Cell Culture Media and Supplements
The process of cell culture involves growing and maintaining cells outside of their natural environment. Cell culture media and supplements are critical for supporting the maintenance and growth of cells in vitro, such as by maintaining extracellular pH. Essential components of cell culture media include carbohydrates, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and a pH buffer system. Your choice of media can affect the accuracy, reproducibility, and relevance of your experimental results. Selecting the right media and supplements is an important step in any experiments that require cell culture.
Specialized Cell Culture Media and Supplements
Not all cells are equal and different cell types require different in vitro culture conditions to achieve optimal growth and performance. Our specialized cell culture media and supplements are optimized for specific cell or tissue types and applications, such as cell maintenance, expansion, differentiation, functional assays, and more. Whether you are working with cells isolated from human tissues or from other species, our cell culture media and supplements fit into every step of your experimental workflow.
TeSR™ Pluripotent Stem Cell Culture Media
Reprogram, maintain, and differentiate human ES and iPS cells, feeder-free.
StemSpan™ Hematopoietic Cell Media and Supplements
Expand and differentiate hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, serum-free.
STEMdiff™ Pluripotent Stem Cell Differentiation Media
Differentiate human ES and iPS cells, feeder-free.
ImmunoCult™ Immune Cell Media and Supplements
Activate, expand, maintain, and differentiate immune cells.
IntestiCult™ Intestinal Organoid Culture Media
Establish, expand, maintain, and further differentiate intestinal organoids.
PneumaCult™ Culture Media for Airway Epithelial Cells
Model the human airway in vitro as ALI cultures or airway organoids.
MethoCult™ Methylcellulose-Based Media
Detect and quantify hematopoietic progenitor cells in CFU assays.
BrainPhys™ Neuronal Media
Culture active neurons.
MesenCult™ Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Culture
Isolate, culture, and differentiate MSCs.
You can also find specialized cell culture media and supplements for hybridoma generation and cell line development, and for culturing mammary cells, pancreatic cells, hepatic cells, muscle cells, endothelial cells, and more.
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How Do We Define Our Media Formulations?
Our cell culture media and supplements are available in a variety of different formulations, depending on the components used in their preparation (e.g. serum-free, xeno-free, animal component-free, animal origin-free, etc.). Compare media formulations >
General Cell Culture Media
These common cell culture media are versatile and can be used for different cell types and applications.
- Alpha MEM with Nucleosides
- Alpha MEM without Nucleosides
- DMEM/F-12 with 15 mM HEPES
- DMEM with 1000 mg/L D-Glucose
- DMEM with 4500 mg/L D-Glucose
- Iscove's MDM with 2% FBS
- Iscove's Modified Dulbecco's Medium
- MEM with Earle's & NEAA
- McCoy's 5A Medium
- RPMI 1640 Medium
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