Cell Culture Media

  • Reinhard HenschlerEmail author
Part of the Learning Materials in Biosciences book series (LMB)


The chapter provides an overwiev on the basic constituents of culture media for mammalian cells and their derivation. The relevance of these constituents for individual cell types from different tissues will be covered with a focus on stem and progenitor cells. Moreover, approaches toward the derivation of defined media and the supplementation of serum additives are described. The relevance of physical parameters such as osmolarity and buffer systems will be approached.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Blood Transfusion Services SRCZürich/ChurSwitzerland

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