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Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Cell Culture Media as First to Remain Stable When Stored at Room Temperature

Storing at room temperature offers labs greater flexibility and requires less energy

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — For biological researchers looking to reduce their reliance on cold storage without disrupting their existing workflow, Thermo Fisher Scientific’s new cell culture media are the first to remain stable at room temperature.

Gibco BenchStable Media are the latest offering in the Gibco product line from Thermo Fisher Scientific and provide a flexible alternative for biological researchers that also saves energy. The new culture media are shipped in sustainable packaging.

“Flexibility is important for our customers, especially those who have limited cold storage space but still want to store culture media close to their benchtops,” said Dr. Amy K. Butler, president of Biosciences at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “The energy savings from cold storage elimination is important, and we’re also pleased the new media are shipped in fully recyclable packaging, enabling both our customers and Thermo Fisher to further reduce our carbon footprints and make the world cleaner.”

A 2015 study on laboratory energy consumption by the Center for Energy Efficient Laboratories determined that approximately 25% of the energy consumption in a typical lab is used for cold storage. The Gibco BenchStable Media can be stored anywhere with other temperature-stable solutions, reducing the need for cold storage.

Gibco BenchStable Media are packaged in fully recyclable boxes. The packaging virtually eliminates light exposure, which can degrade basal media components and alter their performance. In addition, Gibco media bottles are made from polyethylene terephthalate with a high-density polyethylene lid, two of the most highly recycled plastics.

Gibco BenchStable Media can act as a direct replacement for basal media used in researchers’ existing workflows, allowing for easy substitution. The product line is available in the most commonly used basal media formulations: DMEM, DMEM/F-12, MEM, and RPMI 1640, all of which include GlutaMAX Supplement. Gibco BenchStable Media supports cellular proliferation and maximum cell densities comparable to conventional basal media formulations when supplemented with 10 percent Fetal Bovine Serum.

The Gibco BenchStable Media are available globally. For more product information, please visit here.

About Thermo Fisher Scientific
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