Media Selection Tool

BPS Bioscience offers over 90 different cell media products for use with cell lines and primary cells. These include specialized products for thawing, growing, freezing, and assaying cells. Use this step-wise Media Selection Tool to find the right media product that match your cell culture requirements.

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Choose your application.
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Choose your basal medium.
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Choose a serum type.
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According to your criteria, the product below is an exact match for your needs.

Catalog #
Name
Basal Medium
Serum (%)
Supplements
Antibiotics
Assay Medium 1A
Opti-MEM
No serum
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 1B
MEM
0.5% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 1C
MEM
0.5% charcoal stripped FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na pyruvate
No antibiotics
Assay Medium 1D
MEM
No serum
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na pyruvate
No antibiotics
Assay Medium 2A
RPMI-1640
10% Low IgG FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 2B
RPMI-1640
No serum
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 2C
RPMI-1640 medium (no phenol red)
10% charcoal-stripped FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 2D
RPMI-1640
1% FBS
No supplements
No antibiotics
Assay Medium 2E
RPMI-1640
0.5% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 3A
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 5A
Opti-MEM
0.5% Calf Serum
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate, 10 mM HEPES
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 6A
DMEM (no phenol red)
10% Charcoal Stripped FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 6B
DMEM
2% Charcoal Stripped FBS
1% GlutaMAX
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 7A
McCoy's 5A
0.5% charcoal stripped FBS
No supplements
No antibiotics
Assay Medium 7B
Opti-MEM
0.5% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep
Assay Medium 8A
MCDB 131
No serum
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
BPS Medium 1
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep
BPS Medium 7
McCoy's 5A
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
BPS Medium 8
MEM
0.5% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep
Cell Freezing Medium
Growth Medium 10A
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 400 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 10B
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 400 µg/ml Geneticin, 0.125 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 11A
DMEM
10% Heat-Inactivated FBS
1% GlutaMAX
1% Pen/Strep, 700 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 12A
DMEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA
1% Pen/Strep, 0.25 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 14A
Alpha MEM
12.5% Horse serum, 12.5% FBS
0.2 mM i-inositol, 0.02 mM Folic acid
0.5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 14B
Alpha MEM
12.5% Horse serum, 12.5% FBS
0.2 mM i-inositol, 0.02 mM Folic acid
100 µg/ml Hygromycin
Growth Medium 15A
IMDM
20% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B
Growth Medium 17A
DMEM
2.5% Horse serum, 10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 18A
MCDB 131
10% FBS
10 mM Glutamine, 1 µg/ml Hydrocortisone
1% Pen/Strep, 0.5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 1A
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 400 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 1B
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 400 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 1C
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 50 µg/ml Hygromycin B
Growth Medium 1D
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 600 µg/ml Geneticin, 5 µg Blasticidin
Growth Medium 1F
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B
Growth Medium 1G
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 50 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 400 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 1H
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 5 µg Blasticidin
Growth Medium 1J
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 500 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 1L
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 2 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 1M
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 400 µg/ml Geneticin, 0.5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 1N
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 0.5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 1P
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 3 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 1Q
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 1 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 1R
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 0.25 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 1S
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 200 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 5 µg Blasticidin
Growth Medium 1T
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 0.125 µg/ml Puromycin20
Growth Medium 1U
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 0.5 µg/ml Puromycin, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B
Growth Medium 1V
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep plus 0.33 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 1W
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 200 µg/ml Geneticin, 50 µg/ml Hygromycin B
Growth Medium 1X
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep, 5 µg/ml Blasticidin, 400 µg/ml of Geneticin
Growth Medium 2A
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 200 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 2B
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 2C
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 2D
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 200 µg/ml Hygromycin B
Growth Medium 2E
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 0.5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 2F
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin, 0.5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 2G
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 500 µg/ml Geneticin, 2.5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 2H
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin, 1 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 2J
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 500 µg/ml Geneticin, 1 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 2K
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 0.25 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 2L
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 200 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 5 µg Blasticidin
Growth Medium 2M
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 2N
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 200 µg/mL Hygromycin B, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin, 1 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 2P
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin, 0.25 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 2Q
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 500 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 2R
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 400 µg/ml Hygromycin
Growth Medium 2S
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B
Growth Medium 2T
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 0.5 mg/ml Geneticin, 0.25 µg/mL Puromycin.
Growth Medium 3A
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 500 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 3B
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 500 µg/ml Hygromycin B
Growth Medium 3C
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 500 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 3D
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 3E
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B
Growth Medium 3F
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 400 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 3G
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin, 5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 3J
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 3K
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 500 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin, 5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 3L
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 6 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 3M
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 2.5 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 4A
DMEM/F12K (1:1)
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 10 µg Blasticidin, 200 µg/ml Zeocin
Growth Medium 4B
DMEM/F12K (1:1)
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 10 µg Blasticidin, 200 µg/ml Zeocin
Growth Medium 4C
DMEM/F12K (1:1)
10% FBS
3 mM Na-butyrate
1% Pen/Strep, 1 µg/ml Doxycycline
Growth Medium 5A
DMEM
10% Calf Serum
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 600 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 5B
DMEM
10% Calf Serum
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 500 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 6A
DMEM
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 400 µg/ml Geneticin, 1 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 6B
DMEM
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 6C
DMEM
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 0.25 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 6D
DMEM
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 200 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 5 µg Blasticidin
Growth Medium 6E
DMEM
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 600 µg/ml Hygromycin B
Growth Medium 6F
DMEM
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 50 µg/ml Hygromycin B, 7.5 µg/ml Blasticidin
Growth Medium 7A
McCoy's 5A
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1000 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 7B
McCoy's 5A
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 400 µg/ml Geneticin
Growth Medium 7C
McCoy's 5A
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 7D
McCoy's 5A
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 100 µg/ml Hygromycin
Growth Medium 8A
RPMI-1640
10% Heat-Inactivated FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 1 µg/ml Puromycin
Growth Medium 8B
RPMI-1640
10% Heat-Inactivated FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep, 0.25 µg/ml Puromycin
Maintenance Medium C17
RPMI-1640
No serum
5% Cardiomyocyte Support Supplement
1% Pen/Strep
TCellM™
Iscove’s MDM
HiFBS
2-Mercaptoethanol, insulin, and other supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 1
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 10
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 11
DMEM
10% Heat-Inactivated FBS
1% GlutaMAX
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 12
DMEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 14
Alpha MEM
12.5% Horse serum, 12.5% FBS
0.2 mM i-inositol, 0.02 mM Folic acid
No antibiotics
Thaw Medium 15
IMDM
20% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 16
MEM
10% TET-free FBS
1% non-essential amino accids, 1 mM Na pyruvate
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 17
DMEM
2.5% Horse serum, 10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 18
MCDB 131
10% FBS
10 mM Glutamine, 1 µg/ml Hydrocortisone
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 2
RPMI-1640
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 3
F12K
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 4
DMEM/F12K (1:1)
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 5
DMEM
10% Calf Serum
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 6
DMEM
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 7
McCoy's 5A
10% FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 8
RPMI-1640
10% Heat-Inactivated FBS
No supplements
1% Pen/Strep
Thaw Medium 9
MEM
10% FBS
1% NEAA, 1 mM Na Pyruvate
No antibiotics
Thaw Medium Kit C17
RPMI-1640
Serum Replacement
5% Cardiomyocyte Support Supplement, Thiazovivin
1% Pen/Strep

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