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Minimum Essential Medium Eagle

With Earle′s salts and L-glutamine, without sodium bicarbonate, powder, suitable for cell culture

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

Quality Level

form

powder

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

components

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

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

2-8°C

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form

powder

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form

powder

form

liquid

components

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

components

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

components

NaHCO3: no
L-glutamine: yes
phenol red: yes
HEPES: no
sodium pyruvate: yes

components

Hanks’ salts (2% CO2): no
glucose: yes
sodium pyruvate: yes
phenol red: yes
HEPES: no
L-glutamine: no
stable glutamine: no
Earle’s salts (5% CO2): yes
NaHCO3: yes

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

Quality Level

500

Quality Level

400

Quality Level

500

Quality Level

400

General description

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (MEM) is one of the most widely used synthetic cell culture media. MEM has been used for culturing several cells grown in monolayers. It is commonly used to grow attached cell lines, such as fibroblasts, in the presence of fetal bovine sera (FBS), calf, or horse sera.

Application

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle has been used:
  • in the isolation and culture of primary hepatocytes
  • to culture the human endometrial carcinoma cells Ishikawa (ATTC) and L-Wnt-3a cells (ATCC) that secrete Wnt family member 3a (Wnt-3a) ligand
  • to culture the AN3CA (endometrial cancer cell line) cells, and HEC1-B human (endometrial adenocarcinoma cell line) cells

Features and Benefits

  • Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (MEM) contains higher concentrations of amino acids to mimic the protein composition of cultured mammalian cells.
  • The formulation has been altered by optional elimination of calcium to enable the growth of cells in suspension culture.

Quantity

Formulated to contain 9.5 grams of powder per liter of medium.

Reconstitution

Supplement with 2.2 g/L sodium bicarbonate.

Other Notes

Essentially the same as the original formula, except it is provided as a powder.

Storage Class

13 - Non Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 2

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable


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Articles

A large selection of MEM formulations. Minimum Essential Medium (MEM), developed by Harry Eagle, is one of the most widely used of all synthetic cell culture media.

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Powdered media and salt mixtures are extremely hygroscopic and should be protected from atmospheric moisture.

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