Cell Culture and Uses for Fetal Bovine Serum

Posted by Carl Rosenblum on

Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is a product used in research laboratories, a blood product which exceeds cell culture testing standards and is used widely to promote growth medium. Innovative Research offers high-quality, US Origin FBS in standard as well as heat-inactivated varieties.


Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is a product used in research laboratories, a blood product which exceeds cell culture testing standards and is used widely to promote growth medium. 

Because of its high quantity of hormones, carrier proteins and macromolecular proteins, fetal bovine serum is frequently present in culture medium used in in vitro fertilization. In this process, embryonic stem cells are transferred into the culture medium; this results in growth of the cells.

In recent years, many experiments have been conducted in an effort to clone animal tissues. In the biotechnology field, fetal bovine serum is frequently used in these experiments. In fact, in an experiment conducted in Brazil, bovine ear cells were used for collecting primary skin cell cultures; these cultures were then placed with other growth enhancing substances including 10% FBS in culture dishes, according to the "Genetics and Molecular Research Journal."

Also known as "fetal calf serum" FBS is widely used in cell culture applications because of its numerous growth factors, and low level of antibodies.

At Innovative Research, we provide only the highest quality, US Origin, fetal bovine serum and other biomaterials used for in-vitro research purposes today. 


    Innovative Research was established in 1998 after the realization that dependable, high-quality, and affordable research materials were hard to come by. Starting with core products like human plasma and serum, Innovative Research has grown to be a trusted supplier of all lab reagents, including human biologicals and ELISA kits. Today, we manufacture and supply thousands of high-quality human and animal biologicals including plasma, serum, tissues, and proteins.


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