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Content: 1 cryovial
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Product number: 300241

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McCoys 5A medium (modified), w: 3.0 g/L Glucose, w: stable Glutamine, w: 2.0 mM Sodium pyruvate, w: 2.2 g/L NaHCO3
McCoy's 5A Medium is a highly recommended and specialized medium designed to facilitate the growth and replication of viruses in primary cell cultures. It has gained significant recognition for its exceptional performance in various biological research applications.
One prominent application of McCoy's 5A Medium is its utilization in the culturing of human colon carcinoma cell lines. Specifically, it has been employed in the study of the leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein-coupled receptor (LGR5) and its role in the metastasis of colon cancer. This medium has been effectively employed in the cultivation of several colon carcinoma cell lines, including HCT116, RKO, FET, CBS, HCT116b, and TENN, enabling researchers to delve deeper into the mechanisms underlying colon cancer metastasis.
In addition to its application in cancer research, McCoy's 5A Medium has proven to be indispensable in the study of osteoblasts. Researchers investigating the ion reactivity of calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite in standard cell culture media have utilized this medium to culture osteoblasts. This application has facilitated a better understanding of the interactions between osteoblasts and calcium-deficient hydroxyapatite, contributing to advancements in the field of bone research.
Notably, McCoy's 5A Medium was meticulously formulated by modifying the amino acids found in Basal Medium Eagle to provide optimal support for liver tumor cells. This enriched formulation enables its suitability for a diverse range of established cell lines, as well as primary cells, further enhancing its versatility and applicability in various research settings.
Moreover, McCoy's 5A Medium extends its biochemical and physiological effects beyond liver tumor cells. It has been successfully employed to support growth in primary cultures of bone marrow, skin, gingiva, kidney, omentum, adrenal, lung, spleen, rat embryo, and other cell types. This wide range of applications attests to the broad utility of McCoy's 5A Medium in supporting the growth and maintenance of various cell types for comprehensive biological research.
This McCoy's 5A medium (modified) contains 3.0 g/L of Glucose, stable Glutamine, 2.0 mM of Sodium pyruvate, and 2.2 g/L of NaHCO3.
Quality control

pH = 7.2 +/
- 0.02 at 20-25°C. 
Each lot has been tested for sterility and absence of mycoplasma and bacteria.


Keep refrigerated at +2°C to +8°C in the dark. Freezing and warming up to +37° C minimize the quality of the product. 
Do not heat the medium to more than 37° C or use uncontrollable sources of heat (e.g., microwave appliances). 
If only a part of the medium is to be used, remove this amount from the bottle and warm it up at room temperature.
Shelf life for any medium except for the basic medium is 8 weeks from the date of manufacture.


Inorganic Salts
Calcium chloride x 2H2O

Magnesium sulfate x 7H2O

Potassium chloride

Sodium chloride

Sodium dihydrogen phosphate x H2O

Other Components
D(+)-Galactose anhydrous

Glutathione (red.)


Phenol red

Amino Acids

L-Arginine x HCl

L-Asparagine x H2O

L-Aspartic acid


L-Glutamine stable

L-Glutamic acid


L-Histidine x HCl x H2O




L-Lysine x HCl









p-Aminobenzoic acid

Ascorbic acid


D-Calcium pantothenate

Choline chloride

Freeze Medium CM-1
Cytion’s Freeze Medium CM-1 is a state-of-the-art cryopreservation medium designed to ensure the highest level of cell viability and functionality post-thaw. This versatile medium is suitable for a broad spectrum of cell types, including both human and animal cells, making it an essential tool for diverse research applications. Formulated with a meticulously balanced combination of cryoprotectants and essential nutrients, Freeze Medium CM-1 minimizes ice crystal formation and cellular stress during the freezing process, thus preserving cellular integrity.
Key features of Freeze Medium CM-1 include:

Broad Compatibility: Effective for a wide range of cell types, including primary cells, stem cells, and established cell lines.
High Viability: Optimized to maximize post-thaw cell recovery and viability, ensuring reliable experimental outcomes.
Ready-to-Use: Conveniently prepared and sterilized for immediate application, reducing preparation time and risk of contamination.
Enhanced Stability: Maintains consistent performance under standard cryopreservation conditions, ensuring reproducible results.
Long Shelf Life: CM-1 is a serum-containing, ready-to-use cryopreservation medium that can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one year.

Using CM-1 for Freezing Cells

To use CM-1 for freezing both adherent and suspension cells, follow these steps:

For adherent cells, wash and dissociate them from the culture substrate. For suspension cells, proceed directly to the next step.
Count the cells to ensure they are at the proper concentration.
Centrifuge the cells to pellet them, then resuspend in CM-1 freeze medium.
Transfer the resuspended cells into cryovials.
Use a slow-freezing method before transferring the cells to long-term storage.

🥶 Method
🔍 Description
💡 Steps

Manual Freezing

A step-by-step method involving gradual temperature reduction to ensure cell viability.

1️⃣ Place cells in freeze medium in a 4°C freezer for 40 minutes.
2️⃣ Transfer to a -80°C freezer for 24 hours.
3️⃣ Store cells in liquid nitrogen for long-term preservation.

Using Mr. Frosty

A convenient device that allows for controlled freezing rates without electrical power.

1️⃣ Prepare cells in cryovials with freeze medium.
2️⃣ Place cryovials in Mr. Frosty container.
3️⃣ Store at -80°C for 24 hours before transferring to liquid nitrogen.

Controlled-Rate Freezer

A high-precision freezer by Thermo Fisher or other manufacturers designed for controlled temperature reduction.

1️⃣ Program the device to gradually decrease the temperature.
2️⃣ Place prepared cells in the freezer.
3️⃣ After the freezing cycle, transfer cells to liquid nitrogen.

Store the cryovials at temperatures below -130°C or in liquid nitrogen for long-term preservation.


Contains FBS, DMSO, Glucose, Salts
Buffering capacity: pH = 7.2 to 7.6

Cytion’s Freeze Medium CM-1 offers a reliable solution for cryopreservation, ensuring high cell viability and functionality post-thaw for a wide range of research applications.

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Phosphate-Buffered Saline (PBS) Solution: The Optimal Buffer for Your Biological Research
Phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) is a versatile buffer solution used in many biological and chemical applications, as well as tissue processing. Our PBS solution is formulated with high-quality ingredients to ensure a constant pH during experiments. The osmolarity and ion concentrations of our PBS solution are matched to those of the human body, making it isotonic and non-toxic to most cells.
Composition of our PBS Solution
Our PBS solution is a pH-adjusted blend of ultrapure-grade phosphate buffers and saline solutions. At a 1X working concentration, it contains 137 mM NaCl, 2.7 mM KCl, 8 mM Na2HPO4, and 2 mM KH2PO4. We have chosen this composition based on CSHL protocols and Molecular cloning by Sambrook, which are well-established standards in the research community.
Applications of our PBS Solution
Our PBS solution is ideal for a wide range of applications in biological research. Its isotonic and non-toxic properties make it perfect for substance dilution and cell container rinsing. Our PBS solution with EDTA can also be used to disengage attached and clumped cells. However, it is important to note that divalent metals such as zinc cannot be added to PBS as this may result in precipitation. In such cases, Good's buffers are recommended. Moreover, our PBS solution has been shown to be an acceptable alternative to viral transport medium for the transport and storage of RNA viruses, such as SARS-CoV-2.
Storage of our PBS Solution
Our PBS solution can be stored at room temperature, making it easy to use and access.
To sum up
In summary, our PBS solution is an essential component in many biological and chemical experiments. Its isotonic and non-toxic properties make it suitable for numerous applications, from cell culture to viral transport medium. By choosing our high-quality PBS solution, researchers can optimize their experiments and ensure accurate and reliable results.


Inorganic Salts
Potassium chloride

Potassium dihydrogen phosphate

Sodium chloride

di-Sodium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous