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  • Name Saverio Tardito
  • Institute Cancer Research UK Glasgow: The Beatson Institute
  • Primary citation Vande Voorde et al. 2019. Sci Adv. 5(1):eaau7314. PMID: 30613774.

Tool Details

  • Tool name: Plasmax™ cell culture medium
  • Tool type: Media
  • Tool sub-type: Growth media
  • Purpose: Physiologically relevant cell culture medium which mimics the metabolic and physiological profile of human plasma
  • Description: PlasmaxTM 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. PlasmaxTM 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. PlasmaxTM is also the only ready-to-use cell culture media containing growth-enhancing trace elements including vanadium, zinc, manganese, copper and selenium. PlasmaxTM can be used by cancer researchers interested in cancer cell biology. It has been validated for growth performance and metabolic fidelity in several widely-used triple-negative breast cancer cell lines.
  • Research area: Cancer

  • For Research Use Only

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Application Details


  • Format: Liquid
  • Storage conditions: Stable for 12 months at 4°C
  • Mycoplasma free: Yes


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