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VL6 Medium including Glucose, Animal Component Free (ACF)

VL6 Medium including Glucose, Animal Component Free (ACF)

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VL60103$608.266 x 1kg

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VL6 is a complex medium for cultivation of Discoideum dictyostelium based on Vegetable Peptone.

Formedium Ltd have recognised the need for a range of meat-free products. This has led to the development of VL6, an animal component free alternative medium compared to traditional Dicty media such as HL5 and HL5C.

VL6 is composed of a Vegetable peptone providing high molecular weight peptides and proteins as a nitrogen source.  Yeast Extract is a source of vitamins, co-factors and carbohydrates. A Phosphate buffer is present to inhibit acidification of the medium during cell growth.

As most vegetable peptones contain almost no Tryptophane VL6 is supplemented with an extra quantity of this amino acid and some other amino acids. Essential trace elements and vitamins as present in FM and SIH media are added for those Dicty cultures needing additional nutritionals for starting up vigorous growth or protein synthesis.


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Suspend 35.95g in 1L of Distilled or De-ionised Water


Vegetable Peptone 10 g/L
Yeast extract 7 g/L
Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate 1.2 g/L
Disodium Hydrogen Phosphate 0.35 g/L
Glucose 12 g/L
Trace elements 0.1 g/L
VL6 Amino acid supplement 5.3 g/L

The materials used in the production are in compliance with the European Directive 75/318/EEC as amended by Directive 1999/82/EC.
Therefore Formedium takes the position that this product is free of any risk in terms of Bovine Spongiform Encephalothy (BSE) or Transmissibe Spongiform Encephalopathy (TSE).

HYGROSCOPIC Store at Room Temperature
DO NOT BREATHE DUST Keep Container Tightly Closed


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Orders within the UK

Orders within the UK with an order value of £250 or more (excluding VAT) will be delivered free of charge. 
Orders within the UK with an order value of less than £250 (excluding VAT) will be charged delivery of £12.50. 

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Orders from the US

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Being a producer of powdered media, Formedium Ltd has the knowledge, equipment and laboratories to produce custom made media according to the end users specifications.  If you are interested in the production of a custom made media, please complete the form below or alternatively contact us on 00 44 (0)1485 609069 or

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