H1270 Sigma-Aldrich

Horse Serum

Donor herd, USA origin, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture, suitable for hybridoma

Synonym: HS, equine sera, equine serum, horse sera, sera, serum



Related Categories Cell Culture, Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) and Other Animal Sera, Horse Sera, Horse Sera and Sera from Other Species, Hybridoma Platform,
Quality Level   500
biological source   horse serum
sterility   sterile-filtered
composition   Hemoglobin, ≤20 mg/dL
origin   USA origin
application(s)   cell culture | hybridoma: suitable
  cell culture | mammalian: suitable
impurities   ≤10 EU/mL Endotoxin
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C


General description

Horse serum produced from adult horses is homogenous and has low levels of polyamine oxidase. It is metabolically stable and promotes cell proliferation. Horse sera is an alternate to bovine serum and is a source of growth factors and hormones.


Horse Serum has been used as a supplement in culture medium in pheochromocytoma cell culture, cortical slice cultures, retinal cells and myotubes.

Other Notes

Donor Horse Serum is collected from controlled donor herds located in the USA. Horse serum contains high protein and low trace metals compared to Fetal Bovine Serum. Donor Horse Serum is suitable for use in diagnostic assays, as a supplement in mycoplasma growth and assay media and for culturing hematopoietic stem cells and neuronal cells.


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Preparation Note

Collected from a controlled herd.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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Protocols & Articles


HPLC Analysis of Horse Serum Proteins in Acetonitrile as a Function of Ammonium Formate Concentration

From our library of Articles, Sigma-Aldrich presents HPLC Analysis of Horse Serum Proteins in Acetonitrile as a Function of Ammonium Formate Concentration
Keywords: Chromatography, Gas chromatography, High performance liquid chromatography, Size-exclusion chromatography

Serum for Cell and Tissue Culture: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Serum is added as a supplement to culture media at a concentration of 2-10% to provide a mixture of nutritional, hormonal, growth and attachment factors. Serum also acts as a buffer to the cell cultu...
Keywords: Agriculture, Cell culture, Centrifugation, Culture media, Filtration, Nucleic acid denaturation

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