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F1051 Sigma-Aldrich

Fetal Bovine Serum

Canada origin, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture

Synonym: FBS, FCS, sera, serum

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Properties

Related Categories Cell Culture, Core Bioreagents, Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) and Other Animal Sera, Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) for cell culture, Life Science Reagents for Cell Culture,
biological source   bovine fetus
sterility   sterile-filtered
composition   Bovine IgG, ≤1 mg/mL
  Hemoglobin, ≤25 mg/dL
origin   Canada origin
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
impurities   ≤10 EU/mL endotoxin
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C

Description

General description

Fetal bovine serum is the main component present in almost all media used for the culture of animal cells. It provides serum additives to the cell culture medium, which is essential for supporting growth of a variety of cell types. It is rich in growth factors and protein but low in γ-globulin content.

Application

FBS sourced from Canada is used in a broad range of cell culture applications. FBS provides many non-defined growth promoting and survival enhancing factors to cells in culture. It was used as a supplement for different cell cultures.

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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

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Protocols & Articles

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

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