As a laboratory manager, I’ve dealt with many sales representatives and tested FBS lots for years. I’ve only recently tested our first lot of EquaFetal from Atlas Biologicals, but I am pleasantly surprised by both the performance of the product and the quality of customer service. EquaFetal is the first FBS-equivalent product we’ve experienced that has stood up to testing against fetal bovine serum from multiple companies and multiple origins (including US and USDA-approved). It performs well in basic mammalian cell culture, lentiviral production, and even mouse ESC culture. It’s a clear winner of a product, providing modern levels of quality with prices the serum market hasn’t seen in half a decade. And I must say, it was refreshing to not have daily update requests during the testing period, which has always been the bane of lot testing with huge corporations in the past. Thanks for a pleasant experience and quality product, Atlas!
The Scripps Research Institute
After testing EquaFETAL on both Human Foreskin Fibroblasts and Human Adipose Stem Cells, it was noticeable that our cell lines performed even better with EquaFETAL compared to our current FBS from another company. The customer service and product pricing can’t be beat.
Highly recommended! I have compared serum from major suppliers and found Atlas to be high quality and very reproducible. Prices are competitive and customer service is very friendly, hepful and the best attribute.
Excellent Products and Customer Service. Our lab has been working with Atlas for over 15 years. Consistent product between lots, and if there is an issue concerning their product, they will work endlessly with you to figure it out. We recommend Atlas to all types of labs for fetal bovine needs- both academic and private. All companies should be run like Altas.
My lab has been working with Atlas for over 5 years. We are very happy with their products and their excellent costumer service. If there are any concerns or issues with their products they will work tirelessly until the issue is resolved and will make sure that you as the costumer are happy with the result.
Atlas Biologicals Fetal Plus® continues to meet all expectations in my research. I switched to Atlas over 15 years ago. They discuss and educated me on quality, technical terms and orgins ofserum and how to compare to other suppliers. It was obvious they offer the best product at the BEST price!
I can not say enough good things of the EquaFETAL! I am thrilled that you called and convinced us to try it. Not only have we had a huge price savings, but also we have had one of our bioreactors going since August with no bad results. Our quants have also demonstrated good to excellent results. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
We recently tested EquaFETAL serum which showed comparable results in the cell lines we have tested including Rat2 fibroblasts, C2C12 myoblasts, Muller cells, HEPG2 and HEK293 cells. The pricing from Atlas is an excellent value and the service is efficient, prompt and friendly.
Being a customer of Atlas for almost 20 years, I have always relied on the high quality serum you have supplied to the lab. We tried the EquaFETAL product and have found absolutely no differences in the growth and viability of any of our cell lines and more importantly, the product worked well in both adult and embryonic primary neurons that we prepare. EquaFETAL also replaced FBS in our myelinating co-cultures with no problems. Given that we have seen no major problems coupled with the price differential between EquaFETAL and FBS, I’m a convert. Thanks for the suggestion to try this product and save some money.
Quality FBS, absolute professionals and realistic pricing; what every other company should strive to be. Their representitives understands the requirements that each line needs, and recommends the right FBS for your work. Their quality control is impressive, Lot to lot variations are non-detectable. Atlas is truly concerned about your work, and will call to find out how their FBS is working for you. If you have concerns, they work tirelessly with you. Tell your colleagues, give ATLAS a try. You will not be disappointed.
We have tested the EquaFETAL along side standard FBS (Atlas and Atlanta) for an array of applications utilized by our group. First off we tested the standard growth and maintenance of in vitro cell lines. Cell lines tested include 293T, Vero and BHK. All cell lines propagated just fine in the EquaFETAL. We also tested the EquaFETAL for in vitro assay on primary murine T cell cultures, either for peptide-specific stimulations (5hr culture enumerating IFNg induction) or in 3-day CD3/28 stimulation enumerating proliferation by CFSE dilution. In neither case did we see any spontaneous cytokine induction or proliferation in response to unstimulated cells cultured in EquaFETAL-containing medium. Finally we tested the capacity of in vitro cell lines cultured in EquaFETAL medium to propagate and titer LCMV (BHK & Vero cells). Both the propagation and titer assays worked like a charm in the EquaFETAL. Overall our experience has been that EqualFetal is comparable to standard FBS and have already order a bulk stock for the future.
Recently, our lab switched to EquaFETAL from regular FBS. After side by side testing in murine primary neuron, astrocyte and microglia cultures, we determined EquaFETAL performed just as well as, if not better, than FBS. Considering the cost savings and performance, we are very pleased.
Atlas Biologicals is one of the best companies I have ever had the privilege of purchasing materials from.
Every aspect of the company is amazing.
Their products are consistent from lot to lot and outperform many competitors products.
The customer support is a true support system and not just a line item on their website.
They are very knowledgable and are able to get you the best product for your application.
They are super friendly which makes me believe that there are people out there willing to build a relationship with you verses just a sale.
We have been purchasing products from Atlas for over 7 years.
The products work great and we have always received the best pricing on large bulk orders.
The entire Team at Atlas is on point.
From working to identify a product, to pricing out a bulk order, to receiving all the documentation, to receiving the actual product very fast, and best yet is the follow up after receiving the product.
It is so great to know that when you it is time to call Atlas to place an order, you smile cause you know the entire process is going to be a pleasant one.
On several occasions I have contacted Atlas in dire need and they have each and every time gone out of their way to help our Biotech company out where I can say they have saved the day many times.
One might read this and think not possible. But when you have been ordering as long as we have from Atlas Biologicals and every experience has been honestly so successful in every aspect, it is super easy to write a testimonial where you have no problem telling just how great Atlas Biologicals is as a company.
Santa Cruz Biotechnology
Friendly yet professional service coupled with superior products (EquaFETAL) equals a winning combination.
My laboratory has been using Atlas fetal bovine serum for many years. Atlas Biologicals is superior in product knowledge, customer service and they are a pleasure to work with. We compared EquaFETAL to Fetalplus on SW872 liposarcoma, native and transfected, and Caco2 adenocarcinoma cells. We found no difference between the two sera in these cell types. Since EquaFETAL is less expensive than Fetalplus, it passes our cost analysis and competitive pricing structure. Thank you!
I tested the EquaFETAL on HEK cells and mouse T cells. The product worked just as well as the FBS. I tested the product by culturing the T cells in RPMI with FBS compared to EquaFETAL and checked the viability by flow cytometry.
Atlas is a great company to work with in regards to special orders that meet my need. It is a pleasure doing business with them since they opened their doors. Shipping is fast and service is exceptional.
My group has been using FBS from Atlas Biologicals for 11+ years; the customer service has been superb along with always received the best quality serum for a very good price. We have recently tested their new product, EquaFETAL, on the cell lines we routinely use. We monitored the following cell lines for growth and viability when maintained in medium containing EquaFETAL: 293T (human embryonic kidney), HeLa (human cervical cancer), NIH-3T3 (mouse fibroblasts), NSC-34 (mouse motor neuron/neuroblastoma hybrid) and primary human fibroblasts. EquaFETAL works just as well as standard FBS on the entire cell lines tested. We plan to continue using EquaFETAL instead of FBS.
I was a first time customer and had a great experience with Atlas. Customer service was great. Low pressure sales, unlike the competitor, which I very much appreciated. EquaFETAL was superior to our current FBS supporting bone cell differentiation from stromal cell progenitors. And did I mention the price was fantastic? I have already placed my order and will do business with Atlas again in the future.
We have tested and compared EquaFETAL against various fetal bovine sera and found no differences while growing the murine macrophage cell line RAW264.7. Given the dramatic cost savings, we chose to use EquaFETAL.
We prefer a 100% USA origin, microbe tested, and traceable FBS for optimal cell line culture conditions with minimal risk of contamination. We have been using EquaFETAL serum from Atlas Biologicals for over 10 years for cell banking and stem cell cultures. Atlas has personalized customer service and they will work with us to assure lot number consistency and quality. Great product and great service!
My lab has been using serum from Atlas for about 3 years and we’ve had nothing but positive experiences with their products and it’s been a pleasure to work with their customer service. Recently we tested a new product, EquaFETAL, and it worked great in all the cells we tested; CEMx174, Vero cells, B-LCL from rhesus macaques and primary T cell cultures from macaques (and it’s affordable). Highly recommended.
I have enjoyed working with Atlas Biologicals for over 10 years. They have always provided great products at reasonable prices as well as superb and personalized customer service. Our lab requires 100% U.S. origin fetal bovine serum that will work on a wide variety of cell lines and which is reasonably priced. Recently we compared the Atlas EquaFETAL and Fetal+ in AFT024 and HL-60 cell lines. All cultures doubled within 24 hours and maintained over 97% viability. Both products meet all of our needs and are very competitively priced. We will definitely be switching to EquaFETAL. Thanks for taking great care of your customers Atlas!
I have been using FBS from Atlas for the past 5 years and will continue to use Atlas since we have had great success in cell culture, virus propagation, and antiviral efficacy assays. The product is great, and the personal service makes it even better. The Atlas team is responsive, and helpful. I would not go anywhere but Atlas Biologicals for FBS!
EquaFETAL serum worked great for expanding adipose derived stem cells. Atlas provides excellent customer service, support and provides high performance serum every time. A fantastic experience working with Atlas Biologicals.
For over a decade the Viral Vector Core has been using Atlas FBS and tested it against many of the leading FBS suppliers. We have repeatedly found Atlas FBS to be of higher quality and produce better tissue culture cells leading to higher yields in our virus preparations. More recently we have tested the Atlas EquaFETAL FBS. Our cells grow very well and we recover more vector particles from the lots we tested. We will be using this product for at least the next few years. Atlas has always been ready to help when we needed their assistance. We will continue to use FBS from Atlas for many years to come.
As a post doc through starting my own lab, I have been using Atlas Biologicals serum for over 15 years. Their serum is fully documented, preforms consistently well on a wide variety of cell types, packaged carefully and topped off with unparalleled customer support.
We have been purchasing serum from Atlas Biologicals for more than 5 years and have always found the quality to be excellent. We are currently using the EquaFETAL bovine serum and every cell type we have grown in its presence has thrived! In fact, when we compared the EquaFETAL bovine serum to FBS, the cells grown with the EquaFETAL were much healthier. We typically culture human primary disc and bio-membrane cells, but in addition, are currently growing osteoblast (hFOB) and nerve-like (F11) cells lines. All have grown exceptionally well with the EquaFETAL serum. As long as we can obtain serum from Atlas, we will never use FBS from another company again. I highly recommend EquaFETAL serum for any lab conducting tissue/cell culture, as well as, the Atlas Biologicals as a whole.
Our lab has been buying FBS from Atlas Biologicals for years. The service is always excellent and personal. The serum always arrives when promised and is of excellent quality at a good price. We definitely count on Atlas and they always deliver.
We have been using EquaFETAL from Atlas for our primary cultures for years. The lot-to-lot serum quality is exceptional. Atlas know’s their customers and are very helpful in suggesting cost efficient purchases.
We recently needed to test FBS for growth of murine primary bone marrow stem cells and macrophages. We need a serum to work for both growth of osteoblasts and osteoclasts and Fetal Reserve met our expectations. Atlas is extremely helpful selecting lots along with their support. The added bonus was the pricing, significantly lower than any other supplier.
We have been with Atlas for 6 years. Their customer service is perfect and the quality of their serum is top notch. We recently switched to the EquaFETAL serum from Fetalplus and have seen no changes with a wide variety of cell types. The price of EquaFETAL is very attractive and we will be purchasing it for years to come.
When my lab started tested an aliquot of EquaFETAL, we were hopeful because the price was so consistent and it was cheaper than buying FBS. It absolutely delivered! We primarily culture 293T cells, a number of 293 derivative cell lines, and HeLa cells and EquaFETAL has worked just as well as FBS for all of our cell lines, including those especially finicky about serum. Since there was no difference compared to FBS and the price is better, we’re switching to EquaFETAL. Thanks for recommending EquaFETAL for our lab!
I have used Atlas Biologicals for the past 8 years. Our laboratory has a large bank of canine (and other species) cell lines that are intrgral to our research. I highly recommend Atlas.