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Cell Culture Media Best Practices

Here are a few simple tips & tricks to help ensure your cell culture media is maintained for optimal performance.

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If refrigerated, warm your cell culture media before use. Your cells would be cold at 2-8°C, and you would be too!

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Keep your cell culture media protected from light. Light exposure degrades the essential vitamins in media that your cells need to grow.

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Once you have supplemented your cell culture media with FBS, place the complete media into the refrigerator (2-8°C ) to maintain performance.

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Use your supplemented media within 2-4 weeks to reduce the chances of contamination and the impact of pH drift.


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