Oil for Tissue Culture

Rigorously tested for ART procedures

Oil for Tissue Culture by ORIGIO is a high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade, light mineral oil that has been widely used in ART for many years.

The CooperSurgical fertility companies are the only supplier of Oil for Tissue Culture to test their oil products using Atomic Fingerprinting, a comprehensive method to quantitatively analyze the physiochemical properties of an oil using a combination of several techniques, including Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR), Gas Chromatography coupled with Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID), and Kinematic Viscosity methods. This test provides quantitative molecular information on Oil for Tissue Culture.

To ensure a high-quality product documented for embryo culture, Oil for Tissue Culture is extensively tested for peroxide values, sterility, endotoxin level (< 0.1 EU/mL) and 1-cell extended Mouse Embryo Assay (MEA).

Download our white paper “ORIGIO Liquid Paraffin and SAGE Oil for Tissue Culture: A rigorous assessment process for quality control” By Steve Fleming PhD, Our Director of Embryology


This product is available for sale in Europe, the U.S.A, Canada, China and Australia as well as selected countries in the rest of the world.

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Order Codes

Reference Description Size Shelf Life
ART-4008 Oil for Tissue Culture, Glass Bottle 100 ml 2 years from Date of Manufacture
ART-4008-5 Oil for Tissue Culture, Glass Bottle 500 ml 2 years from Date of Manufacture
ART-4008-P Oil for Tissue Culture, Plastic Bottle 100 ml 2 years from Date of Manufacture
ART-4008-5P Oil for Tissue Culture, Plastic Bottle 500 ml 2 years from Date of Manufacture
  • Sterile filtered light mineral oil of pharmacopoeia grade
  • Recommended storage in the dark¹ at 2-8 degreeºC
  • Shelf life is 2 years after date of manufacturing

Contains liquid petroleum/paraffin oil and low-viscosity mineral oil, optimal for embryo handling

One-cell fresh mouse embryo quality controlled

1. Otsuki, J et al. (2007) Peroxidation of mineral oil used in droplet culture is detrimental to fertilization and embryo development. Fertil Steril 88: 741-743.