Iscove's Modified Dulbecco's Medium MAX (IMDM-MAX)

Iscove’s Modified Dulbecco’s Medium MAX (IMDM-MAX)

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Iscove’s Modified Dulbecco’s Medium MAX (IMDM-MAX) contains L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine, therefore supplying a longer shelf life.  IMDM-MAX significantly improves cell viability and growth. We manufacture several types of IMDM-MAX based on your requirements.

Description

Iscove’s Modified Dulbecco’s Medium MAX (IMDM-MAX)

Background

Iscove’s Modified Dulbecco’s Medium MAX (IMDM-MAX) is a commonly used media for Mammalian cell culture.

Advantages

The advantages of IMDM-MAX over IMDM are:

  • Higher PH Capacity
  • Moreover, it contains 4 mM L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine (0.869 g/L) instead of L-Glutamine and therefore:
  • Possess longer shelf life.
  • More importantly, minimizes toxic ammonia build-up.
  • Significantly improves cell viability and growth.
  • Remains stable across a wide range of temperatures.
  • Improves the culture of primary cells.

Mechanism

Although L-glutamine is a vital amino acid, it degrades, resulting in the generation of toxic ammonia and pyrrolidine carboxylic acid. One way to minimize L-glutamine degradation in media is to gradually add these amino acids to your cell culture. However, keeping track of time to keep the amount of L-glutamine at the same level is tedious, if not impossible.

Alternatively, L-alanyl-L-glutamine can be used because it is much more stable in aqueous solutions. More importantly, it does not easily degrade and gradually releases aminopeptidases. As a result, L-glutamine and L-alanine are then used by the cells for protein production in the TCA cycle.

In addition to our Max formulation products, we manufacture PurMaTM GluaSup (Cat# P3S210 559) is a combination of L-alanyl-L-glutamine which prevents degradation of L-glutamine.

Contents

Iscove’s Modified Dulbecco’s Medium MAX (IMDM-MAX) contains:

  • 5 mM sodium pyruvate
  • High glucose (4.5g/L)
  • Non-Essential Amino Acids
  • 3.7 g/L Sodium Bicarbonate; PurMa Biologics Manufactures several types of IMDM-MAX based on the amount of Sodium Bicarbonate and HEPES (PH capacity)
  • Phenol Red

IMDM-MAX contains no proteins, lipids, or growth factors. Therefore, it requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal bovine Serum (FBS).

Formulation

Complete formulation click here: IMDM-MAX Formulation 

References

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

Formulation

IMDM-MAX- Formulation

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