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GM501 Mineral Oil

GM501 Mineral Oil is intended for use as an overlay for culture of gametes, zygotes, or embryos in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) and micro-manipulation procedures.

The oil is a pre-washed, ready-to-use, light mineral oil for use with media in IVF, ICSI and related assisted reproduction procedures. The oil is pre-washed twice with ultrapure water and may be used to coat culture dishes and flasks and as an overlay for media droplets, thereby preventing evaporation and stabilizing pH and temperature.


  • Ready-to-use
  • 18 month shelf life
  • Pre-washed twice with ultrapure water
  • Stabilize media pH during IVF, ICSI and related assisted reproductive procedures
  • Prevents evaporation
  • Available in 100ml and 500ml sizes
Density (g/ml) 0.83 – 0.86
 Viscosity (at 30°C/cP) < 30
 Sterility (sterile/SAL 10-3) No Growth
 Endotoxins (LAL, EU/ml)< 0.25
1-Cell MEA≥ 80% blastocysts at 120h exposure
Peroxide Value (POV) (mEq/kg)< 0.10


  • Pharmaceutical Grade Mineral (Paraffin) Oil
  • CAS Code: 8042-47-5
  • EP Monograph: 0240

Features & Benefits

  • GM501 Mineral Oil is a pre-washed, ready-to-use oil. No pre-mixing or further preparations are required.
  • Prepare dishes and flasks with GM501 Mineral Oil and incubate at 37°C for 5 hours prior to use.
  • Overlay the culture media with micro drops of GM501 Mineral Oil until completely covered.
  • Any laboratory procedures described herein are recommendations only. Each laboratory must establish and validate its own procedures for media preparation and use.
Part Number

4 MO 100

4 MO 500


 1 x 100ml

 1 x 500ml


15 – 25°C

15 – 25°C

Shelf Life

18 Months

18 Months