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12103C Sigma-Aldrich

Fetal Bovine Serum

USA origin, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: FBS, FCS, sera, serum

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Properties

Related Categories Cell Culture, FBS Premier, Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) and Other Animal Sera, Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) for cell culture
biological source   bovine fetus
composition   hemoglobin, ≤20 mg/dL
origin   USA origin
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
impurities   ≤10 EU/mL endotoxin
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

General description

FBS remains a popular media supplement because it provides a wide array of functions in cell culture. FBS delivers nutrients, growth and attachment factors and protects cells from oxidative damage and apoptosis by mechanisms that are difficult to reproduce in serum-free media (SFM) systems.

Application

Fetal Bovine Serum was used in different types of cell culture as a supplement, such as the following:
• PC12 cells grown in Dulbecco′s modified Eagle′s medium supplemented with Fetal Bovine Serum along with other components.
• HeLa cells were maintained in Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI) 1640 medium containing Fetal Bovine Serum along with other components.
• BaF3 Cell Culture (cells were maintained in RPMI 1640 medium supplemented with Fetal Bovine Serum along with other components).
• Primary hippocampal cell cultures (cells were maintained in Eagle′s minimum essential medium and supplemented with heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum along with other components).
• HeLa, Cos1 and Cos7 cells were cultured in Dulbecco modified Eagle medium (DMEM) with fetal bovine serum along with other components.
Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is the most common serum used to supplement cell culture media due to its high nutritional content. Although it is relatively low in protein, FBS is effective in promoting and sustaining growth of vertebrate mammalian and insect cells.

This product is for further manufacturing use. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED FOR HUMAN OR THERAPEUTIC USE.

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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

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable

Frequently Asked Questions

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If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.
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What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?
Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product.
Once a bottle of FetalBovine Serum (FBS) is thawed, for how long can the bottle be used?
Once Fetal Bovine Serum has been thawed, the bottle can be used in cell culturefor up to 7 days for most cell types when stored refrigerated at 2-8°C. If the cells are not fastidous (e.g. HeLa or fibroblasts), the thawed and refrigerated serum can be used for up to 30 days. For some extremely fastidious cell lines, it may be necessary to screen individual lots for acceptable performance. For uses such as blocking for various immuno procedures, usage will generally be for 30 days and perhaps somewhat longer when stored at 2-8°C. For other procedures, usage beyond 30 days storage at 2-8°Cwill need to be determined.
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