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Phenol Red

PCS-999-001

Phenol red is frequently used in cell culture media as a pH indicator. It is provided as an optional  media component when preparing complete media as part of a complete ATCC® Primary Cell Solutions™ system. 

Formulation: 33 mM in water.

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Reagents
Comments
It is provided as an optional media component when preparing complete growth media as part of an ATCC® Primary Cell Solutions™ system. Phenol red is provided as a concentrated stock solution of 33 mM in water. The final concentration in complete growth medium is 33 µM.
Applications
Cell growth and viability
Volume
1.0 mL
Storage conditions
Room temperature
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Detailed product information

General

Specific applications
Phenol red is frequently used in cell culture media as a pH indicator.

Handling information

Handling procedure
  1. Using aseptic technique and working in a laminar flow hood or biosafety cabinet, transfer the appropriate volume of Phenol Red to complete media. Dilute 1:1000 when using to supplement complete media; i.e., 0.5 mL of phenol red per 500 mL of complete cell-specific media.
  2. Tightly cap the bottle (or other vessel) of supplemented growth medium and swirl the contents gently to assure a homogeneous solution. Do not shake forcefully to avoid foaming. Label and date the vessel. 
  3. Fully supplemented media should be stored in the dark at 2°C to 8°C (do not freeze). When stored under these conditions, fully supplemented media is stable for 30 days. 
Cryopreservation
Storage: Store the Phenol Red solution at room temperature. When stored as directed, the product is stable until the expiration date on the label.

Quality control specifications

Bacterial and fungal testing
Not detected
Mycoplasma contamination
Not detected
Functional tests
Each lot is assessed for acceptable growth of human primary cells compared to control.

A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is available upon request for each lot of Phenol Red.

Legal disclaimers

Intended use
This product is intended for laboratory research use only. It is not intended for any animal or human therapeutic use, any human or animal consumption, or any diagnostic use.
Warranty

The product is provided 'AS IS' and the viability of ATCC® products is warranted for 30 days from the date of shipment, provided that the customer has stored and handled the product according to the information included on the product information sheet, website, and Certificate of Analysis. For living cultures, ATCC lists the media formulation and reagents that have been found to be effective for the product. While other unspecified media and reagents may also produce satisfactory results, a change in the ATCC and/or depositor-recommended protocols may affect the recovery, growth, and/or function of the product. If an alternative medium formulation or reagent is used, the ATCC warranty for viability is no longer valid.  Except as expressly set forth herein, no other warranties of any kind are provided, express or implied, including, but not limited to, any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, manufacture according to cGMP standards, typicality, safety, accuracy, and/or noninfringement.

Disclaimers

This product is intended for laboratory research use only. It is not intended for any animal or human therapeutic use, any human or animal consumption, or any diagnostic use. Any proposed commercial use is prohibited without a license from ATCC.

While ATCC uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this product sheet, ATCC makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. Citations from scientific literature and patents are provided for informational purposes only. ATCC does not warrant that such information has been confirmed to be accurate or complete and the customer bears the sole responsibility of confirming the accuracy and completeness of any such information.

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Please see the material transfer agreement (MTA) for further details regarding the use of this product. The MTA is available at www.atcc.org.

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