Gibco Cell Culture Reagents & Products

Designed to deliver reproducibility, Gibco cell culture reagents are infused with quality, customer-focused innovation, and service excellence from beginning to end. From the most basic formulations to the newest innovations, Gibco products provide superior quality, consistency, and performance—for results that you can count on every day.

Featured cell culture reagent categories

Balanced Salt Solutions

We confirm the quality of our Gibco balanced salt solutions by testing samples from each production batch. Balanced salt solutions can provide an environment that maintains the structural and physiological integrity of cells in vitro. Choose from PBS, DPBS, EBSS and HBSS.

Growth Factors

Gibco growth factors have high biological activity so you can get more results with less protein, high purity to minimize interference from proteins or other contaminants, and proven compatibility when bioassayed with Gibco media.

HEPES Buffers

HEPES is a good buffering choice for many cell culture systems. It is membrane impermeable, has limited effect on biochemical reactions, chemically and enzymatically stable, with very low visible and UV light absorbance.

Antibiotics & Antimycotics

Protect your cells and prevent bacterial and fungal contamination. Selection antibiotics also available for selecting clones of interest.

Cell Dissociation

Gibco dissociation solutions—including trypsinand TrypLE Express & Select— are used widely for tissues and cell monolayers. Available in a wide variety of formats to meet the diverse needs of researchers performing adherent cell culture.

L-Glutamine & GlutaMAX

L-glutamine is an essential amino acid providing energy to your cells in culture. Available in liquid and powdered forms. Substituting L-gltamine with GlutaMAX-I Supplement can improve cell viability and growth, potentially increasing productivity levels.

Additional cell culture reagent products

Gibco Cell Culture Basics

Cell culture is critical to your success, so make sure everyone in your lab uses the best procedures and products to consistently get the outcomes you expect. Cell Culture Basics is an introduction to cell culture, covering topics such as laboratory set-up, safety and aseptic technique.

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leaf icon Less waste

When minimizing waste in your lab, every little bit helps. The 1 L Gibco bottle uses 38% less source material (32% less for the 0.5 L bottle) than comparable media bottles on the market today. This reduces the consumption of non-renewable resources helping shrink your footprint.
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cell culture media icon GMP manufacturing

Gibco cell culture products are manufactured in facilities that are compliant with current good manufacturing practices (GMP) for medical devices and adheres to a robust quality management system.


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Cell Culture & Transfection Learning Center
Access cell culture and transfection educational resources for better experiment planning and execution.

Media Formulation Tool
Find the right Gibco media formulation for DMEM, DMEM/F-12, MEM, and RPMI-1640 media.

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Cell Culture & Transfection Support Center
Find technical support recommendations for your cell culture and transfection workflows, including tips for experimental setup and in-depth troubleshooting help.

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