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PlasmaxTM cell culture medium

Invented by Saverio Tardito at Cancer Research UK Glasgow: The Beatson Institute

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Catalogue Number 156371
Relevance Background and Research Application

PlasmaxTM is a new physiologically relevant cell culture medium which mimics the metabolic and physiological profile of human plasma. It is designed to improve the metabolic fidelity and biological relevance of in vitro cancer models by recapitulating the natural in vivo metabolic environment in an in vitro setting.

Researchers have found that conventional growth-focused media with non-physiological concentrations of nutrients and metabolites can skew the metabolic profile of cancer cells. PlasmaxTM is optimised from over 80 components, including amino acids and derivatives, inorganic salts, trace elements, and vitamins, of which over 50 are at levels found in human plasma. PlasmaxTM is also the only ready-to-use cell culture media containing growth-enhancing trace elements including vanadium, zinc, manganese, copper and selenium.

PlasmaxTM formulation compared to conventional media.

PlasmaxTM can be used by cancer researchers interested in cancer cell biology. It has been validated for growth performance and metabolic fidelity in several widely-used triple-negative breast cancer cell lines.

Learn more about PlasmaxTM here.
Volume (mL) 500
Notes PlasmaxTM is a complete and ready-to-use cell culture medium.

PlasmaxTM is stable for six months at 4°C.

Have a question about PlasmaxTM? See some frequently asked questions here.

Please see the PlasmaxTM Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) here.

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References: 4 entries

PlasmaxTM: Cell culture media to study cancer biology

Ackermann et al. 2019. Trends Cancer. 5(6):329-332. PMID: 31208694.

Cell culture shock – a scientist’s hunt for the perfect cocktail

Vande Voorde et al. 2019. Sci Adv. 5(1):eaau7314. PMID: 30613774.


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References: 4 entries

PlasmaxTM: Cell culture media to study cancer biology

Ackermann et al. 2019. Trends Cancer. 5(6):329-332. PMID: 31208694.

Cell culture shock – a scientist’s hunt for the perfect cocktail

Vande Voorde et al. 2019. Sci Adv. 5(1):eaau7314. PMID: 30613774.


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