Supporting cells in the freezer

Gibco cryopreservation media solutions were developed to support safe cryopreserving of your cell lines for future use.

It is recommended that you use that you use freezing medium for cryopreserving your cells. The freezing medium should contain a cryoprotective agenct such as dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) or glycerol. Cryoprotective agents reduce the freezing point of the medium and also allow a slower cooling rate, greatly reducing the risk of ice crystal formation, which can damage cells and cause cell death.

Compare these solutions using the table below, and choose the one that best fits your research needs.

  Synth-a-Freeze Cryopreservation Medium Recovery Cell Culture Freezing Medium PSC Cryopreservation Kit
Description Intended for freezing and storing a variety of cell types Complete freezing medium for cryopreservation of a wide variety of mammalian cells Cryopreservation medium and recovery supplement optimized to enable maximum pluripotent stem cell viability
Tested cell types Human keratinocytes, ESCs, MSCs, NSCs, other primary cell types CHO-S, CHO-K1, HEK 293, Jurkat, NIH 3T3 CHO-S, CHO-K1, HEK 293, Jurkat, NIH 3T3
Chemical composition AOF Contains FBS Xeno-free
Cell Therapy Systems (CTS) product available CTS Synth-a-Freeze Medium    
Size 50 mL 50 mL 50 mL bottle + 5 mL vial
Cost $ $$ $$$
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Help maximize post-thaw recovery with RevitaCell Supplement

Gibco RevitaCell Supplement is optimized for use with pluripotent stem cells as a post-thaw recovery solution to help improve cell viability and maximize recovery of cells.

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