MDCK Cell Culture Medium

FUJIFILM Wako promotes our proprietary media product lines under WakoVAC, manufactured under GMP-compliant system and scalable to commercial volumes.
WakoVAC MDCK is designed to maximize the growth of MDCK cell and its virus production, and built to support for large manufacturing.

Wako Proprietary Media

Products developed under WakoVAC brand is taking a comprehensive approach to meet the key requirements for cell culture products in the field of life science. WakoVAC MDCK is targeted to support optimal and stable expansion of MDCK cells while retaining viability and target protein expression.

Raw Material Supply

Animal components free raw materials are used in WakoVAC MDCK. All raw materials are documented and traceable. All raw materials used are standardized to a certain specification, scalable, and provided from validated suppliers. WakoVAC MDCK contains yeast-derived Hydrolysate.

Industrial Applications

The intended use of WakoVAC (GMP-compliant manufactured) is for research, process development, large-scale manufacturing/commercialization. WakoVAC is scalable to commercial volumes for industrial application. Both liquid and powder are available. Flexible packaging is also available upon request. Wako provides complete workflow support from media optimization service to regulatory support at the time of IND/NDA.


WakoVAC MDCK includes multiple prototypes formulated to support MDCK cell types. It is designed to maximize and consistent MDCK cell growth, viability and sustains high productivity.


  • Animal component-free
  • Multiple prototypes are available for testing
  • The latest prototype shows an improved virus yield approximately 1.5 times higher than competitor’s Medium A, commercially available serum-free media
  • Designed and optimized for small- and large-scale vaccine production
  • Compatible with microcarrier
  • Adaptation not typically required
  • Scalable and adaptable system to support for commercialization
  • GMP compliant manufactured


Format Powder (and Liquid upon request)
Shelf-life TBD
Storage 2-10˚C, protect from light
Standard Packaging Size 8kg (Powder), 500mL / 1L (Liquid)
*Flexible packaging is available upon request.

Intended Use: For Research and Further Manufacturing

Cell culture and target expression

WakoVAC MDCK outperforms FBS contained alternative


Equal to or higher yields of influenza virus than commercially available serum-containing option


Adaptation is not necessarily required

  • Switch from a commercially available serum-free medium
  • Switch from a serum-containing medium

Compatible with microcarrier

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Media Optimization Service

This is a made-to-order product. Please fill out your information at Media Optimization Service.

Service Flow

  • 1. Inquiry
  • 2. Making test sample at FUJIFILM Wako
  • 3. Sample testing at your site
  • 4. Feedback of the test result
  • 5. Customization
  • 6. Fix formulation
  • 7. Place order
  • 8. Ship the media
-We respond to flexible small scale media demand with non-GMP samples formulated with the same quality raw materials used in GMP level. COS (testing includes appearance, pH and osmo) is available upon request.
-Non-disclosure agreement may be necessary prior to discussing potential business coming forward.
-The shipping cost of the sample will be decided after consultation.

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