Fetal Bovine Serum is harvested from the fetuses of pregnant cows at slaughter. FBS is typically harvested by means of cardiac puncture. Fetal Bovine Serum may be sourced from the USA or imported in accordance with USDA regulations.
Fetal Bovine Serum
Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is used in cell cultures to supply a rich variety of proteins including growth factors, hormones, vitamins, and other nutrients that support survival, growth, and division of cells. Fetal Bovine Serum is the most widely used type of serum-supplement for eukaryotic cells in in-vitro cell cultures because it is considered the ideal cell […]
Serum is the fluid component of blood, refined to eliminate clotting factors, white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is harvested from the fetuses of pregnant cattle during slaughter that have been deemed fit for human consumption by a veterinarian through ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection. After initial collection, FBS is […]