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Minimum Essential Medium Eagle

With Earle′s salts, L-glutamine, and non-essential amino acids, 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
Earle’s salts (5% CO2): yes
NaHCO3: no
phenol red: yes
L-glutamine: yes
sodium pyruvate: no

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

2-8°C

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technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

components

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

components

L-glutamine: no
phenol red: yes
HEPES: 25 mM
sodium pyruvate: no
Earle’s salts (5% CO2): yes
NaHCO3: yes

components

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

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

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

storage temp.

2-8°C

Quality Level

500

Quality Level

400

Quality Level

400

Quality Level

400

General description

It contains 19 amino acids. The essential amino acids and the non-essential amino acids; L-ala; L-asn; L-asp; L-glu; L-gly; L-pro and L-ser. May be preferred for growth of adherent cells in the presence of reduced serum or as a base for development of a serum free medium.
Minimum Essential Medium Eagle consists of inorganic salts, water-soluble vitamins, sugar, and essential amino acids. It is widely used as a media formulation for many cell culture studies. It is a modified version of Basal medium Eagle (BME) and the concentrations of the majority of amino acids are twice as compared to BME.

Application

Minimum Essential Medium Eagle has been used to culture osteoblast-like cell line MG-63, dispersed ventricular cells, and endometrial adenocarcinoma Ishikawa cells.

Quantity

Formulated to contain 9.6 grams of powder per liter of medium.

Reconstitution

Supplement with 2.2 g/L sodium bicarbonate.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable


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