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Minimum Essential Medium Eagle

Alpha Modification, with L-glutamine, ribonucleosides and deoxyribonucleosides, without sodium bicarbonate, powder, suitable for cell culture

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Synonym(s):
MEM
NACRES:
NA.75

Quality Level

form

powder

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

components

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

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

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

components

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

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

Minimum Essential Medium (MEM) is a synthetic cell culture media developed by Harry Eagle. This medium 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 this formulation that incorporates either Hanks′ or Earle′s salts has broadened the usage of this medium. The α modification of MEM with Earle′s balanced salts also known as αMEM, contains non-essential amino acids, sodium pyruvate, and additional vitamins.

Application

Minimum essential medium Eagle has been used to:

  • maintain natural killer (NK) cell lines
  • culture Leishmania donovani strains
  • culture epidermal neural crest stem cells (EPI-NCSCs) from the bulge of rat hair follicles

Quantity

Formulated to contain 10.1 grams of powder per liter of medium.

Reconstitution

Supplement with 2.2 g/L sodium bicarbonate.

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Hazard Classifications

Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable


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MEM (Minimum Essential Medium Eagle)

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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