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Fetal Bovine Serum

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Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is a time tested, universal supplement used in cell culture. It provides many compounds that have been shown to satisfy specific metabolic requirements for the culture of cells, including hormones, growth factors, cell attachment factors, pH buffer, protease inhibitors, vitamins, minerals, lipids, and a variety of undefined components. Serum also protects against toxic effects associated with pH change, the presence of heavy metal ions, endotoxin, and proteolytic activity.

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Sera Processing

Using industry leading techniques, blood is aseptically collected at abattoirs, centrifuged to isolate the serum and immediately frozen for testing and further processing. The raw sera is then true pooled and is triple 0.1 micron sterile filtered with a Sterility Assurance Level (SAL) of 10-3. Every lot then must pass USP <71> and EP 2.6.1 sterility testing, growth promotion testing, as well as test negative for mycoplasma and number of industry-monitored viruses. Authenticity of the serum is verified using industry leading measurements of Gamma-Glutamyl Transferase and Corning’s high internal standard of ≤ 10 IU/L. Additional testing includes endotoxin, hemoglobin, pH, osmolality, total protein, and a biochemical profile that contains various metals, proteins, hormones and other metabolites.

EDQM Certificates of Suitability

Fetal Bovine Serum, United States Origin

This product has been granted a Certificate of Suitability, R0-CEP 2018-271, by the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines (EDQM) certifying that the product meets the criteria described in the current version of the monograph no. 1483 of the European Pharmacopoeia “Product with risk of transmitting agent of animal spongiform encephalopathies.”

Origin Statement

Corning’s premium FBS is only collected from government approved abattoirs in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. All fetal bovine serum is derived from fetuses collected from healthy bovine cows and heifers that have passed ante and post mortem inspection and were found free of contagious diseases.

Corning’s regular FBS is derived from government registered facilities in North, Central, and South America and outside the United States. All fetal bovine serum is derived from fetuses collected from healthy bovine cows and heifers that have passed ante and post mortem inspection and were found free of contagious diseases. The material was exported from the country of origin accompanied with a Veterinarian Health Certificate. 


Products

Product Number Product Name Qty./Pk Qty./Cs Brand Price Unit Size
35-010-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Regular, USDA Approved Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $107.10 per each
35-010-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Regular, USDA Approved Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $546.21 per each
35-011-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Regular, USDA Approved Origin (Heat Inactivated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $112.20 per each
35-011-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Regular, USDA approved Origin (Heat Inactivated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $572.22 per each
35-015-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Premium, United States Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $117.30 per each
35-015-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, United States Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Cs     Corning®   $598.23 per each
35-016-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Premium, United States Origin (Heat Inactivated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $120.36 per each
35-016-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, United States Origin (Heat Inactivated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $613.84 per each
35-017-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, United States Origin (Heat Inactivated and Gamma Irradiated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $738.48 per each
35-070-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, United States Origin (Gamma Irradiated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $742.85 per each
35-071-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium United States Origin (Dialyzed)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $953.70 per each
35-072-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Premium, United States Origin (Charcoal Dextran Stripped)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $201.96 per each
35-072-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, United States Origin (Charcoal Dextran Stripped)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $1,030.00 per each
35-073-CI Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 100 mL, Premium, United States Origin (Ultra Low IgG)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $452.58 per each
35-073-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, United States Origin (Ultra Low IgG)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $923.25 per each
35-075-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Premium, United States Origin (Tetracycline Negative)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $192.78 per each
35-075-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, United States Origin (Tetracycline Negative)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $963.90 per each
35-076-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Australian Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $187.27 per each
35-076-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Australian Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $955.09 per each
35-077-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Regular, Canadian Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $110.00 per each
35-077-CI Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 100 mL, Regular, Canadian Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $150.00 per each
35-077-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Regular, Canadian Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $561.00 per each
35-078-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Premium, New Zealand Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Cs     Corning®   $197.80 per each
35-078-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, New Zealand Origin   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $989.00 per each
35-086-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Premium, Australian Origin (Heat Inactivated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $192.27 per each
35-086-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, Australian Origin (Heat Inactivated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $961.36 per each
35-087-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Regular, Canadian Origin (Heat Inactivated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $115.00 per each
35-087-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Regular, Canadian Origin (Heat Inactivated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $586.50 per each
35-088-CF Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 50 mL, Premium, New Zealand Origin (Heat Inactivated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $202.80 per each
35-088-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, New Zealand Origin (Heat Inactivated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $1,014.00 per each
35-096-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, Australian Origin (Gamma Irradiated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $1,006.09 per each
35-098-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, New Zealand Origin (Gamma Irradiated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $1,039.00 per each
35-106-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, Australia Origin (Heat Inactivated & Gamma Irradiated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $1,011.36 per each
35-108-CV Corning® Fetal Bovine Serum, 500 mL, Premium, New Zealand Origin (Heat Inactivated & Gamma Irradiated)   1 / Pk     1 / Ea     Corning®   $1,064.00 per each