Ham's F-12 Nutrient Mix, Powder

Designed for serum-free single-cell plating of Chinese hamster ovary cells

Brand: Gibco

Manufacturer Part Number: 21700018


UNSPSC: 12352207

Code: 50

Additional Details:
Additional Details: Weight: 0.53000kg

Product Code. 10472882

Quantity Price
1 £83.25 / Each
Estimated Shipment date
from Supplier 25-10-2016
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For Research Use Only. All usage must comply with product instructions.

Description and Specification


Format Powder
Formulation Biotin, Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) (anhyd.), Choline chloride, Cupric sulfate (CuSO4-5H2O), D-Calcium pantothenate, D-Glucose (Dextrose), Ferric sulfate (FeSO4-7H2O), Folic Acid, Glycine, Hypoxanthine Na, L-Alanine, L-Arginine hydrochloride, L-Asparagine-H2O, L-Aspartic acid, L-Cysteine hydrochloride-H2O, L-Glutamic Acid, L-Glutamine, L-Histidine hydrochloride-H2O, L-Isoleucine, L-Leucine, L-Lysine hydrochloride, L-Methionine, L-Phenylalanine, L-Proline, L-Serine, L-Threonine, L-Tryptophan, L-Tyrosine disodium salt dihydrate, L-Valine, Linoleic Acid, Lipoic Acid, Magnesium Chloride (anhydrous), Niacinamide, Phenol Red, Potassium Chloride (KCl), Putrescine 2HCl, Pyridoxine hydrochloride, Riboflavin, Sodium Chloride (NaCl), Sodium Phosphate dibasic (Na2HPO4) anhydrous, Sodium Pyruvate, Thiamine hydrochloride, Thymidine, Vitamin B12, Zinc sulfate (ZnSO4-7H2O), i-Inositol
Quantity 50L
Storage Requirements Storage: 2-8° C. Shelf life: 36 months from date of manufacture
With Additives Sodium Pyruvate; L-Glutamine; Phenol Red

Ham's F-12 Nutrient Mixture (F-12) has since been used for serum-free growth of CHO cultures as well as serum-supplemented growth of other mammalian cells, including chondrocytes and rat prostate epithelial cells. This Ham's F-12 is modified as follows: with L-glutamine, phenol red; without sodium bicarbonate.

  • Contains zinc, putrescine, hypoxanthine, and thymidine
  • Serum-free growth of CHO cells in F-12 has led to variety of improved formulations
  • Contains no proteins or growth factors
  • Requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS)
  • Uses sodium bicarbonate buffer system (1.176g/L) and therefore requires 5-10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH
  • Powder forms of Gibco cell culture medium require sodium bicarbonate supplementation, pH adjustment, and filtration at the time of preparation

Cell Culture, Mammalian Cell Culture

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