This DMEM is modified as follows:
|• Low Glucose||• HEPES|
|• Sodium Pyruvate|
|• Phenol Red|
The complete formulation is available.
DMEM is unique from other media as it contains 4 times the concentration of amino acids and vitamins than the original Eagle's Minimal Essential Medium. DMEM was originally formulated with low glucose (1 g/L) and sodium pyruvate, but is often used with higher glucose levels, with or without sodium pyruvate. Gibco® DMEM with GlutaMAX™ supplement minimizes toxic ammonia build-up and improves cell viability and growth in an easy-to-use format.
For human ex vivo tissue and cell culture processing applications. CAUTION: When used as a medical device, Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician. Customers using Gibco® DMEM in a manufacturing process, who have a submission with the FDA, may request a letter of authorization from Life Technologies to reference our Type II Drug Master File (DMF).
cGMP Manufacturing and Quality System
Gibco® DMEM is manufactured at a cGMP compliant facility, located in Grand Island, New York. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485 standards. For supply chain continuity, Life Technologies offers an identical Gibco® DMEM product made in our Scotland facility (21885-025). This facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to the ISO 13485 standard.
DMEM contains no proteins, lipids, or growth factors. Therefore, DMEM requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). DMEM uses a sodium bicarbonate buffer system (3.7 g/L) and therefore requires a 5-10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH.