Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is a sterile, light brown-colored liquid separated from the blood of the bovine fetus. All material meets the approval of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is obtained from sources free of BSE, Foot and Mouth Disease, and other reportable diseases pertaining to the species. Mediatech offers two types of FBS: U.S.-Sourced: Our U.S.-sourced Premium Fetal Bovine Serum, with the lowest endotoxin and hemoglobin specifications, is collected from cattle herds only within the United States. Also available heat-inactivated. USDA Approved: The USDA-certified Fetal Bovine Serum, also low in endotoxin and hemoglobin, is derived for USDA-certified facilities outside the United States, primarily Mexico. Mexico is recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to be free of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) and Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD). This is also available heat-inactivated. Donor Calf Serum is a sterile, light brown-colored liquid collected from standing herds of bovine calves located entirely in the United States. Animals are regularly inspected by a licensed veterinarian and certified to be free of diseases pertaining to the species. Donor Horse Serum is a sterile, light brown-colored liquid collected from standing herds of animals located entirely in the United States. Animals are inspected periodically by a licensed veterinarian and diet and worming are strictly controlled and documented to ensure all animals are healthy. Each lot of Donor Horse Serum is extensively tested, and must be negative for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) and Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA). Chemical constituents are measured further to ensure lot-to-lot consistency.
Hemoglobin < 30mg/dL Endotoxin < 20.00 EU/mL Learn More