PlasmaxTM cell culture medium

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PlasmaxTM cell culture medium

Cat. #: 156371

Sub-type: Cell culture media

Unit size: 500 ml

Availability: 3-5 days

Application: Cell culture; Cell growth and viability

Volume: 500 ml


This fee is applicable only for non-profit organisations. If you are a for-profit organisation or a researcher working on commercially-sponsored academic research, you will need to contact our licensing team for a commercial use license.


Inventor: Saverio Tardito

Institute: CRUK Scotland Institute

Primary Citation: Vande Voorde et al. 2019. Sci Adv. 5(1):eaau7314. PMID: 30613774

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  • Tool name: PlasmaxTM cell culture medium
  • Alternate name: Plasmax™
  • Research fields: Cancer;Cell biology
  • Tool sub type: Cell culture media
  • Purpose: Physiologically relevant cell culture medium which mimics the metabolic and physiological profile of human plasma
  • Description: Plasmax™ is a new physiologically relevant cell culture medium which mimics the metabolic and physiological profile of human plasma. It is designed to improve the metabolic fidelity and biological relevance of in vitro cancer models by recapitulating the natural in vivo metabolic environment in an in vitro setting. Researchers have found that conventional growth-focused media with non-physiological concentrations of nutrients and metabolites can skew the metabolic profile of cancer cells. Plasmax™ is optimised from over 80 components, including amino acids and derivatives, inorganic salts, trace elements, and vitamins, of which over 50 are at levels found in human plasma. Plasmax™ is also the only ready-to-use cell culture media containing growth-enhancing trace elements including vanadium, zinc, manganese, copper and selenium. Plasmax™ can be used by cancer researchers interested in cancer cell biology. It has been successfully validated across a broad range of cells - both primary and established cell lines from different tissues, species and in various experimental conditions.
  • Formulation: Complete and ready-to-use cell culture medium. For the media formulation, please, see Documentation
  • Application: Cell culture; Cell growth and viability


  • Format: Liquid
  • Volume: 500 ml
  • Storage conditions: Store at 4oC. Stable until expiry date on label
  • Shipping conditions: Ambient

Application Details

  • Application: Cell culture; Cell growth and viability
  • Application notes: Have a question about Plasmax™? See some frequently asked questions in our Plasmax FAQs in the FAQ section of the website. Please see the Plasmax™ Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) in the documentation section below.


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