Prime Integrated Culture System
A Variety of Cell Behaviours Requires a Variety of Media

In vivo, cells display a much broader range of behaviors than just proliferation. That’s why the CnT-Prime range of media contains products specifically tailored for:

  • High efficiency isolation and proliferation
  • Complete differentiation, or homeostasis for better assay responsiveness
  • Balanced co-culture in 2D and 3D
  • Upgradeability for the high demands of clinical applications

Six powers of CnT-Prime

ACF, Chemically Defined

Prime media use animal component free factors to improve retention of proliferative progenitor cells, and co-factors to improve growth-factor binding. Most media are chemically defined, for maximal control of your experimental environment.

Reliable & Clinically Upgradeable

Reliability is critical for clinical use. Fully defined media with certified, animal-free components are easily upgraded for clinical applications, whilst an 8-point process minimizes variation.

Sophisticated Models

Proliferation media do not deliver great differentiation, co-culture or aging. Finely tuned media significantly improve specialist behaviours.


One bottle, one box shipping, one-step preparation, and one-source products and protocols for 2D and 3D culture.


Fully customizable growth factor combinations available on request.


Advice from CELLnTEC researchers that use the products every day.


Recent Praise for CnT-Prime Media!

“We have tested several commercially available media for selection and growth of human airway epithelial cells and in our hands the CnT-Prime Airway medium is the best in class” – [Dr Sean Hall, Department of Clinical Research, University Hospital Bern]

Evolution of CnT-Prime media

The Prime family of media contains a range of mainly animal component free and chemically defined media for a wide range cell types including epithelia, fibroblasts, MSCs, melanocytes and endothelia. For more info about how they compare with our previous PCT media, please see the following link: