Fetal Bovine Serum - Optima

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Fetal Bovine Serum - Optima Summary

Fetal Bovine Serum – Optima is a high-quality FBS grade low in endotoxin and hemoglobin It meets the requirements of most cell lines and is suitable for general applications.

Key Benefits

• US-origin and USDA-Aphis certified
• Suitable for general cell culture applications
• High lot-to-lot consistency
• Excellent cell growth characteristics, low endotoxin, and low hemoglobin levels
• Manufactured in our ISO 9001:2015 certified facility
• Formerly sold under the Atlanta Biologicals brand

Why Use Fetal Bovine Serum - Optima?

Fetal Bovine Serum, also known as Fetal Calf Serum (FCS), is a critical supplement added to cell culture medium to maintain cell health and promote expansion. Different grades of FBS are available from R&D Systems that address the value and premium needs of research.

All lots of Fetal Bovine Serum – Optima are sterility, virus, and performance tested, and include a biochemical profile. Lots are manufactured from USA origin material following stringent manufacturing and quality control procedures. Optima FBS is USDA-APHIS certified and is manufactured in our ISO 9001:2015 certified facility.

Fetal Bovine Serum and other 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.

Collection, Processing, and Testing of R&D Systems FBS

Collection and Processing - R&D Systems FBS is manufactured under a process that meets USDA requirements for animal products and ensures the product is traceable back to the date and location of collection. Our FBS manufacturing adheres to closed-system collection, processing in positive pressure, HEPA-filtered clean rooms, and triple 0.1 um filtration to remove contaminants. Strict control of the process from collection through processing enables us to provide a stable, consistent performing, and traceable supply of quality serum throughout global fluctuations in serum availability and regulatory requirements.

Virus Testing - Fetal Bovine Serum – Optima undergoes extended testing for adventitious viruses including: Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV), Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Virus (IBRV), Parainfluenza-3 Virus (PI-3V), Bluetongue Virus (BTV), Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus (BRSV), Bovine Parvovirus (BPV), Bovine Adenovirus, Type 3 (BAV-3), Bovine Adenovirus, Type 5 (BAV-5), Reo virus, and Rabies virus.

Biochemical Testing - R&D Systems FBS undergo biochemical profiling including total protein, albumin, globulin, IgG, total bilirubin, glucose, iron, cholesterol, triglycerides, sodium and potassium. View the product insert for a complete list of biochemical profiling components, which may vary between grades.

Chemical Analysis - Each lot of FBS is tested for osmolality, pH, hemoglobin, endotoxin (LAL method) and microbiological contamination (using methods recommended by the U.S. Pharmacopeia).

Specifications

Osmolality
280 -335 mOsm
Purification
Triple 0.1 μm filtered
Sterility Testing
Pass
Testing Cell Culture
Pass
Testing Biochemical Test Panel
Extended
Viral Testing
Extended
Testing Additional
pH - 6.8-7.8

Endotoxin - ≤ 20.0 EU/mL by Limulus Amebocyte Lysate (LAL) Assay

Hemoglobin - 25 mg/dL
Shipping Conditions
On Dry Ice
Storage
-5 to -20 °C
Applications
Cell Culture
Species
Bovine
Country of Origin
UNITED STATES

Limitations

For research use only. Not for diagnositic use.

Product Datasheets

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Fetal Bovine Serum - Optima

Optima FBS has Consistent Lot-to-Lot Performance. Quality control data is displayed across multiple lots of Optima FBS. (A) Plating efficiency of cells cultured in media containing 5% or 10% Optima FBS, relative to control lots of FBS. (B) Optima FBS was tested for its ability to support hybridoma cloning as well as the healthy expansion of adherent and suspension cell culture lines. Lots of Optima FBS show consistent and high percentage cloning efficiency and cell viability.

Optima FBS Support Expansion and Health Across Cell Lines. Ba/F3 murine pro-B cell line, ATDC-5 murine teratocarcinoma cell line, and a TF-1 erythroleukemic cell line were evaluated for expansion and health in culture media supplemented with either Optima FBS or FBS from an alternate supplier (Suppler #1). (A) Two lots of Optima FBS showed consistent expansion rates for ATDC-5 cells. The expansion was similar to FBS from another supplier. (B) Ba/F3, ATDC-5, and TF-1 cell lines cultured in Optima FBS show consistent cell viability across multiple lots. The viability was comparable to an alternate supplier of FBS.

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