Fetal Bovine Serum products derived from fetuses of healthy, bovine dams that have been deemed fit for human consumption through ante-and post-mortem veterinary inspection. Manufactured utilizing current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Triple 0.1 micron filtered.
Fetal Bovine Serum from each facility is processed separately, reducing lot-to-lot variability. Each lot of bovine serum goes through rigorous testing using current USP, 9 CFR 113 and/or EP methods. Traceability of serum is maintained from the facility of origin to the final container.
Also consider BioEquivalents to fetal bovine serum. What is a BioEquivalent? A serum without additives or supplements, where the finished product specifications are essentially the same chemical profile as FBS and is expected to behave similarly.
Fetal Bovine Serum products related terms definitions:
- Serum – The clear yellowish fluid obtained upon separating clotted blood that is depleted of cells, fibrin and clotting factors.
- Adult Bovine Serum – Serum derived from blood of healthy, slaughtered cattle 12 months or age or older.
- Certificate of Suitability – The role of the Certificate of Suitability is to ensure that bovine serum products meet the requirements to satisfy relevant monograph of the European Pharmacopoeia for medicinal products for human or veterinary use.
- Donor Bovine Serum – Serum derived from adult bovines of controlled hears whose health status is confirmed by regular inspection by competent, legally authorized veterinarians.
- Good Manufacturing Practices – Requirements related to the methods used in, and the facilities and controls used for, designing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, storing, installing and servicing of medical devices.
- Lot or Batch – One or more components or finished devices that consist of a single type, model class, size composition that are manufactured under essentially the same conditions and that are intended to have uniform characteristic and quality within specified limits.