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Growth Media

Mini Flip-Top Vials Prepared Dilutions SKU: BPPFV9MRS

3M

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1 (100 Vials)
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BPPFV9MRS
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Growth Media

Swab-Samplers SKU: RS96010LET

3M

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1 (100 Units)
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RS96010LET
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Growth Media

Liquid Media

GVS

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$ 115.15 (50 Units)
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1 (50 Units)
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10496146
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Airway Epithelial Cell Growth Medium (Ready-to-use)

PromoCell

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$ 135.00 (500 ml)
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1 (500 ml)
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C-21060
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Growth Media

Endothelial Cell Growth Medium

Cell Applications

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$ 115.00 (500 ml)
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1 (500 ml)
Catalog IDs
211-500
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Growth Media

AstroMACS Medium SKU: 130-117

Miltenyi Biotec

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1 (500 ml)
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130-117-031
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MSC-Brew GMP Supplement R I SKU: 170-76

Miltenyi Biotec

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1 (5 ml)
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170-076-316
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StemMACS Trilineage Differentiation Kit, human SKU: 130-115

Miltenyi Biotec

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$ 485.00 (12 Assays)
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1 (12 Assays)
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130-115-660
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Growth Media

McCoy's 5A With L-glutamine

Caisson

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$ 19.54 (500 ml)
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4 (500 - 6000 ml)
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MCL02-500ML, MCL02-1000ML, ...
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Growth Media

LB Broth with Carbenicillin-100. 1000mL, sterile SKU: L8185

Teknova

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$ 42.94 (1000 ml)
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1 (1000 ml)
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L8185
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Growth Media

GS Supplement 50X SKU : 58672c

Sigma-Aldrich

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$ 89.80 (100 ml)
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2 (100 - 1000 ml)
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58672C-100ML, 58672C-1000ML
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Growth Media

Legionella (GVPC) Selective Supplement SKU : 61025

Sigma-Aldrich

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$ 89.50 (5 Vials)
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1 (5 Vials)
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61025-5VL
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Growth Media Function and Application

Growth media is a substance which supports cellular growth. Given the array of microorganisms, so too are the types of growth media to match the life support parameters microorganisms may require. Typical growth media are liquid nutrient mediums (like lysogeny broth) and nutrient broths with the addition of agar. Once the broth is cooled, the agar allows for the nutrient broth to solidify (usually in Petri dishes), to allow for a nutrient-rich surface for cellular colonies to grow.

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Growth Media Types

There are two types of growth media: defined and undefined. As the name suggests, a defined medium has a set quantity of known ingredients. This arises from extensive study of all the required elements, vitamins, and other molecules needed to grow a cellular organism. Undefined medium has added complexity in that some ingredients contain an unknown proportion of chemical mixtures. An example of this that is common in the lab is a yeast extract or casein hydrolysate. It is challenging to quantify all the required nutrients for cellular organisms. That is why some microorganism have never been grown on defined media.

Media Classifications:

  • Culture Media: Contains all the nutrients required for bacteria, and are usually not selective. They usually have glucose as a carbon source, water, various salts, amino acids, and nitrogen.

  • Minimal Media: Contains the minimum amount of nutrients possible for colony growth. This is usually used to determine recombinant or exconjugates, and to grow wild-type versions of the target organism.

  • Selective Media: A common method used in cell culturing, this media contains antibiotics in order to grow selected cells. A typical example of this is with ampicillin. Those bacteria which contain resistance to ampicillin then would be allowed to grow on the media.

  • Differential Media: Contains chemical mixtures to distinguish various cells. This is used to determine the presence of microorganisms visually.

  • Transport Media: only used to store and transfer target specimens temporarily