Four Conditions for Cell Growth in Cell Culture Flasks

Mon Aug 15 15:12:31 CST 2022

Cell culture refers to a method that simulates the in vivo environment in vitro, allowing it to survive, grow, reproduce and maintain its main structure and function. Cells require specific conditions to grow. What are the conditions required for culturing cells in cell culture flasks?

1. sterile environment

Nontoxicity and sterility are the primary conditions for culturing cells in vitro. Cultivating cells in cell culture flasks lacks the protection of the body's immune system and loses the ability to defend against microorganisms and detoxify harmful substances. In order to ensure that cells can grow and reproduce in vitro, it is necessary to ensure a sterile working area, good Personal hygiene, sterile reagents and media, and aseptic handling.

cell culture flask

 FuDau T25 Cell Culture Flasks

2. Appropriate temperature

Generally, the suitable temperature for mammalian and avian cells to be cultured in vitro is 37-38°C. Unsuitable ambient temperature will affect the growth of cells.

3. Appropriate osmotic pressure

Hypertonic or hypotonic solutions can cause cells to fold, swell, and burst. Therefore, osmotic pressure is one of the important conditions for culturing cells in vitro. Most cells cultured in vitro have a certain tolerance to osmotic pressure. In practical applications, an osmotic pressure of 260-320 mmol/L can be applied to most cells.

cell culture flask

      FuDau T75 Cell Culture Flasks

4. Gas environment and pH

The in vitro culture of cells requires an ideal gas environment. Oxygen and carbon dioxide are necessary conditions for cell survival. Oxygen participates in the tricarboxylic acid cycle of cells, providing energy for cell survival, metabolism and synthesis; carbon dioxide is not only a metabolite of cells, an essential component for cell growth, but also related to maintaining the pH of the culture medium. The suitable pH range for most cells is often 7.2 to 7.4. In the open culture, 5% carbon dioxide gas ratio is appropriate.

The above are the four conditions for cell growth in cell culture flasks, and are also necessary factors to ensure the good growth of cells. We should pay special attention to aseptic operation when operating to avoid contaminating cells.

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