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StableCell RPMI-1640

With stable glutamine and sodium bicarbonate, liquid, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture

Roswell Park Memorial Institute 1640 medium, RPMI-1640 Medium
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Quality Level






cell culture | mammalian: suitable


endotoxin, tested


NaHCO3: yes
sodium pyruvate: no
stable glutamine: yes
phenol red: yes

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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. This medium is suitable for culturing human normal and neoplastic leukocytes.

Other Notes

This RPMI-1640 medium is supplemented with L-Ala-L-Gln dipeptide. This provides a more stable form of glutamine for cell culture. Free amino acid L-glutamine is known to be unstable in cell culture.

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Storage Class Code

12 - Non Combustible Liquids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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