Gibco Minimum Essential Media is patterned after Eagle’s Media and is well suited for the growth of a broad spectrum of mammalian cells.
One of the most commonly used of all cell culture media, MEM can be used with a variety of suspension and adherent mammalian cells, including HeLa, BHK-21, 293, HEP-2, HT-1080, MCF-7, fibroblasts, and primary rat astrocytes.
We offer a variety of MEM modifications for a range of cell culture applications.
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Choose the right MEM
Select the right Gibco MEM for your cell culture. Browse the catalog and you’ll be able to narrow the list according to:
- Glutamine / GlutaMAX supplementation
- Phenol red indicator
- Liquid vs powder formats
- Serum supplementation
- Sodium pyruvate additive
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Find the right Gibco media formulation
Use our interactive Media Formulation tool to compare basal media side-by-side. First choose your media, and then choose specific modifications to find the right match for your experiment. Easily compare selected media with the download feature for your future reference.
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