Mammalian Media

Mammalian Media

High Quality and Consistent Animal Sera for Optimal Cell Culture

Animal sera, whether from bovine, human or other animal source, provides all essential nutrients such as proteins, attachment factors, growth factors, amino acids, trace elements, vitamins, lipids and hormones for healthy cell culture growth. It plays an essential role in regulating cell osmotic pressure and membrane permeability, serving as a carrier for enzymes, micronutrients, lipids and trace elements into the cell. Animal sera has been widely used as a nutrient boost for most cell culture applications in the life sciences.

To meet and exceed quality control standards for high performance in cell culture, all sera are tested by independent third-party laboratories for the presence of endotoxins, mycoplasma, bacteria, fungi and viruses. Additional testing is performed for total protein concentration (including hemoglobin content) and cell growth. A certificate of analysis for each lot is available upon request. Our animal sera ensure:

  • High performance for broad cell types
  • Low endotoxin levels
  • Free of mycoplasma contamination
  • Free of disease from animal sources
  • Minimized lot-to-lot variability
  • Sterility
  • Country of origin and traceability

Fetal Bovine Serum

Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is one of the most highly implemented serum supplements for in vitro cell culture. This is due to its complex array of protein components, the presence of optimal cell growth factors, low endotoxin levels and low hemoglobin concentration, all of which are required by cells to sustain, grow and divide. FBS offers excellent value for basic cell culture applications, specialty research and bioprocessing. Our quality assurance standards ensure reliable and consistent delivery of high quality FBS from raw material to final product. Heat inactivated CELLect™ FBS Gold is the industry standard for FBS supplements.

Sera from Other Animals

Although fetal bovine serum is the most commonly used sera for cell culture, several other animal sera alternatives can be selected based on cell origin, cross-reactivity, performance requirements and costs, including human serum, newborn calf serum, horse serum, goat serum, rabbit serum, porcine serum and chicken serum. A wide spectrum of animal sera are available to meet your cell culture needs for both research and bioprocessing applications.

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CELLect Fetal Bovine Serum, Gold, Heat Inactivated

Fetal bovine serum has been the most widely used growth supplement for cell culture media because of its high content of embryonic growth-promoting factors. When used at appropriate concentrations, it supplies many defined and undefined components that have been shown to satisfy specific metabolic requirements for the culture of cells in vitro.

CELLect Fetal Bovine Serum, Gold, Us Origin

CELLect Fetal Bovine Serum, Gold, Us Origin

CELLect™ Gold is collected from a U.S.D.A. regulated and monitored abattoir by technicians who work "on-site" where the fetal blood is aseptically collected via cardiac puncture. This raw material is transported to the production facility where it undergoes sterilization via filtration through multiple 0.1 micron filters. The care and diligence taken in handling the fetal serum minimizes cell lysis and other detrimental factors thereby reducing possible lysozyme and hemoglobin contamination. This translates into increased performance in the final product. It is superior for hybridoma cloning. It is supplied sterile, with no detectable mycoplasma or viral infection. Serum is an extremely complex mixture of many small and large biomolecules with different, physiologically balanced growth-promoting and growth inhibiting activities.

CELLect Fetal Bovine Serum, Silver, Mexico Origin

CELLect Fetal Bovine Serum, Silver, Mexico Origin

CELLect™ Silver is collected from a U.S.D.A. regulated and monitored abbatoir by technicians who work "on-site" where the fetal blood is aseptically collected via cardiac puncture. This raw material is transported to the production facility where it undergoes sterilization via filtration with multiple 0.1 micron filters. The care and diligence taken in handling the fetal serum minimizes cell lysis and other detrimental factors thereby reducing possible lysozyme and hemoglobin contamination. This translates into increased performance in the final product. It is supplied sterile, with no detectable mycoplasma or viral infection.

Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) (1X Solution) Dulbecco's Formula Without Calcium, Magnesium

Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) (1X Solution) Dulbecco's Formula Without Calcium, Magnesium

Phosphate Buffered Salts, Dulbecco's Formula (DPBS) is a balanced salt solution (BSS) used for the handling and culturing of mammalian cells. DPBS is used to irrigate, wash, and dilute mammalian cells. Phosphate buffering maintains the pH in the physiological range. Calcium and magnesium facilitate cell binding and clumping. DPBS without these ions can be used to wash and rinse suspended cells.

RPMI 1640 (1X Solution) With L-Glutamine With Sodium Bicarbonate

RPMI 1640 (1X Solution) With L-Glutamine With Sodium Bicarbonate

RPMI 1640 Medium was originally developed by Moore and his colleagues at Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI). It was based on the RPMI 1630 line of media which utilized a bicarbonate buffering system and alterations in the amounts of amino acids and vitamins. A Dutch Modification of RPMI 1640 is also available through MP. The Dutch Modification contains 6400 mg/L sodium chloride instead of 6000 mg/L, 1000 mg/L sodium bicarbonate instead of 2000 mg/L, and 20 mM HEPES.

Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium (DMEM) (1X Solution) With 20 mM HEPES, Without L-Glutamine Or Sodium Bicarbonate

Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium (DMEM) (1X Solution) With 20 mM HEPES, Without L-Glutamine Or Sodium Bicarbonate

Also known as DME, Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium is the most widely used modification of Eagle's Basal Medium (BME). DMEM contains four times greater concentration of amino acids, vitamins and supplementary components. The original formulation calls for 1000 mg/L of glucose, which was first employed to support the polyoma virus in primary and secondary embryonic mouse cultures. For optimal culturing of other cell types, a modification of 4500 mg/L glucose is available from MP.

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (Modified) (1X Solution) Without L-Glutamine

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (Modified) (1X Solution) Without L-Glutamine

MEM, originally prepared by Harry Eagle, is one of the most popular cell culture media. Upon his attempts to cultivate normal mammalian fibroblasts and certain HeLa cell subtypes, it was revealed that the nutritional needs of these cell types could not be met by BME. Further studies led to the development of MEM incorporating specific modifications such as higher amino acid concentrations for the cultivation of fastidious cells. MP's MEM may be used to support the growth of cells in monolayers, in suspension and wide variety of other cell types with proper supplementation. MP offers MEM with either Earle's or Hanks' salts.

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (Modified) With Earle's Salts Without L-Glutamine Or Sodium Bicarbonate

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (Modified) With Earle's Salts Without L-Glutamine Or Sodium Bicarbonate

MEM, originally prepared by Harry Eagle, is one of the most popular cell culture media. Upon his attempts to cultivate normal mammalian fibroblasts and certain HeLa cell subtypes, it was revealed that the nutritional needs of these cell types could not be met by BME. Further studies led to the development of MEM incorporating specific modifications such as higher amino acid concentrations for the cultivation of fastidious cells. MP's MEM may be used to support the growth of cells in monolayers, in suspension and wide variety of other cell types with proper supplementation. MP offers MEM with either Earle's or Hanks' salts.

RPMI 1640, With L-Glutamine, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

RPMI 1640, With L-Glutamine, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

This medium was originally developed by Moore and his colleagues at Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI). It was based on the RPMI 1630 line of media which utilized a bicarbonate buffering system and alterations in the amounts of amino acids and vitamins. RPMI has successfully been used for the cultivation of normal human and neoplastic leukocytes. It is now a popular general purpose medium when properly supplemented.

Biorich W/Gln

Biorich W/Gln

BioRich 1 is a DMEM/F-12 powdered media blend enriched with trace elements. This permits the transition to "serum-free" conditions reducing or eliminating the necessity for serum supplementation. It is used with ITS Premix, a completely serum independent.

Dulbecco's Modification Of Eagle's Medium/Ham's F-12 Medium (1:1) Without L-Glutamine, Sodium Bicarbonate With 3151  mg Dextrose/L
Dulbecco's Modification Of Eagle's Medium (DMEM), Powder, With 4500  mg/L Dextrose, L-Glutamine, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Dulbecco's Modification Of Eagle's Medium (DMEM), Powder, With 4500 mg/L Dextrose, L-Glutamine, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium (DMEM) is the most widely used modification of Eagle's Basal Medium (BME). DMEM contains four times greater concentration of amino acids, vitamins and supplementary components. The original formulation calls for 1000 mg/L of glucose, which was first employed to support the polyoma virus in primary and secondary embryonic mouse cultures. For optimal culturing of other cell types, a modification of 4500 mg/L glucose is available.

Medium 199 With Hanks' Salts (H199), Powder, With L-Glutamine Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Medium 199 With Hanks' Salts (H199), Powder, With L-Glutamine Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Medium 199, originally described by Morgan and his colleagues (1950), is a completely defined nutritional source for cell culture. Their investigations demonstrated that cell growth could be measured in this medium. It has broad species applicability including the culturing of non-transformed cell types. It may be used for vaccine production and the in vitro cultivation of rat lens tissues and primary mouse pancreatic epithelial explants. It is available in either Earle's or Hanks' salts.

Medium 199 With Earle's Salt (E199), Powder, With L-Glutamine, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Medium 199 With Earle's Salt (E199), Powder, With L-Glutamine, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Medium 199, originally described by Morgan and his colleagues (1950), is a completely defined nutritional source for cell culture. Their investigations demonstrated that cell growth could be measured in this medium. It has broad species applicability including the culturing of non-transformed cell types. It may be used for vaccine production and the in vitro cultivation of rat lens tissues and primary mouse pancreatic epithelial explants. It is available in either Earle's or Hanks' salts.

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (Modified), With Earle's Salts and L-Glutamine, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (Modified), With Earle's Salts and L-Glutamine, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (Modified), with Earle's Salts and L-Glutamine, without Sodium Bicarbonate was originally prepared by Harry Eagle and is one of the most popular cell culture media. The formulation differs from the original in that the concentrations of some of the vitamins have been increased slightly; in some, the amino acids differ by decimal amounts. In some formulation, the MgSO4 concentration differs from that of Eagle but agrees with that quoted by Parker (Parker quotes 200.00 mg/liter MgSO4.7H2O).

Newborn Bovine Serum (NBS) 

Newborn Bovine Serum (NBS) 

This serum is produced from blood collected from newly born calves between 1-14 days of age.

Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS), Dulbecco's Formula, Powder, Without Calcium, Magnesium

Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS), Dulbecco's Formula, Powder, Without Calcium, Magnesium

Phosphate Buffered Salts, Dulbecco's Formula (DPBS) is a balanced salt solution (BSS) used for the handling and culturing of mammalian cells. DPBS is used to irrigate, wash, and dilute mammalian cells. Phosphate buffering maintains the pH in the physiological range. Calcium and magnesium facilitate cell binding and clumping. DPBS without these ions can be used to wash and rinse suspended cells.

Hanks' Balanced Salts, Powder, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Hanks' Balanced Salts, Powder, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Hanks' Balanced Salts solution is used to maintain the pH and osmotic balance in the medium and to provide the cells with water and essential inorganic ions.

Ham's F-12 (Modified) With L-Glutamine, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Ham's F-12 (Modified) With L-Glutamine, Without Sodium Bicarbonate

Originally, Ham's Nutrient Mixtures were developed for the clonal growth of several Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) clone cells, Hela cells and mouse L-cells. Both F-10 and F-12 are formulated for use with or without serum, depending on the type of cells being cultured. F-10 has demonstrated satisfactory growth of human diploid cells, white blood cells for chromosomal analysis and primary rat, rabbit and chicken tissue explants. Ham's F-12 is well suited for the growth of primary rat hepatocytes and prostate epithelial cells. It is also the medium of choice for toxicity assays using CHO cells. MP also offers Ham's F-12 supplemented with 25 mM HEPES for improved buffering in the optimum pH range of 7.2-7.4. F12K is a modification of Ham's F-12 and Coon's F-12 with increased amino acid and pyruvate concentrations. Additionally, the salts have been modifed (Konigsbergs). F12K has been developed for culturing differentiated rat and chicken cells, as well as, primary human liver cells. MgCl2 has been substituted by MgSO4 containing an equivalent amount of Mg ion.

Alpha Modification Of Eagle's Medium (AMEM), Powder, With L-Glutamine, Without Deoxyribosides, Ribosides, Sodium Bicarbonate

Alpha Modification Of Eagle's Medium (AMEM), Powder, With L-Glutamine, Without Deoxyribosides, Ribosides, Sodium Bicarbonate

Alpha Modification of Eagle's Medium (AMEM), powder, with L-glutamine, without deoxyribosides, ribosides, sodium bicarbonate. Originally used for growth of hamster kidney cells.

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