Donor Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated

Catalog #: S11350H Datasheet / COA / SDS
Please Note: This product is in-stock and ready to ship
Please Note: An additional $10/bottle handling fee will be applied for 500 mL bottles.

Discontinued Product

S11350H has been discontinued.
View all Serum products.
Donor Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated
1 Image
Product Details

Donor Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated Summary

Donor Bovine Serum (DBS) is frequently used in applications where serum sero-negative to IBR and BVD is required.

Why Use Donor Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated?

Donor Bovine Serum is collected from healthy, live animals greater 12 months of age or older.  The donor cattle are carefully selected and maintained in closed herds ensuring complete control of their care, diet and health. Before acceptance into the segregated herd, all cattle must test sero-negative to Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) and Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD). The animals are used exclusively for the production of donor bovine products such as bovine serum and are not medicated or fed sub-therapeutic levels of antibiotics.

Serum products should be stored and handled correctly to assure long-term stability and to preserve growth performance consistency throughout its shelf-life. In addition, heat inactivation of serum is frequently desired to inactivate complement within the serum. Below are protocol links for serum storage/handling and heat inactivation.

Protocol for Fetal Bovine Serum Storage, Thawing, and Freezing.
Protocol for Heat Inactivation of Serum Products.

Why Heat Inactivate Serum?

The objective of heat inactivation is to destroy complement activity in the serum without affecting the growth-promoting characteristics of the product. Removal of complement activity from the serum is not required for most cell cultures, but may be necessary for cultures that are sensitive to the complement activity. Since heat inactivation of the serum may, to some extent, decrease the growth performance properties of the serum, this procedure should only be performed if actually required for optimal cell growth. Researchers should evaluate the applicability of heat inactivation in regards to their own application. If heat inactivation is required, the process should be carefully controlled to avoid increased formation of crystalline and flocculent precipitates, gelling of serum proteins and excessive loss of growth performance. Significant damage to serum can occur when it is subjected to higher than required temperatures or heated over extended lengths of time.


0.2 μm filtered
Sterility Testing
Shipping Conditions
On Dry Ice
-5 to -20 °C
Cell Culture
Country of Origin


For research use only. Not for diagnostic use.

Product Datasheets

You must select a language.



No product specific FAQs exist for this product, however you may

View all FAQs

Reviews for Donor Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review Donor Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated and earn rewards!

Have you used Donor Bovine Serum, Heat Inactivated?

Submit a review and receive an Amazon gift card.

$25/€18/£15/$25CAN/¥75 Yuan/¥1250 Yen for a review with an image

$10/€7/£6/$10 CAD/¥70 Yuan/¥1110 Yen for a review without an image

Submit a Review