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Life Technologies/Gibco to Sigma Product Cross Reference

Liquid products may be directly compared in the table. Any differences in products are noted in the right–hand column.

Antibiotics/Antimycotics

Life Technologies/Gibco
Product No.
Sigma
Product No.
Product Description Product Differences
15290018 A2942 Amphotericin B preparation (Also known as Fungizone.) Exact match. No differences.
15240062 A5955 Antibiotic Antimycotic Solution, stabilized (100W) Exact match. No differences.
15240096 A5955 Antibiotic Antimycotic Solution, stabilized (100W) Exact match. No differences.
10131035 G8168 G418 disulfate solution Exact match. No differences.
11811023 A1720 Geneticin disulfate salt Sigma product is non-branded form of Geneticin.
11811031 A1720 Geneticin disulfate salt Sigma product is non-branded form of Geneticin.
11811098 A1720 Geneticin disulfate salt Sigma product is non-branded form of Geneticin.
15710049 G1272 Gentamicin solution Exact match. No differences.
15750045 G1397 Gentamicin solution Exact match. No differences.
10687010 H0654 Hygromycin B solution Sigma is powder, Life Technologies/Gibco is liquid.
15160047 K0129 Kanamycin solution from Streptomyces Kanamyceticus Exact match. No differences.
10378016 G1146 L-Glutamine-Penicillin-Streptomycin solution Sigma product is in 0.9% NaCl. Life Technologies/ Gibco is in 10mM citrate buffer.
15640055 P4083 Penicillin - Streptomycin - Neomycin solution stabilized (100W) Exact match. No differences.
15140122 P4333 Penicillin - Streptomycin Solution (100W) Stabilized Exact match. No differences.
15140148 P4333 Penicillin - Streptomycin Solution (100W) Stabilized Exact match. No differences.
15070063 P4458 Penicillin - Streptomycin Solution (50W) Stabilized Exact match. No differences.
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Serum

Life Technologies/Gibco
Product No.
Sigma
Product No.
Product Description Product Differences
16170078 12133C Calf Serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
16170086 12133C Calf Serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
16110082 C5405 Chicken Serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
10082139 F4135 Fetal Bovine Serum Exact match. No differences.
10082147 F4135 Fetal Bovine Serum Exact match. No differences.
10106151 F7524 Fetal Bovine Serum Exact match. No differences.
10106169 F7524 Fetal Bovine Serum Exact match. No differences.
16000036 F2442 Fetal Bovine Serum Exact match. No differences.
16000044 F2442 Fetal Bovine Serum Exact match. No differences.
26140079 F2442 Fetal Bovine Serum Recommended higher quality alternative.
26140087 F2442 Fetal Bovine Serum Recommended higher quality alternative.
26400036 F0392 Fetal Bovine Serum, Dialyzed Exact match. No differences.
26400044 F0392 Fetal Bovine Serum, Dialyzed Exact match. No differences.
10108157 F9665 Fetal Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated Exact match. No differences.
10108165 F9665 Fetal Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated Exact match. No differences.
16140063 F4135 Fetal Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated Recommended higher quality alternative.
16140071 F4135 Fetal Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated Recommended higher quality alternative.
16210064 G6767 Goat Serum Donor Herd Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
16210072 G6767 Goat Serum Donor Herd Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
16050122 H1270 Horse Serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
16050130 H1270 Horse Serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
26050070 H1138 Horse Serum, Heat Inactivated Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
26050088 H1138 Horse Serum, Heat Inactivated Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
16010159 N4637 Newborn Calf Serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
16010167 N4637 Newborn Calf Serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
26010066 N4762 Newborn Calf Serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
26010074 N4762 Newborn Calf Serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
26250084 P9783 Porcine Serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand origin
16120099 R4505 Rabbit serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand or US origin
16120107 R4505 Rabbit serum Sigma is US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is New Zealand or US origin
16070096 S2263 Sheep Serum Sigma is adult animal of US origin, Life Technologies/Gibco is lamb of New Zealand origin

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Media Supplements

Life Technologies/Gibco
Product No.
Sigma
Product No.
Product Description Product Differences
15630049 H0887 HEPES solution Exact match. No differences.
15630056 H0887 HEPES solution Exact match. No differences.
41065012 H0137 HT Media Supplement (50W) Hybri-Max. Closest Alternative. Sigma product is a power. Life Technologies/ Gibco product is a liquid.
41400045 I3146 ITS Liquid Media Supplement (100W) Exact match. No differences.
25030024 G7513 L-Glutamine solution Sigma’s glutamine is in H20, Life Technologies glutamine is in NaCl
25030032 G7513 L-Glutamine solution Sigma’s glutamine is in H20, Life Technologies glutamine is in NaCl
11130036 M5550 MEM Amino Acids Solution (50W) Exact match. No differences.
11140035 M7145 MEM Non-essential Amino Acid Solution (100W) Exact match. No differences.
11140068 M7145 MEM Non-essential Amino Acid Solution (100W) Exact match. No differences.
11120037 M6895 MEM Vitamin Solution (100W) Exact match. No differences.
51500056 S4920 SITE Liquid Media Supplement (100W) Exact match. No differences.
11360039 S8636 Sodium pyruvate solution Exact match. No differences.
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Balanced Salt Solutions

Life Technologies/Gibco
Product No.
Sigma
Product No.
Product Description Product Differences
14040083 D8662 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Exact match. No differences.
14040091 D8662 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Exact match. No differences.
14040117 D8662 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Exact match. No differences.
14040174 D8662 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Exact match. No differences.
14080048 D1283 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Exact match. No differences.
14190094 D8537 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Exact match. No differences.
14190136 D8537 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Exact match. No differences.
14190169 D8537 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Exact match. No differences.
14200067 D1408 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Exact match. No differences.
14155048 E3024
E6267
Earle's Balanced Salt Solution Sigma product E3024 (no phenol red) or E6267 (no calcium or magnesium).
14025050 H8264 Hanks' Balanced Salt Solutions Exact match. No differences.
14065049 H1641 Hanks' Balanced Salt Solutions Sigma contains phenol red, Life Technologies/Gibco is without phenol red
14170070 H9394 Hanks' Balanced Salt Solutions Exact match. No differences.
14170088 H9394 Hanks' Balanced Salt Solutions Exact match. No differences.
14170138 H9394 Hanks' Balanced Salt Solutions Exact match. No differences.
14175053 H6648 Hanks' Balanced Salt Solutions Exact match. No differences.
14185045 H4641 Hanks' Balanced Salt Solutions Sigma contains phenol red, Life Technologies/Gibco is without phenol red
24020083 H9269 Hanks' Balanced Salt Solutions Exact match. No differences.
24020091 H9269 Hanks' Balanced Salt Solutions Exact match. No differences.
20012019 P3288 Phosphate buffer pH 7.2 at 25° C Sigma is powder, Life Technologies/Gibco is liquid
70013016 P3288 Phosphate buffer pH 7.2 at 25° C Sigma is powder, Life Technologies/Gibco is liquid
70011036 D1408 Phosphate Buffered Saline, pH 7.4 Closest alternative. Sigma product is 10X. Life Technologies/ Gibco product is 1X.
10010015 P3813 Phosphate Buffered Saline, pH 7.4 Sigma is powder, Life Technologies/Gibco is liquid
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Classical Media

Life Technologies/Gibco
Product No.
Sigma
Product No.
Product Description Product Differences
41010026 B1522 Basal Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
10938025 D5671 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
21013024 D0422 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
31053044 D1145 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
21969035 D6546 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
31053028 D1145 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
31966021 D6429 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Sigma contains L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains dipeptide Glutamax
32430027 D6171 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains dipeptide Glutamax
41965039 D5796 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
41965047 D5796 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
41965062 D5796 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
41965120 D5796 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
41966029 D6429 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
41966052 D6429 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
42430025 D6171 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains L-Glutamine.
12800017 D5648 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Closest alternative. Sigma product does not contain sodium pyruvate. Invitrogen product contains sodium pyruvate.
52100039 D5648 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Exact match. No differences.
61965026 D5796 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - high glucose Sigma contains L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains dipeptide Glutamax
31885023 D6046 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - low glucose Exact match. No differences.
31885049 D6046 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium - low glucose Exact match. No differences.
11039021 D6434 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium/Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains L-glutamine
21041025 D0547 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium/Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Closest alternative. Sigma product contains phenol red. Invitrogen product does not contain phenol red.
21331020 D6421 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium/Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Contains HEPES. Differences in L-valine, CaCl2•2H2O and MgCl2 concentrations
31330038 D8437 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium/Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Exact match. No differences.
31331028 D0697 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium/Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Sigma product contains HEPES, Life Tech product does not contain HEPES.
32500043 D0547 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium/Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Exact match. No differences.
42400010 D8900 Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium/Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Exact match. No differences.
21300017 D5773 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Sigma's does not contain CaCl2, Life Technologies/Gibco supplies a bottle of CaCl2.
21300058 D5773 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline Exact match. No differences.
21710025 G5154 Glasgow Minimum Essential Medium Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains L-glutamine
31980022 I3390 Iscove's Modified Dulbecco's Medium Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains dipeptide Glutamax
42200014 I7633 Iscove's Modified Dulbecco's Medium Exact match. No differences.
42200030 I7633 Iscove's Modified Dulbecco's Medium Exact match. No differences.
11415049 L5520 L-15 Medium (Leibovitz) Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains L-glutamine
21083027 L1518 L-15 Medium (Leibovitz) Sigma product contains phenol red. Invitrogen product does not contain phenol red.
41300021 L4386 L-15 Medium (Leibovitz) Exact match. No differences.
41300070 L4386 L-15 Medium (Leibovitz) Exact match. No differences.
22330021 M9309 McCoy's 5A Medium Sigma product is without HEPES. Invitrogen product contains 25 mM HEPES
26600023 M8403 McCoy's 5A Medium Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains L-glutamine
22340020 M7528 Medium 199 Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains L-glutamine
31100019 M5017 Medium 199 Exact match. No differences.
31100027 M5017 Medium 199 Exact match. No differences.
31150022 M4530 Medium 199 Exact match. No differences.
31985047 M3817 MegaCell™ RPMI-1640 Medium Recommended alternative.
31985054 M3817 MegaCell™ RPMI-1640 Medium Recommended alternative.
51985026 M3817 MegaCell™ RPMI-1640 Medium Closest alternative. Sigma is without L-glutamine, Invitrogen contains dipeptide Glutamax.
11700077 M0769 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
11900016 M0644 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
11900073 M0644 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
12000014 M0894 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
12000063 M0894 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
21090022 M2279 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
21090055 M2279 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
22561021 M4526 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains L-glutamine
31095029 M4655 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
31095052 M4655 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
32360026 M7278 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
32561029 M4526 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains dipeptide Glutamax
32571028 M8042 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains dipeptide Glutamax
41061029 M8042 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Sigma contains phenol red, without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco is without phenol red, contains L-glutamine
41090028 M4655 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Sigma contains L-glutamine, Invitrogen contains dipeptide Glutamax.
41500018 M0643 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
41500067 M0643 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
41500083 M0643 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
42360024 M7278 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains dipeptide Glutamax
61100053 M0268 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
61100087 M0268 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
61100103 M0268 Minimum Essential Medium Eagle Exact match. No differences.
21340039 N1140 NCTC 109 Medium Exact match. No differences.
22390025 N2147 Nutrient Mixture F-10 Ham Sigma is without L-glutamine, HEPES concentration is different
31550023 N6908 Nutrient Mixture F-10 Ham Exact match. No differences.
21127022 N3520 Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Sigma is powder, Life Technologies/Gibco is liquid
21700018 N6760 Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Exact match. No differences.
21700026 N6760 Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Exact match. No differences.
21765029 N6658 Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Exact match. No differences.
21765037 N6658 Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Exact match. No differences.
31765027 N6658 Nutrient Mixture F-12 Ham Sigma contains L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains dipeptide Glutamax
27016021 R1145 RPMI 1640 Medium Closest alternative. Sigma product contains phenol red. Invitrogen product does not contain phenol red.
61870010 R8758 RPMI 1640 Medium Sigma contains L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains dipeptide Glutamax
13018015 R4130 RPMI-1640 Medium Exact match. No differences.
13018031 R4130 RPMI-1640 Medium Exact match. No differences.
52400017 R5886 RPMI-1640 Medium Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains L-glutamine
52400025 R5886 RPMI-1640 Medium Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains L-glutamine
52400041 R5886 RPMI-1640 Medium Sigma is without L-glutamine, Life Technologies/Gibco contains L-glutamine
72400021 R7388 RPMI-1640 Medium Closest alternative. Sigma product contains L-glutamine and does not contain sodium bicarbonate. Invitrogen product contains dipeptide Glutamax and sodium carbonate.
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Other Reagents

Life Technologies/Gibco
Product No.
Sigma
Product No.
Product Description Product Differences
31350010 M3148 2-Mercaptoethanol Sigma is pure reagent, Life Technologies/Gibco is 50mM solution
35050038 G8541 Ala-Gln Exact match. No differences.
15260037 A8412 Albumin solution from bovine serum Exact match. No differences.
11108016 T1428 apo-Transferrin Exact match. No differences.
10908010 B3795 Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor human Exact match. No differences.
12648010 C6164 Cell Freezing Medium-DMSO (1W) Recommended alternative.
15210040 D1925 Colcemid. solution Exact match. No differences.
15212012 D1925 Colcemid. solution Sigma in HBSS, Life Technologies/Gibco in PBS
17018029 C9891 Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum Recommended product, consult Certificate of Analysis for exact specifications.
17104015 C5138 Collagenase from Clostridium histolyticum Recommended product, consult Certificate of Analysis for exact specifications.
17105041 D4693 Dispase from Bacillus polymyxa Recommended product, consult Certificate of Analysis for exact units of activity.
PHG0315 E9644 Epidermal Growth Factor human Exact match. No differences.
13241013 F5542 Fibroblast Growth Factor-Acidic human Exact match. No differences.
13256029 F0291 Fibroblast Growth Factor-Basic human Exact match. No differences.
33016015 F2006 Fibronectin from human plasma Exact match. No differences.
10092013 G9641 Giemsa Solution Exact match. No differences.
PHC7045 G1777 Glial Cell Line-derived Neurotrophic Factor human Exact match. No differences.
11107018 T1283 holo-Transferrin bovine Exact match. No differences.
10598H24E50 I3769 Insulin-like Growth Factor-I human Exact match. No differences.
23017015 L2020 Laminin from Engelbreth-Holm-Swarm murine sarcoma (basement membrane) Exact match. No differences.
11905031 L0288 Lipid Mixture 1, Chemically Defined Exact match. No differences.
13257019 N6009 Nerve Growth Factor-2.5S from murine submaxillary gland Exact match. No differences.
13290010 N0513 Nerve Growth Factor-7S from murine submaxillary gland Exact match. No differences.
PHG0045 P3201 Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-BB human Exact match. No differences.
24040032 P5556 Pluronic F-68 solution Exact match. No differences.
10575090 P9327 Potassium chloride solution Exact match. No differences.
25080060 S8761 Sodium bicarbonate solution Exact match. No differences.
15250061 T8154 Trypan Blue solution Exact match. No differences.
17075029 T6522 Trypsin inhibitor from Glycine max (soybean) Recommended alternative.
27250018 T4799 Trypsin porcine pancreas Recommended alternative.
25050014 T4424 Trypsin solution from porcine pancreas Exact match. No differences.
25050030 T4424 Trypsin solution from porcine pancreas Exact match. No differences.
15400054 T4174 Trypsin solution from porcine pancreas Exact match. No differences.
15400054 T3924 Trypsin-EDTA solution Closest Alternative. Invitrogen product does not contain phenol red. Sigma product contains phenol red.
25200056 T4049 Trypsin-EDTA solution Sigma product does not contain phenol red. Invitrogen product does contain phenol red.
25200072 T4049 Trypsin-EDTA solution Sigma product does not contain phenol red. Invitrogen product does contain phenol red.
25300054 T3924 Trypsin-EDTA solution Exact match. No differences.
25300062 T3924 Trypsin-EDTA solution Exact match. No differences.
15230071 W3500 Water Exact match. No differences.
15230089 W3500 Water Exact match. No differences.
15230097 W3500 Water Exact match. No differences.
15230188 W3500 Water Exact match. No differences.
18180059 Y1000 Yeast extract Sigma is powder, Life Technologies/Gibco is liquid
18200048 Y4375 Yeast Extract Ultrafiltrate (50W) Exact match. No differences.
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Serum Free and Speciality Media

Life Technologies/Gibco
Product No.
Sigma
Product No.
Product Description Product Differences
10743011 C4726 CHO Medium Recommended alternative.
10743029 C4726 CHO Medium Recommended alternative.
12052098 C5467 CHO Medium Recommended alternative. Sigma product is without L-Glutamine. Invitrogen product is with L-Glutamine.
12052114 C5467 CHO Medium Recommended alternative. Sigma product is without L-Glutamine. Invitrogen product is with L-Glutamine.
31033020 C5467 CHO Medium Closest alternative. Sigma product does not contain L-Glutamine. Invitrogen product does not contain L-Glutamine.
10744019 S0196 EpiLifed Keratinocyte Medium Exact match. No differences.
11300027 G9771 Grace's Insect Medium Exact match. No differences.
11279023 H4409 Hybridoma Medium, Animal Component-free Recommended alternative.
12045076 H4281 Hybridoma Medium, Serum-free Recommended alternative.
12045084 H4281 Hybridoma Medium, Serum-free Recommended alternative.
11405057 I7760 IPL-41 Insect Medium Exact match. No differences.
10372019 M8537 MCDB 131 Medium Sigma product is powder and contains L-Glutamine, Invitrogen product is liquid and does not contain L-Glutamine.
11681020 M3678 MDCK Protein-free Medium Exact match. No differences.
21720024 S0146 Schneider's Insect Medium Exact match. No differences.
10744019 S0196 Stemline® Keratinocyte Medium II Exact match. No differences.
10639011 S0189 Stemlined Hematopoietic Stem Cell Expansion Medium Recommended alternative.
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