Compare traditional FBS products to each other and to EquaFETAL.
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Upon request, we will provide:
- Certificates of Analysis (COA)
- Certificates of Origin (COO)
- Certificate of Suitability (EDQM)
- Raw material traceability
Manufactured in the United States.
FBS-USDA Approved Sourcing
|Alternative to FBS, expected to be used interchangeably|
>Performance Evaluated Cell Lines
|Most widely used cell culture growth supplement||Alternative to FBS, effectively used in a wide variety of applications||Alternative to Fetal Bovine Serum, use interchangeability in most applications||Standard cell culture component, most expensive||May be used as an alternative to costlier FBS for certain applications|
|Product Numbers||EF-0500-A (500mL)||F-0500-D (500mL)||FP-0500-A (500mL)||FS-0500-AD (500mL),||F-0500-A (500mL)||N-0500-A (500mL)|
|EF-0050-A (50mL)||F-0050-D (50mL)||FP-0050-A (50mL)||FS-0050-AD (50ml)||F-0050-A (50mL)||N-0050-A (50mL)|
|Supply||Readily Available||Readily Available||Varies||Readily Available||Fluctuates||Varies|
|Triple 0.1um Filtered|
|Composition||100% Bovine Serum||100% FBS||Equafetal + US origin FBS||Equafetal + USDA FBS||100% FBS||100% NBCS|
|Gamma-Glutamyltransferase (GGT) (IU/L)||16.65||4||9.22||13.5||2.88||479-1434|
|IgG by ELISA (µg/mL)||227||194||187||147||124||6000-32,153|
|Total Protein (g/dL)||4.01||3.78||3.83||3.9||3.54||4.0-6.5|
*Collected from Atlas Biologicals finished product data, Newborn values include raw serum samples. USDA approved sourcing from Costa Rica and Mexico, all other products of US origin.
Blood is collected in abattoirs inspected by the competent legally authorized veterinarians of the country of origin from slaughtered healthy animals, deemed fit for human consumption by ante- and/or post-mortem inspection.
US – Origin Serum
Collected from approved facilities within the contiguous United State that have undergone inspection by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
USDA Approved Sourcing
Collected from facilities outside the U.S. from countries that have been approved for importation of meat and meat by-products by the USDA. Countries/Product Eligible for Export to the United States
|Serum Type||Common Abbreviation||Age at collection|
|Fetal (Foetal) Bovine Serum||FBS (FCS)||Fetuses of healthy dams|
|NeoNatal Bovine Serum||Less than 10 days that have not suckled|
|Newborn Calf Serum||NBCS||Less than 20 days|
|Bovine Calf Serum||BCS||20 day to 12 months|
|Donor Calf Serum||DCS||12 months or older|
|Adult Bovine Serum||ABS||>12 months|