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Cervical Epithelial Cell Basal Medium (ATCC® PCS-480-032)

Product Format 485 mL
Storage Conditions 2 to 8°C; protect from light

Cervical Epithelial 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 serum-free system is designed to support vaginal epithelial cells derived from normal human cervical tissue. Cervical Epithelial 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 various types of vaginal epithelial cells, Cervical Cell Basal Medium must be supplemented with the appropriate cell-specific growth kit. When using this complete media system, the growth of vaginal epithelial cells is supported without the use of feeder layers, extracellular matrix proteins or other substrates.


For cervical epithelial cells derived from cervical tissue (e.g., Primary Cervical Epithelial Cells, Normal, Human, ATCC PCS-480-011), supplement Cervical Epithelial Cell Basal Medium with the Cervical Epithelial Cell Growth Kit (ATCC PCS-480-042).

Optional media supplements:

  • Gentamicin-Amphotericin B Solution (ATCC PCS-999-025)
  • Penicillin-Streptomycin-Amphotericin B Solution (ATCC PCS-999-002)
  • Phenol Red (ATCC PCS-999-001)
Biosafety Level N/A
Quality Control Specifications Volume: 485 mL
Endotoxin: 0.5 EU/mL
pH: 7.5 +/- 0.2
Osmolality: 315 +/- 10 mOsm/kg
Sterility Tests: Negative for bacteria, fungi, and yeast