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Fetal Bovine Serum that Makes the Grade

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FBS for Cell Culture

Finding the right FBS has never been easier. As cell culturists, we understand how important it is to find the fetal bovine serum (FBS) that is right for your lab needs and budget. Sustained, cost-effective cell growth and maintenance – along with the consistent culture outcomes that make your experimental results reproducible – depend on choosing and stocking appropriate–quality FBS.

Explore our learning center and discover:

  • Sera selection and the different types of sera
  • Frequently asked questions
  • Fetal bovine serum basics

Our extensive portfolio of FBS enables you to easily select from a curated list that meets your precise requirements and features your most relevant criteria.

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All About Fetal Bovine Serum

Have questions about serum? Fetal bovine serum is an important part of your cell culture experiment, so it’s crucial to know as much as possible about your FBS. Discover biological, quality, and regulatory information about sera and other answers to your frequently asked questions, such as:

  • How to properly store and thaw serum
  • Testing and quality standards
  • Why there is lot-to-lot variability in serum

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Serum selection made easy

You’re serious about your cell culture projects. So are we. Whether you are performing general cell culture, biomanufacturing, or specialty cell culture, finding the right sera for your project doesn’t need to be difficult.

Explore which class of FBS works best for your cell culture workflow through our FBS categories - FBS Classic, FBS Premier, and FBS Select. These categories can help you choose the FBS for your application based on parameters such as geographic origin, irradiation status, and special application testing.

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Our portfolio consists of various types of sera, including but not limited to, bovine, calf, human, horse, goat, sheep, porcine and chicken. We also offer multiple origins such as US, USDA approved, Canadian, South American, Australian, and New Zealand. Please fill out the form below and your serum specialist will contact you for further qualification and approval of the serum sample.

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