your own Gibco custom cell culture medium to suit your needs:

  • Add or remove components
  • Change a concentration
  • Switch packaging
  • Select from cGMP or non-GMP
  • Choose QC tests

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Gibco Custom Media FAQs

Customization Options

Almost all Gibco cell culture basal media products can be customized. To check if a particular product can be customized or to customize of non-media Gibco products, such as buffers and growth factors, please contact us.

You can add, remove, and adjust the concentration of formulation components. In addition, you can select from a range of packaging, QC tests, and either cGMP or non-GMP manufacturing options.

We are very experienced at manufacturing your media formulations with a high degree of consistency. Please visit our cGMP media manufacturing page for more information.

Technical support

We have a dedicated team of Gibco Custom Media Specialists who can work with you during customization, manufacturing, and delivery. Please contact us with any inquiries.

Yes. Our Gibco Custom Media Specialists and R&D staff can provide advice related to the addition or elimination of media components. For more comprehensive services, our Services team specializes in media development and optimization.

Ordering and Delivery

The minimum order volume is generally 1 L for non-GMP manufacturing (Gibco Rapid Prototyping) and 10 L for cGMP production, however there may be exceptions. Please contact us with any inquiries.

When you are ready to place your first order, contact a Gibco Custom Media Specialist or your local Thermo Fisher Scientific account manager. 

Yes. If you are reordering the same formulation, in the same quantity and packaging, simply use the Quick Order link found at the top of every page of thermofisher.com or visit your Order History page and click on the Reorder box.

Contact your local Thermo Fisher Scientific Account Manager or your Custom Media Specialist for questions related to pricing. Custom price quotes are valid for 90 days, unless stated otherwise.

Manufacturing lead times can vary based on formulation, availability of raw materials, batch size, QC test duration, and overall customer demand. For non-GMP piloting, our lead times are typically 2–4 weeks. For large-scale cGMP products lead times vary, however we aim to keep lead times between 12–16 weeks for most formulations. We monitor lead times closely, and we will provide you with an estimated time frame for delivery when you place an order. You can also discuss delivery requirements with your Gibco Custom Media Specialist or Thermo Fisher Scientific Account Manager.


Do you require media manufacturing services for your own proprietary formulation?

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