Soils, sera, and reagents

Cell culture is a laboratory technique for studying cells of interest in a controlled artificial environment. Cells can grow, either in suspension or in a monolayer adhered to a plastic surface, in a liquid growth medium or medium.
Cell culture media provide precisely the nutrients needed for cell growth.

Also part of the extensive Corning® catalog are classic culture media, products that are safe and reliable because they undergo a series of stringent quality controls such as pH and osmolality testing, sterility testing, and microplasma and endotoxin contamination before being put on the market.

Find out what products are available.



Classic terrains


In the catalog of classic Corning® culture media, it is possible to find the most suitable medium for the growth of the cells of interest: each medium, in fact, is selected according to the cell type, metabolic and nutritional needs of the cells. These soils differ in amino acid and salt content and glucose concentration. Some of the most widely used include DMEM recommended for adnexed cells, MEM for primary cultures, RPMI 1640 commonly used for both human and murine blood white line cells, both normal and transformed, HAM's F 10, and many others.
To discover all the Corning® line of classic media, download the attached list with their formulations and codes.


Serum Free Media, Special Media and Supplements


Corning® supports researchers by offering products that best meet any need. Indeed, serum-free and low-protein media are available, but so are specialty media such as those for insect cell culture (Corning insectagro® DS2 serum-free and Corning insectagro® Sf9 serum-free) and monoclonal antibody production. In addition to soils, various supplements such as antibiotics and growth factors are available for optimal cultivation of specific cell types.
To learn more, download the brochure of available products.


Saline Solutions


Corning® saline solutions are usually used as a transport medium or as wash buffer solutions or diluents, while maintaining cell tone and viability.
Learn more by downloading the attached list with the relevant formulations.


Reagents for Cellular Isolation


Corning® has developed a line of specific media to isolate pancreatic cells and process them. Diabetes studies, for example, require a variety of special media, separation and gradient solutions, porcine and isolation solutions, and stocking/storage. Most Corning® pancreatic islet solutions have been customized to include or exclude components such as insulin, transferrin, HSA, ciprofloxacin, and HEPES.


Animal serum


Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is the most commonly used serum in cell culture along with classical media. It is a complex mixture of plasma proteins, growth factors, and minerals that are essential for cell growth, survival, proliferation, and division. Several types of serum are available, all identifiable by lot number to verify their composition, fully tracked from the production site and subjected to a series of quality controls.
To view the full list of available products, you can download the brochure.

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