Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), Gamma Irradiated, Collected in South America

Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), Gamma Irradiated, Collected in South America

Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is the most frequently used growth supplement for cell culture media. FBS Gamma irradiated is suitable for biopharmaceutical processes like virus and vaccine production.

Cat-No: FBS-GI-12B
Volume: 100 ml
Storage: ≤-15°C
Sterility: Sterile-filtered


Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), Gamma Irradiated is used for biopharmaceutical processes like virus and vaccine production. The irradiation process is done in a gentle manner, less likely to affect the final serum quality.

Capricorn Scientific has established process parameters and controls for maximum inactivation of contaminants by an innovative gamma irradiation process in small-sized boxes at 25 – 35 kGy. When FBS bottles are arranged in a pallet during gamma irradiation, high irradiation doses (58 kGy) are necessary to irradiate the centrally located bottles with the required dose (>30 kGy). This and the associated higher temperatures may affect the serum quality. If the irradiation is performed in single boxes, the maximum dose of irradiation does not exceed 38.7 kGy. Gentle irradiation – as used by Capricorn Scientific – is less likely to disrupt the quality and composition of your serum.

Fetal bovine serum (FBS) or fetal calf serum (FCS) is widely used in eukaryotic cell culture, typically as a supplement for growth media. Fetal bovine serum contains nutritional and embryonic growth promoting factors that are essential for a successful cell culture. Further, fetal bovine serum contains various small molecules, such as, e.g., amino acids, lipids, sugars, and hormones.

Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is the blood component obtained after coagulation and removal of cellular components. Its unique and comprehensive mix makes FBS one of the most important supplements for supporting cell growth and proliferation for in vitro cell culture.

Our fetal bovine serum for cell culture supports most cell lines and undergoes strict quality controls. This product is collected in South America.


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