This complete medium consists of 500mL SF-4Z0-500 Serum-Free Medium, 8mL vial of RocketFuel™, and 10mL vial of Attachment Factor™
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Kit consists of 500mL SF-4Z0-500 Serum-Free Medium, 8mL vial of RocketFuel™ (containing animal derived growth factors), and 10mL vial of Attachment Factor™ (extracellular matrix reagent for coating flasks). This becomes a complete medium once activated with the included RocketFuel™ supplement. This yields a chemically defined complete medium which does not require the addition of bovine serum. SF-4Z0-500 is Certified and intended for experimental application.
Available in one 500 mL container with 8mL and 10mL vials.
Characteristics of Cell Systems Serum-Free Medium:
Medium contains no added hormones. Medium contains no antibiotics; however, Bac-Off® (4Z0-643), is the recommended antibiotic for all Cell Systems media. Bac-Off® is used at or above the 2µg/mL MIC of aerobic Gram-positive and Gram-negative microorganisms.
Medium contains no phenol red. Phenol red in cell culture medium binds to receptors on cell surfaces and causes the cell to respond as though pharmacologic levels of estrogen and/or inflammatory mediators (such as prostaglandin or thromboxane A2) are present in the medium. We exclude this unnecessary additive in order to optimize experimental conditions for researchers.
Addition of Bovine Serum is not necessary.
Cell Systems Serum-Free Medium is a chemically defined, complete medium which does not contain bovine-derived components. Please note that RocketFuel™ does contain bovine-derived growth factors. For a bovine-free supplement, see RocketFuel-R™. Human serum albumin and other components of human origin are specified by the formulation.
Use with Attachment Factor™
Cell Systems Medium is shipped at ambient temperature. If the entire unit will not be used within 30 days, supplement the medium with CultureBoost™, then aliquot and freeze in smaller units which will be used within 30 days. Otherwise, immediately refrigerate the medium and supplement. Once the unit is supplemented, or any component of the medium kit is opened, the shelf life is 30 days at refrigerated (2 - 8°C) temperatures.
SF-4Z0-500 is Certified and intended for experimental application. Cell Systems media and reagents are Sterile, made with WFI and all components are cGMP and ISO Compliant.
A Selection of Citations for SF-4Z0-500 from Scientific Journals
Discover additional research on Google Scholar that utilizes Cell Systems Media and Reagents.
"Galectin‐1 studies in proliferative diabetic retinopathy" Abu El-Esrar et al, Acta Ophthalmologica, 2019.
"Tigecycline as a dual inhibitor of retinoblastoma and angiogenesis via inducing mitochondrial dysfunctions and oxidative damage" Xiong et al. Scientific Reports, 2018.
"Association of HMGB1 with oxidative stress markers and regulators in PDR" Abu El-Asrar and Alam et al. Molecular Vision, 2017.
"Contacting co-culture of human retinal microvascular endothelial cells alters barrier function of human embryonic stem cell derived retinal pigment epithelial cells" Skottman et al, Experimental Cell Research, 2017.
"Optimization of an in vitro human blood–brain barrier model: Application to blood monocyte transmigration assays" Paradis et al. MethodsX, 2015.
"The combined role of galactose-deficient IgA1and streptococcal IgA-binding M protein in inducing IL-6 and C3 secretion from human mesangial cells: implications for IgA nephropathy" Schmitt et al. J Immunology, 2014.
"Ascorbic acid prevents high glucose-induced apoptosis in human brain pericytes" May et al BioChem Biophys Research Commun. 2014.
"S100A4 is upregulated in proliferative diabetic retinopathy and correlates with markers of angiogenesis and fibrogenesis" El-Asrar et al Molecular Vision, 2014.
"Isolation of purified H and L polypeptide chains from guinea-pig gamma-2-immunoglobulin after mild reduction" Lamm et al, Immunology, 2014.
"Alterations of retinal vasculature in cystathionine-beta-synthase mutant mice, a model of hyperhomocysteinemia" Tawflik et al, IOVS, 2013.
"Prevention of VEGF-induced growth and tube formation in human retinal endothelial cell by aldose reductase inhibition" Yadav et al, Journal of Diabetes, 2012.
"Localization of dichlorofluorescin in cardiac myocytes: implications for assessment of oxidative stress" Swift and Sarvazyan, Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 2011.
This medium is recommended for use with a stable proliferating culture when Serum-Free conditions are required for experimentation. For thawing and plating of cryopreserved cells, we recommend Media With Serum.
Certified for use with more than 100 human and animal cell cultures and cell lines including:
All ACBRI and CSC Primary Cells
Bone Marrow Cells (CFU-F and Erythroid Burst Cultures)
Connective Tissue Cells
Dermal Fibroblast Cells
Endothelial Cells (Aortic, Arterial, Coronary Artery, Vascular and Venous)
Fetal Lung Cells
Embryonic and Adult Stem Cells
Glomerular Mesangial Cells
Immortalized / Tumor-derived Mesenchymal Cells
Microvascular Cells (Cerebral, Coronary, Dermal, Glomerular, Liver, Lung and Retinal)
Smooth Muscle Cells
Tumor Neovascular Cells
Bovine and Porcine large vessel and microvessel Endothelial Cells