Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS)
Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), also known as fetal calf serum (FCS), is the ideal cell growth supplement and generally preferred over other types of cell culture sera. The significantly lower content of antibodies compared to adult and newborn sera minimizes the risk of antibody cross reaction with cells in culture. It’s high level of nutrients and optimal combination of growth factors makes... More Info
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Fetal Bovine Serum – See What 40-years of Consistency Looks Like
The nutrients provided by Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) have a critical impact on cell culture reproducibility, including effects on cell expansion, viability, attachment, and cell-specific performance assays. This application note provides a primer on key quality parameters to consider when sourcing your FBS, and provides data illustrating the 40-year historical consistency of R&D Systems™ FBS... More Info
Protocol: Heat Inactivation of Serum Products
This protocol outlines a method for the heat inactivation of all serum products as well as tips to improve the outcomes of heat inactivation of serum.
In this protocol, you will learn:
Method for the inactivation of serum products from R&D Systems
Tips to prevent serum proteins from gelling during the heat inactivation process
Notes on serum quality and appearance
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Protocol: Methods for Storage, Thawing, and Freezing of Serum Products
This protocol outlines methods for the successful long-term storage, proper thawing techniques, and methods for freezing serum products, including fetal bovine serum (FBS).
In this protocol, you will learn:
Methods for the proper storage of serum products, such as fetal bovine serum
Methods and tips for the proper thawing of fetal bovine serum and other serum products
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Which FBS is Best for Your Cells?
Over 40 years of rigorous research, development, and manufacturing has resulted in a wide portfolio of fetal bovine serum that ranges from classic cell culture grade to specialty formulations. This blog outlines the various grades of FBS available, their benefits, and specifications.
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Bio-Techne - Helping You Grow Healthy and Happy Cells
On January 2, 2018, Bio-Techne, the parent company of R&D Systems, proudly announced its acquisition of Atlanta Biologicals, Inc. As noted by Bio-Techne President and Chief Executive Officer, Charles R. Kummeth, "Atlanta Biologicals is a great fit with the Bio-Techne product portfolio as we continue to expand our cell culture and tissue regeneration capabilities. Many of our products are used... More Info
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In late December 2019, a new virulent virus emerged in the Wuhan, Hubei province, China that produced a potentially fatal atypical pneumonia, eventually called COVID-19. It was the third time in the last two decades that an outbreak of a highly infectious agent presented a global threat. Identification and sequencing of the virus responsible for this outbreak determined that it was... More Info