Animal Use Serum
Animal serum is an excellent source of nutrients for cells in culture because it contains proteins, lipids, salts, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other components necessary for growth. When stored and handled correctly, the performance characteristics of serum can be maintained for many years. Improperly storing and/or thawing serum products can decrease not only the immediate and long-term stability, but also their effectiveness. Growth promotion data demonstrate that serum maintains its growth characteristics throughout its shelf life if stored correctly.