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
Free Sample of Fetal Bovine Serum
Need to test before purchasing your serum? Request a free sample of R&D Systems® Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). We’ll hold a lot reserve for you while you evaluate your sample.
Let us know what is important to you. With the help of your information, we can better select a FBS lot to match your needs.
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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?
We recognize the vital impact of quality fetal bovine serum for today’s evolving cell culture needs. With over 40 years of rigorous research, development, and manufacturing at our ISO 9001:2105 certified facility, R&D Systems has produced an industry-leading portfolio of fetal bovine serum (FBS). Following R&D Systems reputation for product quality, our FBS portfolio emphasizes excellence... More Info
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
New Scientific Poster Presented AAI 2017
Bio-Techne scientists presented a poster at AAI 2017 demonstrating the effects that cell culture conditions can have on the phenotypic characterization of human M1 and M2a macrophages. This poster compared the expression of fifty macrophage cell surface markers, leading to the identification of twenty markers that were affected by culturing in the presence of fetal bovine serum (FBS), human... More Info
Immune Cell Isolation & Culture
Immune cell isolation and culture are necessary for both basic research aimed at investigating the functions of different immune cell types and expanding specific immune cell populations for therapeutic purposes. This brochure describes the tools that we offer for isolating and culturing different immune cells including:
MagCellect™ Cell Selection Kits and T cell enrichment... More Info