Eagle’s minimal essential medium (EMEM) is a cell culture medium developed by Harry Eagle that can be used to maintain cells in tissue culture.
- Basal medium with different variations.
MEM was developed by Dr. Harry Eagle to overcome problems encountered when attempting to grow normal fibroblasts and certain sub-types of HeLa cells. Many other modification of MEM followed including alpha- MEM and DMEM. MEM Spinner was developed when calcium component was removed from the MEM medium, and resulted in a medium that supports the growth of cells in suspension.
EMEM (Eagle’s Minimum Essential Medium) has a higher amino acid concentration and 2 to 5 times greater vitamin concentration than BME, permitting longer periods between feedings.
Storage Conditions: 2°C to 8°C
Shipping Condition: ambient temperature
pH: 7.0 ± 0.2
Harmonization Code: 3821.00.0000
Max Shelf Life: 24 months