GM501 Basic

GM501 Basic is a bicarbonate buffered cell culture medium, designed for fertilisation and for all embryo culture from day 1 to blastocyst stage. It can also be used for embryo transfer.

Addition of human albumin solution (1 %) by the customer is required for optimal culture conditions.

Product description Product code Unit
GM501 Basic 4 GM501-20 20 ml
GM501 Basic 4 GM501-50 50 ml
GM501 Basic 4 GM501-100 100 ml
GM501 Basic 4 GM501-250 250 ml
GM501 Basic 4 GM501-500 500 ml

Product facts and notices


  • NaCl, KCl, KH2PO4, MgSO4.7H2O, NaHCO3, CaCl2.2H2O, D(+)-Glucose anhydrous, Na-Lactate (50 % solution), Na-Pyruvate, EDTA, Na-Alanyl-Glutamine, water, non-essential and essential Amino Acids.

Produktspezifikationen und Qualitätskontrolle:

  • All raw materials are of highest available purity (European Pharmacopoeia and/or USP standard) if applicable.
  • A certificate of analysis is available for each batch upon request from our website with respective lot number.
  • The MSDS for GM501 Basic is available upon request and can also be downloaded from our website.
  • GM501 Basic is manufactured and tested according to the following specifications:
pH (at 37°C, 6 % CO2) 7.20-7.40
Osmolality (mOsm/kg) 270-290
Sterility sterile – SAL 10-3 (Sterility Assurance Level)
Endotoxins (EU/ml) < 0.25
MEA (Blastocysts after 96h in %) ≥ 80 after 30 min of exposure (zygote stage)

Instructions for use:

  • The intended users are IVF professionals (lab technicians, embryologists or medical doctors).

Addition of human albumin solution before use (preparation of work solution).

  • GM501 Basic must be supplemented with Human Albumin Solution to a protein end concentration of 1 % (w/v). The use of 4 HSA-0005 (Gynemed) is strongly recommended. To supplement the 50 ml unit, keep 45 ml medium in the bottle and add 5 ml of 4 HSA-0005. Mix well.
  • Embryo culture media must be equilibrated over night in a humidified CO2-incubator (at 5-7 % CO2, 37°C).
  • GM501 Basic is designed for embryo culture under oil as well as in open systems.

Precautions and warnings:

  • Handle all specimens as if capable of transmitting HIV or hepatitis. Always wear protective clothing when handling specimens.
  • Always work under strict hygienic conditions (ISO 5 environment, e.g. LAF-bench) to avoid possible contamination.
  • Only for the intended use.

Pre-use checks:

  • Do not use the product if bottle, seal of the container or package is opened or defect when the product is delivered.
  • Do not use the product if it becomes discoloured, cloudy or shows any evidence of microbial contamination.

Storage instructions and stability:

  • The shelf life is 6 months from time of manufacture.
  • Store between 2-8°C.
  • Do not freeze before use.
  • Keep away from (sun) light.
  • The product can be used safely up to 7 days after opening, when sterile conditions are maintained.
  • Do not use after expiry date.


Istructions for use (1 MB)

MSDS (178 KB)

EG-certificate of conformity (703 KB)

Fertility Treatment Katalog (19 MB)