R8758

Sigma-Aldrich

RPMI-1640 Medium

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

MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.75

Quality Level

sterility

sterile-filtered

form

liquid

application(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

endotoxin, tested

components

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

shipped in

ambient

storage temp.

2-8°C

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General description

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.

Application

RPMI-1640 Medium has been used for maintaining cell line medium and serves as a medium for different cells.
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.

Linkage

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RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 1

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. Does Product R8758, RPMI-1640 Medium, contain glucose?

    RPMI contains glucose at 2 g/L.  The complete formulation of RPMI and other classical media formulations can be found on the Cell Culture Web Page.

  3. Can I add the glutamine dipeptide to Product R8758, RPMI-1640 Medium?

    This formulation of RPMI already contains L-glutamine at 0.3 g/L.  It does not require further supplementation with L-glutamine or the L-glutamine dipeptide (Product No. G8541).

  4. Does Product R8758, RPMI-1640 Medium, contain HEPES?

    There is no HEPES in this formulation of RPMI.  We do offer RPMI containing HEPES as Product No's. R5886 and R4130. The formulation of RPMI and other classical media can be found on the Cell Culture Web Page.

  5. Can Product R8758, RPMI-1640 Medium, be frozen?

    We do not recommend freezing cell culture media. A precipitate may form upon thawing.  Also, this can cause a loss of amino acids, which may yield low cell growth.

  6. Does Product R8758, RPMI-1640 Medium, contain phenol red?

    This media contains phenol red.  The formulation of RPMI and other classical media can be found on the Cell Culture Web Page.

  7. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

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  9. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

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