This MEM α is modified as follows:
|• L-glutamine||• Ribonucleosides|
|• Phenol Red||• Deoxyribonucleosides|
|• Sodium Bicarbonate|
The complete formulation is available.
Gibco® MEM α is a modification of Minimum Essential Medium (MEM) that contains non-essential amino acids, sodium pyruvate, lipoic acid, B12, biotin, and ascorbic acid. MEM α is available without nucleosides for use as a selection medium for DG44 and other DHFR negative cells. This product is made with Earle’s salts.
Product Intended Use
For in vitro diagnostic use. CAUTION: Not for human or animal therapeutic use. Uses other than the intended use may be a violation of local law.
cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® MEM α is manufactured at a cGMP compliant facility, located in Paisley, Scotland, UK. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 standard. For supply chain continuity, Life Technologies offers a comparable Gibco® MEM α product made in our Grand Island facility (12000-022). This facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 standards.
MEM α contains no proteins, lipids, or growth factors. Therefore, MEM α requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). MEM α uses a sodium bicarbonate buffer system (2.2 g ⁄ L) and therefore requires a 5-10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH.
Powder forms of Gibco® cell culture medium require sodium bicarbonate supplementation, pH adjustment, and filtration at the time of preparation (see protocol for details).