The Melanocyte Medium (MelM) is a complete medium designed for optimal growth of normal human dermal-derived melanocytes in vitro. It is a sterile, liquid medium which contains essential and non-essential amino acids, vitamins, organic and inorganic compounds, hormones, growth factors, trace minerals and low percent of fetal bovine serum (0.5%). It is HEPES and bicarbonate buffered and has a pH of 7.4 when equilibrated in an incubator with an atmosphere of 5% CO2/95% air. The medium is formulated (quantitatively and qualitatively) to provide a defined and optimally balanced nutritional environment that selectively promotes proliferation and growth of normal human melanocytes in vitro.
Melanocyte Medium Kit is a complete medium designed for optimal growth of normal primary melanocytes in vitro. Each Melanocyte Medium Kit consists of the next components:
- 500 ml of Melanocyte basal medium
- 2.5 ml of fetal bovine serum
- 5 ml of Melanocyte Growth supplement
- 5 ml of penicillin/streptomycin solution.