NbASTRO glial culture medium is a pre-mixed version of Neurobasal™ + Horse Serum + Glutamax™.
BrainBits® NbASTRO is specifically formulated to support the growth of primary rat and mouse astrocyte cultures (PMID: 18345351). NbASTRO has been optimized for cell growth, survival, normal phenotype and biological function.
Astrocytes are a type of glial cells found in the mammalian central nervous system that are easily identified by their typical star shape. Astrocytes function to maintain neurons, oligodendrocytes, neural stem cells and the blood brain barrier by regulating nutrients as well as neurotransmission.
BrainBits® NbASTRO has three components: Neurobasal™, Horse Serum, and Glutamax that are conveniently pre-mixed in a single, easy-to-use sterile solution. NbASTRO should be stored at 4°C up to 30 days from the date of manufacture. All orders must be placed at least 24 hours prior to the requested ship date. NbAstro is made when it is ordered to give you the longest shelf-life possible. This medium is designed for use at 37°C in a 5% CO2 incubator and should not be frozen.
For Research Use Only. Not intended for any animal or human therapeutic or diagnostic use, unless otherwise stated.
We have been using this product for almost 2 years to culture purified astrocyte cultures from BrainBits E18 rat hippocampus. The cultures reach confluence in 1-3 weeks and no neurons are present.Dan
7th Mar 2014