Media Preparation Core


Bacteriological Media

Media used for the growth of bacteria


A buffer is an aqueous solution that has a highly stable pH. (i.e. Phosphate and Tris Buffered Saline).

Cell Culture Media

A growth medium to support the growth of cells (i.e. RPMI and DMEM).

Endotoxin Testing

The Endoscan V software system uses Kinetic Turbidimetrics to provide quantitative Endotoxin results for in-process and end product samples. The assay sensitivity available for use is 0.06EU/mL using a standard curve of 5-0.05 EU/mL. The Second method uses an Endosafe-PTS- A rapid, point-of-use test system that utilizes Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) reagents in a test cartridge with a handheld spectrophotometer. The PTS can effectively be used to obtain fast; quantitative LAL test results in about 15 minutes.

For any specific Endotoxin questions please contact Charles River @ 1-800-762-7016/

FBS- Heat Inactivated or Regular

Fetal Bovine Serum, the most widely used serum-supplement due to its very low levels of antibodies and the fact that it contains more growth factors, allowing for versatility in many different cell culture applications.

Insect Media

Media for insect cell culture.

LB Agar Plates

Luria Broth agar plates are typically used as a growth substrate for the culture of bacteria. Selective growth compounds may also be added to the media, such as antibiotics. (i.e. Ampicillin and Kanamycin) Custom plates are also available.

LB Broth

Luria Broth, a nutritionally rich medium used for the growth of bacteria.

Specialty and Custom Media

A custom recipe prepared according to researchers instructions or guidelines.

Sterility Testing

Verifying the sterility of our products or yours through QC broths, endotoxin and Mycoplasma testing.