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Dermal Cell Basal Medium (ATCC® PCS-200-030)

Product Format 485 mL
Storage Conditions 2 to 8°C, protect from light
Shipping Information room temperature
Applications Dermal Cell Basal Medium is a sterile, phenol red-free, liquid tissue culture medium intended for use as one component in a complete ATCC Primary Cell Solutions™ system.

This system is designed to support cells (e.g., keratinocytes, melanocytes) derived from normal human epidermis. Dermal Cell Basal Medium contains essential and non-essential amino acids, vitamins, other organic compounds, trace minerals and inorganic salts. 

To support the proliferation and plating efficiency of keratinocytes (e.g., Primary Epidermal Keratinocytes, Normal, Human Neonatal Foreskin, ATCC PCS-200-010), Dermal Cell Basal Medium must be supplemented with the Keratinocyte Growth Kit (ATCC PCS-200-040). The complete serum-free (although not animal-free) media is formulated to inhibit fibroblast growth, and the low calcium concentration (0.06 mM) slows differentiation.

To support the proliferation and plating efficiency of melanocytes (e.g., Primary Epidermal Melanocytes, Normal, Human Neonatal, ATCC PCS-200-012 or Primary Epidermal Melanocytes, Normal, Human Adult, ATCC PCS-200-013), Dermal Cell Basal Medium must be supplemented with either the Melanocyte Growth Kit (ATCC PCS-200-041) or the Adult Melanocyte Growth Kit (ATCC PCS-200-042).

Using Dermal Cell Basal Medium supplemented with the appropriate growth kit, the growth of keratinocytes and melanocytes are supported without the use of feeder layers, extracellular matrix proteins or other substrates.

Optional media supplements:

  1. Gentamicin-Amphotericin B Solution (ATCC PCS-999-025)
  2. Penicillin-Streptomycin-Amphotericin B Solution (ATCC PCS-999-002)
  3. Phenol Red (ATCC PCS-999-001)


Biosafety Level 1

Biosafety classification is based on U.S. Public Health Service Guidelines, it is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that their facilities comply with biosafety regulations for their own country.

Quality Control Specifications

Cell testing: Rate of proliferation and morphology.

pH 7.5 ± 0.2
Osmolality 315 ± 10 mOsm
Endotoxin < 0.5 EU/mL
Sterility Testing
Negative for bacteria, fungi and yeast.
Functional Testing xxx