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12107C

Sigma-Aldrich

Fetal Bovine Serum

USA origin, γ-irradiated by SER-TAIN process, sterile-filtered, suitable for cell culture

Synonym(s):
FCS, serum, Fetal Calf Serum, GI Fetal Bovine Sera, FBS, GI Fetal Bovine Serum, GI Fetal Calf Serum, Fetal Calf Sera, GI FBS, sera, GI FCS
MDL number:
NACRES:
NA.71

Quality Level

biological source

bovine fetus

sterility

γ-irradiated by SER-TAIN process
sterile-filtered

product line

FBS Premier

composition

hemoglobin, ≤20 mg/dL

origin

USA origin

technique(s)

cell culture | mammalian: suitable

impurities

≤10 EU/mL endotoxin

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.

−20°C

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Application

FBS provides many non-defined growth promoting and survival enhancing factor to cells in culture.

Preparation Note

Gamma irradiation by SER-TAIN process (25-35kGy).

Analysis Note

  • Endotoxin and hemoglobin tested
  • Tested for the presence of bacteria, virus, and mycoplasma
  • Triple filtered with 0.1 micron membrane under aseptic conditions

Footnote

(Formerly product number F3885)

Legal Information

SER-TAIN is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

Storage Class Code

10 - Combustible liquids

WGK

WGK 3

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

Certificate of Analysis

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Certificate of Origin

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Articles

Frequently Asked Questions About Gamma-Irradiated FBS (Serum) and Other Products for Cell Culture

Find answers to questions (FAQs) about fetal bovine serum (FBS) that is gamma-irradiated by the SER-TAIN™ process. Request a sample of FBS at Sigma-Aldrich.com.

Choosing the optimal cell culture media for vaccine production

Cultured cells are excellent hosts for the propagation of many types of viruses. The ability of cell culture systems to produce large quantities of attenuated viral particles has served as the basis for the production of both human and veterinary vaccines. Traditional methods have relied on the production of viral agents in cells cultured in medium supplemented with serum, most commonly fetal bovine serum (FBS).

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