Gemini Bio-Products founder Bert Polan recognized early on in the 1980’s that the cell culture industry would continue to play an integral role in medical research and development. Our emerging company’s focus and niche was–and still is–producing consistent, high quality products, coupled with exceptional, personalized service to our clients. The company began operations in Southern California (Calabasas) in 1985, with marketing activities targeting the research and bio-tech community between San Diego and San Francisco. As a result of our success and positive feedback from our customer base, the company consistently expanded the sales force to be able to service the entire U.S. By 1999, the company moved its operation to Northern California (Woodland) to more effectively service the demand for its products. It underwent an additional expansion to a 14,000 square foot manufacturing facility in West Sacramento, its current headquarters, in 2006. Today, a sales force of fifteen and an international distribution network serves cell culture laboratories worldwide.
Gemini has consistently been able to provide a high level of service throughout its 33 year history. Samples and orders are often processed and shipped the same day they are requested, enabling the customer to receive next-day service. Additionally, the personalized touch has been maintained as we have grown. The Gemini Sales staff visits clients on a regular basis to mutually determine how best their needs can be met. Gemini is proud of what we uniquely offer: competitively priced products, extensively tested and proven to be of high quality over the last 33 years, combined with exceedingly unbeatable service within our industry. We invite you to experience Gemini and look forward to serving you.
How could your cells be optimized for Gibco FBS – unless you have been using the same lot all these years? Every time the lot changes, you have a new serum. Hundreds of different fetuses from different collection sites, go into making each new lot – - – the same as with Gemini. Therefore every lot is a bit different from every other lot. If you look at the specs for the serum types, Gemini’s specs for each grade of FBS is much tighter than Gibco’s – so there would be less lot to lot variations with the Gemini than with the Gibco FBS.
ITS (Insulin, Transferrin, Selenium) is a chemically defined supplement for a variety of cell culture applications. ITS supplement contains components which are required for optimal performance of serum-free media. Supplementation of ITS to different conventional nutrient media substantially reduces the FBS requirement for routine maintenance of many cell lines.
Components: Contains 1.0 mg/ml insulin from bovine pancreas, 0.55 mg/ml human transferrin (substantially iron-free), and 0.5 µg/ml sodium selenite.
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