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Minimum Essential Medium Eagle

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


Quality Level




cell culture | mammalian: suitable


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

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General description

This is the most enriched variation of the MEM formulation offered. It contains all 21 normal amino acids, some at increased concentrations. In addition, it contains 5 additional vitamins. Often used in cytogenetic analysis when supplemented with FBS.


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


Supplement with 2.2 g/L sodium bicarbonate.


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Hazard Statements

Hazard Classifications

Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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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.


Powdered Media Preparation Instructions

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

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