Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) – EU-approved, Heat-Inactivated

Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) – EU-approved, Heat-Inactivated
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Fetal Bovine Serum – EU-approved, Heat-inactivated

Atlanta Biologicals Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) – EU-approved, Heat-inactivated is a high-quality FBS that offers excellent value for basic cell culture as well as for specific research applications.

Key Benefits

  • Manufactured from EU-approved origin material
  • Heat-inactivated under a quality-controlled setting
  • Excellent cell growth characteristics, low endotoxin, and low hemoglobin values
  • Superior performance with a broad spectrum of cell types
  • More affordable alternative to other commercially available FBS
  • Available as 500 mL and 50 mL sizes

Fetal Bovine Serum - EU-approved: R&D Systems



Why Use Atlanta Biologicals Fetal Bovine Serum – EU – approved?

Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is the most commonly used media supplement for cells in culture. FBS is the ideal cell growth supplement and generally preferred over other types of cell culture sera. Its high levels of nutrients and optimal combination of growth factors makes FBS the most effective cell growth promoter for virtually any cell culture system. In addition, the significantly lower content of antibodies compared to adult and newborn sera minimizes the risk of antibody cross reaction with cells in culture. R&D Systems, a Bio-Techne brand, offers several grades of Atlanta Biologicals FBS, including one approved for use in Europe.

Why Use Heat-inactivated Fetal Bovine 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. Researchers should evaluate the applicability of heat inactivation in regards to their own application.



Form: Liquid
Heat-inactivated: Yes
Product Size: 500 mL and 50 mL
Sterility Testing: Pass
Cell Culture Testing: Pass
Biochemical Test Panel: Extended
Virus Test Panel: Standard
Suitability: Laboratory research applications
Shipping conditions: On Dry Ice

Stability and Storage

Store at ≤ -20 °C in a manual defrost freezer. Do not use past the expiration date.


When handling biohazardous materials such as human cells, safe laboratory procedures should be followed and protective clothing should be worn.

  • The safety and efficacy of this product in diagnostic or other clinical uses has not been established.
  • This reagent should not be used beyond the expiration date indicated on the label.
  • Results may vary due to variations among cells or cell lines used.


Shipping Conditions
The product is shipped with dry ice or equivalent. Upon receipt, store it immediately at the temperature recommended below.
Store the unopened product at -20 to -70 °C. Use a manual defrost freezer and avoid repeated freeze-thaw cycles. Do not use past expiration date.

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Background: Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS)

Alternate Names
Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS)

Reagents Provided

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