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Bovine Calf Serum

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

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Synonym(s):
Calf Serum, bovine calf sera, calf sera, calf serum
MDL number:

biological source

bovine (calf)

Quality Level

sterility

sterile-filtered

type

for cell culture

composition

hemoglobin, ≤35 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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General description

Animal serum is commonly used to supplement basal media formulations for the optimal growth of many cell types in vitro. Bovine Calf Serum (BCS) is collected from calves that are less than 12 months old. The serum contains approximately double the protein of fetal bovine serum (FBS). BCS will promote growth in a variety of mammalian cell lines and is often used as a cost-effective substitute for FBS.

Application

Bovine Calf Serum has been used as a basal media supplement for growing :
  • Immunocompetent cells of ileal Peyer′s patches
  • Mouse skeletal myoblasts
  • Ovarian cell lines
  • Bovine retinal pericytes
Bovine Calf Serum has been used as a basal media supplement for growing:
  • immunocompetent cells of ileal Peyer′s patches
  • mouse skeletal myoblasts
  • ovarian cell lines
  • bovine retinal pericytes

Use in the propogation of viruses, Helicobacter pylori and Plasmodium falciparum.

Biochem/physiol Actions

Animal serum is commonly used to supplement basal media formulations for the optimal growth of many cell types in vitro. Bovine Calf Serum (BCS) is collected from calves that are less than 12 months old. The serum contains approximately double the protein of fetal bovine serum (FBS). BCS will promote growth in a variety of mammalian cell lines and is often used as a cost-effective substitute for FBS.

Testing Method

Endotoxin tested

Storage Class

10 - Combustible liquids

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves


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