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Biowest is the European leader in the collection of animal sera, offering the widest range of sera and media for cell culture available on the market. Our products are in use throughout the academic, industrial and government research sectors in fields spanning cell biology, genomics, proteomics, virology, immunology, drug discovery and toxicology. 
Biowest controls the production of the sera throughout the entire process from the collections around the world to the final shipment of bottled serum from our warehouse, therefore guaranteeing a vertically integrated system of production and documentation. Using specialized equipment and detailed SOP and audits, Biowest ensures the quality at every stage, thereby securing a consistently high quality with low intra-lot variation.

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Basal Media Eagle is principaly used for diploid or primary cell cultures. It is the simplest of the basal media with all essential components for growth. BME ideally supports cell lines such as HeLa, L-cells and primary mammalian fibroblasts.

Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium (DMEM) is for supporting and maintening a broad spectrum of mamamalian cell types.

Fisher's medium supports the growth and maintenance of Murine Leukemic cells.

GMEM was originally formulated for BHK 21 cells growing. It is intended for use with adherent cell lines.

Ham's Medium were originally developed for the clonal growth of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells, HeLa cells and mouse L-cells, with or without serum supplementation depending the cells type.

Ham's F12 was originally developed for the serum-free clonal growth of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells, lung cells and mouse L-cells. It is frequently used with dialysed serum, hormones, selenium and other supplements for serum-free cultures.

Ham's F14 medium was developed from the Ham's F12 which was originally developed for the serum-free clonal growth of Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells, lung cells and mouse L-cells.

In 1976, Guilbert and Iscove demonstrated that precursor cells of erythrocytes and macrophages could be cultured in a reduced-serum medium supplemented with albumin, transferrin, lecithin, and selenium.

The Leibovitz L-15 media were formulated to promote the cell growth in medium not balanced in CO2. The formulations were developed with the sodium bicarbonate buffer.

Mc Coy's media were originally formulated for growth and support of lymphocytes. This final modification produced a medium identical to RPMI 1629. McCoy's 5A media support the indefinite proliferation of Walker 256 carcinoma cells.

These media were formulated as a reduced serum supplemented medium for the cultivation of human microvascular endothelials cells. For other microvascular cells it is recommended to use it with growth factors like EGF or hormons like hydorcortisone.

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