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RPMI-1640 Medium

With L-glutamine and sodium bicarbonate. Without arginine, leucine, lysine, and phenol red, liquid, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture, designed for isotope labeling for cell culture applications

MDL number:

Quality Level






cell culture | mammalian: suitable


endotoxin, tested


glucose: 2 g/L (Dextro)
L-glutamine: 0.3 g/L
NaHCO3: 2 g/L
phenol red: no

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RPMI 1640 Medium was developed at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in 1966 by Moore and his co-workers. A modification of McCoy′s 5A Medium, it was formulated to support lymphoblastoid cells in suspension culture, but it has since been shown to support a wide variety of cells that are anchorage dependent. Originally intended to be used with a serum supplement, RPMI 1640 has been shown to support several cell lines in the absence of serum. It has also been widely used in fusion protocols and in the growth of hybrid cells.


Designed for use in stable isotope labeling with amino acids in cell culture applications.
Supplement with 0.100 g/L L-Arginine-13C6, 15N4 HCl (Product 608033), 0.100 g/L L-Leucine-13C6, 15N (Product 608068), and 0.100 g/L L-Lysine-13C6, 15N2 (Product 608041).

Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

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