Express Media Service™

Irvine Scientific understands the critical role that prototypes play in media development. Through our Express Media Service™ (EMS), Irvine Scientific’s lab is virtually an extension of yours.

The EMS program offers:

  • Flexible small-scale media production
  • Accessibility to Irvine Scientific’s EMS R&D team for formula review and consultation

The EMS program is ideally suited for:

  • Scale-down modeling
  • Small-scale process development prior to scale-up
  • Troubleshooting and media screening of custom products
  • Critical raw material evaluation
  • Formula development and optimization

Supported Formulations

  • Customer developed formulas
  • Irvine Scientific formulas (e.g. PRIME-XV® MSC Expansion SFM without phenol red)
  • Classical formulas with or without modifications (e.g. RPMI medium 1640 with low NaCl)

Powder and Liquid Formulas

Liquid Media:
  • Liquid lots from 1L to 200L
  • Media can be packaged in bottles ranging from 100mL to 1L or standard bags from 5L up to 50L
Powder Media
  • Powder lots from 1kg to 25kg
  • Media are packaged in containers by weight
  • EMS milling technology is the same as in the large-scale GMP manufacturing facilities. This consistency reduces the variability in scaling up.
Raw Material Control
  • Raw materials used in the EMS lab are the same high-grade raw materials used in large-scale GMP production that have been approved by Quality Assurance, whenever possible
  • Control and care of the raw materials is the same as within Irvine Scientific’s ISO 13485:2012 regulated facilities.
QC Testing

Quality control testing and Spent Media Analysis is available on EMS products, and can be priced and performed upon request. Optional testing includes:

  • Appearance
  • pH
  • Endotoxin
  • Moisture
  • Conductivity
  • Mycoplasma
  • Trace metals (full panel)
  • Amino acid analysis (HPLC)
  • Osmolarity
  • Bioburden
  • TOC
  • MVM
  • Trace metals (zinc, iron, copper)

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