N4637 Sigma-Aldrich

Newborn Calf Serum

USA origin, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: NBCS, NBS, NCS, calf sera, calf serum, newborn calf sera



Related Categories Cell Culture, Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) and Other Animal Sera, Newborn, Calf and Adult Bovine Sera More...
Quality Level   200
biological source   bovine (calf)
sterility   sterile-filtered
composition   hemoglobin, ≤20 mg/dL
origin   USA origin
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
impurities   ≤100 EU/mL endotoxin
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C



Newborn calf serum (NCS) is collected within 10 days post partum. NCS is useful in a wide range of cell culture and organ preservation applications. For example, it is used in cornea preservation and cryopreservation of bovine embryos. NCS is used in cell culture to support the maturation of oocytes; to study the function of tubular epithelial cells; and to develop primary cultures of cells such as visceral adipocytes.


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Preparation Note

Collected from calves that are 10 days old or less.

Analysis Note

Endotoxin tested

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Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 


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