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M5650

Sigma-Aldrich

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle

With Earle′s salts, non-essential amino acids and sodium bicarbonate, without L-glutamine, liquid, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture

Synonym(s):
EMEM, MEM
NACRES:
NA.75

Quality Level

sterility

sterile-filtered

form

liquid

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

endotoxin, tested

components

phenol red: yes
NaHCO3: yes
L-glutamine: no
sodium pyruvate: no
HEPES: no
Earle’s salts (5% CO2): yes

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

2-8°C

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General description

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (MEM) is a synthetic cell culture media, developed by Harry Eagle. It has higher concentrations of amino acids so the medium more closely approximates the protein composition of cultured mammalian cells. Optional supplementation of non-essential amino acids to the formulations that incorporate either Hanks′ or Earle′s salts has enhanced the uses of this medium. This formulation has been further modified by the optional elimination of calcium to permit the growth of cells in suspension culture. MEM can be used for the cultivation of a wide variety of cells grown in monolayers.

Application

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle has been used to culture:
  • HeLa cells
  • Madin-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells
  • chondrosarcoma cell line

This medium may be preferred for the growth of adherent cells in the presence of reduced serum or as a base for the development of a serum-free medium.

Reconstitution

Supplement with 0.292 g/L L-glutamine.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

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