McCoy's 5 A modified liquid medium

McCoy's 5A medium was originally developed for the growth of Novikoff hepatoma cells. As modified by Iwakata and Grace, the increased levels of glucose, vitamins and peptone make McCoy's 5A a good general purpose medium for both primary, and established cell lines. Cells from biopsies (liver, intestine, skin, testes, bone marrow, spleen, lung and gingiva) have successfully been cultivated in this medium. To be used with 5 % CO2 for optimum buffering.

Different from the original formulation, only 0.05 mg/l riboflavin are used due to risk of photo oxidative effects.

McCoy's 5 A mod. liquid medium

with 2.2 g/l NaHCO3, without L-glutamine

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Storage: 12 months at +2 - +8 °C

Product Information

A substitute is offered under the article number M8403 at Sigma-Aldrich

Unit price
F 1015
on request

** Item needs dry ice when shipped.

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