Custom Media to Optimize Your Project
Many cell types require highly-specialized formulations in order to achieve optimal performance. Build a media from scratch that meets your specific requirements, regardless of the complexity.
Make Your Media a Competitive Advantage
Easily customize any aspect of media to optimize it for your cell ecosystem, from components to testing and packaging.
Media is manufactured under GMP conditions and governed by strict adherence to an ISO 13485:2016-certified quality system.
No hidden ingredients. Media is designed and owned by you, making iteration and scale-up seamless.
Custom Media Made Simple
The composition of your media can have a profound effect on cell function and efficacy. We make custom media development easy with our ecosystem of products and services for the design, customization, and refinement of your media.
Take the Next Step and Bring Sustainability to Your Laboratory
Manufacture cell culture media on your benchtop with Krakatoa. Fresh custom media accelerates development and mitigates any degradation in quality. Additionally, you are reducing your lab’s carbon footprint.
Documents and Downloads
Take a closer look at our helpful product information to learn how our cell culture media products and services can support and accelerate your groundbreaking research.
NB-AIR™ Product Note
Learn more about how NB-AIR can help you formulate better-performing media.
NB-Lux™ Product Note
Learn more about NB-Lux and the benefits of customizing your media via this online media configurator.
Krakatoa™ Product Note
Review the technical details, features, and benefits of the Krakatoa media maker.
Get in touch with our customer support team for any questions you may have.
Browse Supplements and Reagents
Explore our portfolio of custom buffers, balanced salts, and serum replacement.
Explore our educational resources to learn how our cell culture media products and services can be a competitive advantage on your path to commercialization.
What is custom cell culture media?
In NB-Lux, users have the option to create a media from scratch — without any basal media or components loaded into the configurator. Therefore, you must add each component and select its grade and concentration.
Are there resources to learn how to design and customize media using NB-AIR™ and NB-Lux™?
Visit our resources page to access our educational tools to learn more about our tools.
Can I order complete liquid media?
Yes. Select from a list of common proteins or add our serum replacement, Physiologix XF SR, for a ready-to-pipette complete media solution.
What if my component doesn't appear on your components list in NB-Lux™?
Under the “Customize Formula” section, click the “+ Add a Custom Component” button and enter the Component Name, CAS Number, Manufacturer, Catalog Number, and Desired Concentration.
In NB-Lux™, it says you have the largest library of over 400 publicly available formulas to choose from. What does that mean?
Basal media formulations exist in the public domain for anyone to use. In NB-Lux, users have the ability to start from a specific supplier’s formula simply by inputting their catalog number, keyword, or cell type.
Additionally, Nucleus Biologics has specific recommended formulations we use for our classical media.
Do you offer liquid and powder cell culture media?
Cell culture media is available in ready-to-use liquid format. In addition, cell media can be delivered in powder format in biodegradable pods that can be used with the Krakatoa media maker.