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You Searched For: Sera (Serum)

Sera, whether bovine, human or from other sources, provides mammalian cells with the vital growth factors, lipids and more required for their growth in culture.  The type of sera required is determined by both the cells being used and the media those cells require.  Serum is a traditional supplement used in cell culture.  Serum provides critical nutrients and growth factors needed by the cells for optimal growth.  Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is the most common serum used for this purpose; however, there are other serum types used in the culture of cells.  Serum alternatives are also available to support cell growth if applicable for the cell type.  VWR offers a wide variety of sera to meet the needs of cell culturists.  Please select from the attributes below to find the sera options best suited to your application needs.

Sera, whether bovine, human or from other sources, provides mammalian cells with the vital growth factors, lipids and more required for their growth in culture. The type of sera required is determined by both the cells being used and the media those cells require. Serum is a traditional supplement used in cell culture. Serum provides critical nutrients and growth factors needed by the cells for optimal growth. Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) is the most common serum used for this purpose; however, there are other serum types used in the culture of cells. Serum alternatives are also available to support cell growth if applicable for the cell type. VWR offers a wide variety of sera to meet the needs of cell culturists. Please select from the attributes below to find the sera options best suited to your application needs.


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Supplier: MP Biomedicals
Description: Product is guinea pig serum, rapidly processed to preserve complement activity.

Supplier: MP Biomedicals
Description: Serum, Goat is suitable replacement for FBS on most cell lines and primary cultures for Biomedical Research - virus isolation and identification, viro...
Supplier: Immunoreagents
Description: ImmunoReagents’ normal pig serum is used as a blocking agent or as a control for immunoassays

Supplier: Immunoreagents
Description: ImmunoReagents’ normal mouse serum is used as a blocking agent or as a control for immunoassays

Supplier: Corning
Description: FBS is a commonly used cell culture media supplement which helps sustain cell growth and satisfy metabolic requirements.
Catalog Number: (IC092938249)
Supplier: MP Biomedicals
Description: Human Type AB Serum is used as a growth supplement for cell culture media and in other research applications.


Catalog Number: (IC092930149)
Supplier: MP Biomedicals
Description: Human Type AB Serum is used as a growth supplement for cell culture media and in other research applications.


Catalog Number: (97065-306)
Supplier: Corning
Description: Low IgG FBS is used in IgG Antibody production, in the propagation of organisms that are normally hindered by the presence of IgGs, or any project in ...

Catalog Number: (76045-148)
Supplier: MP Biomedicals
Description: Fetal bovine serum has been the most widely used growth supplement for cell culture media because of its high content of embryonic growth-promoting fa...

Supplier: MP Biomedicals
Description: Goat Serum is used as a supplement to cell culture media.

Catalog Number: (97065-310)
Supplier: Corning
Description: Fetal Bovine Serum often contains the antibiotic tetracycline (tet) and researchers using very sensitive tet-inducible gene expression systems encount...

Catalog Number: (89414-566)
Supplier: Corning
Description: FBS is a commonly used cell culture media supplement which helps sustain cell growth and satisfy metabolic requirements.

Catalog Number: (97065-300)
Supplier: Corning
Description: Gamma irradiated FBS is sterile fetal bovine serum which is commonly used in vaccine and virus production.

Catalog Number: (97065-304)
Supplier: Corning
Description: Charcoal-filtered (or “charcoal-stripped”) FBS is often used in immunoassays and hormone studies

Supplier: MP Biomedicals
Description: Goat serum is a suitable alternative to fetal bovine serum in a wide range of cell culture applications such as the isolation and identification of vi...

Catalog Number: (IC092930949)
Supplier: MP Biomedicals
Description: Human pooled serum is used as a media component to neutralize cell free virus. It's used as a reagent in liposome binding assay and in preparation of ...


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