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Fetal Bovine Serum

USA origin, Heat Inactivated, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture

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Synonym(s):
HI FBS, HI FCS, HI Fetal Bovine Sera, HI Fetal Bovine Serum, FBS, FCS, sera, serum
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.71

biological source

bovine fetus

Quality Level

sterility

sterile-filtered

product line

FBS Premier

composition

hemoglobin, ≤20 mg/dL

origin

USA origin

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

≤10 EU/mL endotoxin

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−20°C

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Application

Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) provides many non-defined growth promoting and survival enhancing factors to cells in culture. FBS, heat inactivated may be used in place of regular FBS wherein the inactivation of the complement system is beneficial to cell growth or function. Heat-inactivated FBS is used to culture Leishmania sp.

Preparation Note

Prepared by heating at 56°C for 30 minutes.
Prepared by heating at 56°C for 30 minutes. Heating serum to 56°C for 30 minutes is used to inactivate the complement system for immunoassays. Heat activation also inactivates other undetermined inhibitors of cell growth in culture.

Analysis Note

  • Endotoxin and hemoglobin tested
  • Tested for the presence of bacteria, virus, and mycoplasma
  • Triple filtered with 0.1 micron membrane under aseptic conditions

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Protocols

WST-1 assay protocol for cell viability and cytotoxicity measurements with preparation instructions, applications, FAQs, and troubleshooting.

Perform colorimetric assays for nonradioactive quantification of cellular proliferation, viability, and cytotoxicity for adherent or suspension cells cultured in 96-well microplates.

MTT assay protocol for measuring cell viability, proliferation and cytotoxicity. Instructions for MTT reagent preparation and examples of applications.

Protect your investment with best practices for storing and thawing FBS and other sera. Sample FBS for validation in your cell culture protocol.

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