Glasgow’s Modified Eagle’s Medium

Glasgow’s Modified Eagle’s Medium was originally developed to study the polyoma virus.   However, due to particular criteria has been mentioned in the long description, this media is used without serum.


Glasgow’s Modified Eagle’s Medium


Ian McPherson and Michael Stoker developed Glasgow’s Modified Eagle’s Medium . they used  polyoma virus to transform four fibroblast clones from a culture of baby hamster kidney cells.  as a result to Particular criteria mentioned below Glasgow Minimum Essential Medium (GMEM) is used without serum. Needs to be supplemented with 10% Tryptose phosphate broth.

Moreover, it contains twice amount of amino acids and vitamins compared to the original Basal Medium Eagle.

PurMa™ Glasgow’s Modified Eagle’s Medium also Contains

  • 75 g/L Sodium Bicarbonate
  • High Glucose (4.5g/L)

PurMa Biologics manufactures 77 types of GMEM

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Application of this media

It is suitable for growth of primate embryonic stem cells, MDCK, NS0, BHK-21 as well as CHO cells containing the GS expression system.

Alternative to 10% Tryptose phosphate broth, we strongly recommend PurMa TM 50X GS Supplement. This is certainly a enriched mixture of amino acids and nucleosides, and Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) (Cat P3S528332). furthermore, this media has been formulated for use in a 5% carbon dioxide atmosphere. As a result, It utilizes a bicarbonate buffering system.


The Complete formulation is available in ” formulation tab” as well as by clicking here: Glasgow’s (GMEM) Formulation


Parameter Specification
Appearance Red, clear liquid
pH 7.2 ± 0.1
Osmolality 275-360 mOsm/L
Endotoxin NMT< 2EU/mL
Mycoplasma Negative
Suitability  Suitable for mammalian cell culture
Additive Sodium pyruvate
Indicator Phenol red
Mycoplasma Detection Negative
Sterility Tested Sterile filtered using 0.22 µm filter
Form Liquid
Shipping Condition  Room temperature


Additional information


GMEM Standard Formulation, GMEM w/o Phenol Red, GMEM w/o Sodium Bicarbonate, GMEM w/o Sodium Pyruvate, GMEM w/o Glucose, GMEM w/o Phenol Red, w/o Sodium Bicarbonate, GMEM w/o Sodium Bicarbonate, w/o Sodium Pyruvate, GMEM w/o Phenol Red, w/o Sodium Bicarbonate, w/o Sodium Pyruvate, GMEM Low Glucose (1.5 g/L), GMEM Low Sodium Bicarbonate (0.35 g/L), GMEM Low Sodium Bicarbonate (1.1 g/L), GMEM 15 mM HEPES (3.6 g/L), GMEM 25 mM HEPES (5.9 g/L), GMEM 15 mM HEPES (3.6 g/L), Low Sodium Bicarbonate (1.1 g/L), GMEM 25 mM HEPES (5.9 g/L), Low Sodium Bicarbonate (1.1 g/L)


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10 X 1000ml, 10 X 500ml, 1 x 500 ml, 6 x 500 ml, 1 x 1000 ml, 6 x 1000 ml, 1 x 10 L, 1 x 50 L, 10 X 1EZ Individually Packed, 50 X 1EZ Individually Packed

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Glasgow’s (GMEM) Formulation




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