FBS is the most highly used growth factor in cell culture due to its high level of nutrients
Formulation of serum containing and serum reduced media for mammalian cell culture for the production of antibodies, antigens, stem cells and vaccines
Cryopreservation, storage and shipping of biological materials such as cell lines and antibodies
Base matrices for diagnostic kit controls
Blocking agent for immunoassays and blotting
All fetal bovine serum is fully traceable and is sourced from audited suppliers
We process our FBS in single containers and triple 0.1 µ sterile filter it. This eliminates any cross contamination potential.
Storage conditions: ≤ -20° C
Heat inactivation will inactivate the complement system, antibodies and other active enzymes. It has to be done in a carefully controlled process in order to avoid damaging the cell growth promoting properties of the serum and reducing the formation of unwanted precipitates.
The process involves heating the serum in a shaking water bath at exactly +56°C for 30 minutes. The shaking will help avoid the formation of protein and other forms of precipitates. After 30 minutes the serum is then cooled back down to room temperature as quickly as possible to avoid excessive exposure to heat which can damage e.g. growth factors and vitamins.
Only sera batches which pass our strict quality control are released for sale. Standard parameters which are determined include pH, osmolality, content of protein, albumin, IgG and hemoglobin, endotoxin level, sterility, mycoplasma detection and virus testing.
Precautions and Disclaimer
This product is for research use only. Please consult the Material Safety Data Sheet for information regarding hazards and safe handling practices.
If you have any further questions regarding this product please do not hesitate to contact our cell culture ex- perts: