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Find the right Gibco media formulation for DMEM, DMEM/F-12, MEM and RPMI-1640.

We are dedicated to providing quality Gibco cell culture media products that meet all of your research needs.

Use our interactive Media Formulation tool below to compare basal media side-by-side. First choose your media, and then choose specific modifications to find the right match for your experiment. For your future reference, easily compare selected media, with our download feature.

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Cell culture media best practices

Here are a few simple tips & tricks to help ensure your cell culture media are maintained for optimal performance.

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If refrigerated, warm your cell culture media before use. Your cells would be cold at 2–8°C, and you would be too!

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Keep your cell culture media protected from light. Light exposure degrades the essential vitamins in media that your cells need to grow.

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Once you have supplemented the cell culture media with FBS, place the complete media into the refrigerator (2–8°C ) to maintain performance.

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Use your supplemented media within 2–4 weeks to reduce the chances of contamination and the impact of pH drift.

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Gibco cell culture products are manufactured in facilities compliant with current good manufacturing practices (GMP) and adhere to a robust quality management system, helping to ensure the consistency, reliability, and high quality you can rely on.

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The 1 L Gibco bottle uses 38% less source material (32% less material for the 500 mL bottle) than comparable media bottles on the market today. This helps reduce the consumption of non-renewable resources, helping shrink your footprint.

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Find the right Gibco media formulation for DMEM, DMEM/F-12, MEM, and RPMI-1640 media.

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