Gibco Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI) 1640 Medium has been found suitable for a variety of mammalian cells, including HeLa, Jurkat, MCF-7, PC12, PBMC, astrocytes, and carcinomas.
RPMI 1640 Medium is unique from other media because it contains the reducing agent glutathione and high concentrations of vitamins. RPMI 1640 Medium contains biotin, vitamin B12, and PABA, which are not found in Eagle's Minimal Essential Medium or Dulbecco's Modified Eagle Medium.
We offer a variety of RPMI 1640 Medium modifications for a range of cell culture applications.
NEW Gibco Human Plasma-like Medium
Gibco Human Plasma-like Medium (HPLM) is a new formulation designed to resemble the natural cellular environment found in the body, mimicking the metabolic profile of human plasma.
- Physiologically relevant - designed to resemble the natural cellular environment found in the body formulated with more than 60 polar metabolites and salt concentrations
- Peer reviewed – extensive research publications completed using HPLM formulation
Choose the right RPMI 1640 Media
Select the right Gibco RPMI 1640 for your cell culture. Browse the catalog and you’ll be able to narrow the list according to:
- Glutamine / GlutaMAX supplementation
- Phenol red Indicator
- Liquid vs powder format
- Serum supplementation
- Sodium pyruvate additive
Specialty RPMI 1640 media formulations
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Use our interactive Media Formulation tool to compare basal media side-by-side. First choose your media, and then choose specific modifications to find the right match for your experiment. Easily compare selected media with the download feature for your future reference.
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