Culture your cells with Gibco cell culture reagents

Designed to deliver reproducibility, Gibco cell culture reagents are infused with quality, customer-focused innovation, and service excellence from beginning to end. From the most basic formulations to the newest innovations, Gibco products offer exceptional quality, consistency, and performance—for results that you can count on every day.

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Cell culture grade water and water for injection

In our system, water for injection (WFI water), is pretreated by multi-filtration to remove large particles. A softening process then replaces heavy metals with sodium. This is followed by carbon filtration, which removes chlorine. Our waters go on to be distilled in a vapor compression sill and filtered through a 0.1 micron membrane.

Distilled water for cell culture product bottle
 Distilled waterWater for injection
Filtration (0.1 µm)YesYes
Added substancesNoNo
Meets USP/monograph for WFIYesYes
Daily testsBioburdenYesYes
Oxidizable substancesNoYes
Total organic carbonNoYes
Monthly testsMetalsYesYes

Distilled water for cell culture

Distilled water can be used as a solvent when preparing cell culture media and laboratory reagents. Suitable for use in cell culture and molecular biology applications, this water is prepared both by distillation and filtration (0.1 µm) and contains no added substances.

Water for injection for cell culture

Also for use as cell culture media and lab reagent solvent, water for injection (WFI) is high-quality water available in a variety of sizes. WFI meets USP monograph standards, is distilled and filtered (0.1 µm), and contains no additives. Like our distilled water, WFI is monitored routinely. Monitoring includes daily tests of conductivity, total organic carbon, endotoxin and bioburden and monthly metal testing.

cell culture media icon GMP manufacturing

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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We are committed to delivering products that serve the research needs of our customers, while striving to develop them in a way that minimizes our use of natural resources and our impact on the environment.

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