Leibovitz’ L-15 Medium

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112-029-101 500 mL $39.64


Most media are buffered by a combination of sodium bicarbonate and an atmosphere enriched in CO2. The latter is usually provided through the use of a specially equipped incubator. L-15 was developed at a time when such equipment was not readily available. Dr. Leibovitz developed a buffering system based on free base amino acids, inorganic salts and the substitution of galactose for glucose.

  • Without Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Designed for cell culture without CO2
  • With Phenol Red
  • Without L-glutamine


L-15 has been used for the culture of Hep-2 monkey kidney and primary explants of embryonic and adult human tissue, and a variety of other cells. Many viruses have also been cultivated in this medium.


Storage Conditions: 2°C to 8°C

Shipping Condition: ambient temperature

Sterile Filtered

pH: 7.4 ±  0.3

Osmolality: 315±5%mOsm/Kg H20

Max Shelf Life: 24 months from date of manufacture

Product and/or packaging contains recycled/renewable content Product and/or packaging is recyclable or reduces waste Product and/or packaging is safer to human and environmental health

Harmonization Code: 3821.00.0000


Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 3 × 12 × 7 in
Vendor Number


Unit Quantity

500 mL

Product Manufacturer

Quality Biological

Product Documentation

Safety Data Sheet 112-029
Formulation 112-029