Culture Conditions for B4-78 Cells[1]           14.03.2003

Complete Medium (recommended)

450 ml   RPMI 1640

50 ml    Fetal Bovine Serum (Heat inactivated)

0.5 ml   Gentamycin (50 mg/ml)

Maintenance of Cells in Culture

Cells grow as a suspension culture and double approximately every 20-24 hours. Recommended cell density between 0.2 x 106 and 1 x 106 cells/ml. A recommended maintenance schedule is to split the cells 1:4 every other day.


[1] The B4-78 hybridoma developed by Jerry A. Katzmann was obtained from the Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank (DSHB) developed under the auspices of the NICHD and maintained by The University of Iowa, Department of Biological Sciences, Iowa City, IA 52242.