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Gibco Minimum Essential Media is patterned after Eagle’s Media and is well suited for the growth of a broad spectrum of mammalian cells.

Choose the right MEM

You can find the right Mimimum Essential Medium (MEM) product for your cell culture by using one of the two product selection methods below:

Browse all MEM products in the catalog

Browse the complete catalog offering and use the catalog filters to narrow the product list according to:

  • GlutaMAX-I/Glutamine
  • Phenol red
  • Liquid vs powder formats
  • Serum supplementation, including Advanced (reduced serum) formulations
  • Sodium pyruvate
  • Volume

Use the interactive selection tool

Our Media Formulation Tool allows users to choose media and supplement options and then compare the returned products side by side.

Cell culture with Advanced Media

Growth comparisons of several cell lines grown in Advanced (reduced serum) Media (1–2% FBS) compared to classical media (5% FBS) show equivalent or superior cell growth, with no change in morphology.

Cell Culture with Advanced MEM Media

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Improve cell viability and growth with GlutaMAX media and supplement

While results may vary depending on the cell line, using Gibco GlutaMAX-I Supplement in place of L-glutamine in cell culture can improve cell viability and growth, potentially increasing productivity levels. Increase media stability, minimize toxic ammonia build-up, and maximize cell performance. Get the most from your cell cultures with GlutaMAX media and supplement.

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