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Gibco™ BGJb Medium Non-distribution product as customer accommodation. Greener Choice Available on GSA/VA Contract for Federal Government customers only.

Developed for growth of fetal rat long bones in chemically defined medium

Manufacturer:  Gibco™ 12591038

Catalog No. 12-591-038

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Requires : Supplementation
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BGJb is a medium modified by Sylvia Fitton-Jackson from the original BGJ medium developed by Biggers, Gwatkin, and Judah. BGJb medium creates favorable conditions for growth and calcification of fetal bones.

  • It is modified as follows: with L-glutamine, phenol red; without HEPES
  • Contains higher levels of amino acids and glucose, and an increased buffering capacity to improve conditions for growth and calcification of fetal bone
  • BME contains no proteins, lipids, or growth factors and requires supplementation, commonly with 10% Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
  • Uses sodium bicarbonate buffer system (3.5g/L) and requires 5-10% CO2 environment to maintain physiological pH
  • Sustainable packaging

Cell Culture, Mammalian Cell Culture

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Shipping Condition: Room Temperature


cGMP Manufacturing. Gibco BGJb medium is manufactured at a cGMP compliant facility located in Grand Island, New York. The facility is registered with the FDA as a medical device manufacturer and is certified to ISO 13485 standards.



500 ml
Phenol Red
High Glucose
Room Temperature
Sustainable packaging
No Sodium Pyruvate
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