Cell Culture Basics and Techniques

Basic cell culture techniques for consistent results

Gibco Cell Culture Basics is an introduction to cell culture, covering topics such as laboratory setup, safety, and aseptic technique. You'll also find basic cell culture techniques and methods for passaging, freezing, and thawing cultured cells. Start here if you are new to cell culture techniques or need to refresh your knowledge.

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Gibco Cell Culture Basics videos

Watch the latest Gibco Cell Culture Basics videos to learn valuable cell culture techniques to fuel your success.

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The virtual training lab is an introduction to cell culture techniques, covering many topics including:

? Basic principles of cell culture ? Preparing a new cell culture
? Performing a cell passage ? Cryopreservation

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Gibco Cell Culture Heroes spotlights PhD and post-doc researchers across the globe with the primary focus of telling the story of their research. This program promotes education and creates a community amongst researchers who are driving tomorrow's breakthroughs using cell culture.

Gibco Cell Culture Basics Handbook

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A companion handbook that introduces the fundamentals of cell culture. Download a copy to keep as a frequent reference guide.

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One Cell Biology Product Handbook

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We have simplified our portfolio to show you how our most popular products and services are used as single tools or integrated system solutions. This handbook is meant to expedite your search for the right cell biology product and give you an in-depth look at how we can help accelerate research.

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Coaching to optimize your techniques

Course description
Mammalian cell culture is an integral tool in many workflows of biological study, and this course is designed to provide key cell culture techniques and best practices for maintaining healthy cell lines and obtaining the most accurate and reproducible results in downstream applications.

Who should attend?
This basic-level course is designed for life science professionals or students with little or no direct experience working in a tissue culture laboratory, or those wishing to refresh or expand on past experience.

Prerequisites
You should have read the Gibco Cell Culture Basics Handbook and completed the Gibco Cell Culture Basics virtual lab.

Complete the training course and earn a certificate to certify your knowledge

Gibco Cell Culture Companion

Capture and store vital experiment information on your iPhone or iPad in the lab as you count cells, perform cell culture calculations and generate growth curves. And when you're finished, you can export all data files to your Mac or PC.

Download on iTunesTM

Find the right Gibco media formulation

Cell Culture Media Formulation Tool

Compare basal media formulations side by side and download your selections.

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Gibco Cancer Basics

cancer cell

Gibco Cancer Basics is an introduction to cancer cell culture, covering topics such as the biology of cancer, cell line culture, and the culture of cancer spheroids. Download the handbook that introduces fundamentals of cancer cell culture, overview of specific cancers and the ten hallmarks of cancer.

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Complete the training course and earn a badge to certify your knowledge

screenshot of Cell Culture Virtual Lab

The virtual training lab is an introduction to cell culture techniques, covering many topics including:

? Basic principles of cell culture ? Preparing a new cell culture
? Performing a cell passage ? Cryopreservation

Heroes don’t seek recognition, but they deserve it. We want to show the world what they’re doing.

cell culture heroes showcase image

Gibco Cell Culture Heroes spotlights PhD and post-doc researchers across the globe with the primary focus of telling the story of their research. This program promotes education and creates a community amongst researchers who are driving tomorrow's breakthroughs using cell culture.

Gibco Cell Culture Basics Handbook

Gibco Cell Culture Basics Handbook cover

A companion handbook that introduces the fundamentals of cell culture. Download a copy to keep as a frequent reference guide.

Download now

One Cell Biology Product Handbook

One Cell Biology Product Handbook cover

We have simplified our portfolio to show you how our most popular products and services are used as single tools or integrated system solutions. This handbook is meant to expedite your search for the right cell biology product and give you an in-depth look at how we can help accelerate research.

Learn more

Coaching to optimize your techniques

Course description
Mammalian cell culture is an integral tool in many workflows of biological study, and this course is designed to provide key cell culture techniques and best practices for maintaining healthy cell lines and obtaining the most accurate and reproducible results in downstream applications.

Who should attend?
This basic-level course is designed for life science professionals or students with little or no direct experience working in a tissue culture laboratory, or those wishing to refresh or expand on past experience.

Prerequisites
You should have read the Gibco Cell Culture Basics Handbook and completed the Gibco Cell Culture Basics virtual lab.

Complete the training course and earn a certificate to certify your knowledge

Gibco Cell Culture Companion

Capture and store vital experiment information on your iPhone or iPad in the lab as you count cells, perform cell culture calculations and generate growth curves. And when you're finished, you can export all data files to your Mac or PC.

Download on iTunesTM

Find the right Gibco media formulation

Cell Culture Media Formulation Tool

Compare basal media formulations side by side and download your selections.

View formulations

Gibco Cancer Basics

cancer cell

Gibco Cancer Basics is an introduction to cancer cell culture, covering topics such as the biology of cancer, cell line culture, and the culture of cancer spheroids. Download the handbook that introduces fundamentals of cancer cell culture, overview of specific cancers and the ten hallmarks of cancer.

Learn more


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Endorsed by The American Association for Cell Biology

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The Gibco cell culture basics lab is endorsed by The American Association for Cell Biology (ASCB). Gibco and ASCB are committed to cell biology education. As part of our partnership you will receive discounted membership to ASCB after completing the virtual lab.

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