Cell Culture Sera

Cells in culture commonly depend on serum for successful propagation and maintenance. Serum is a complex organic solution containing proteins, polypeptides, growth factors, amino acids, nucleosides, lipids, carbohydrates, hormones, vitamins, and other components. It serves as a nutrient for cell growth, but also promotes other cell functions such as attachment and gene expression.

Sera of bovine origin, predominately Fetal Bovine Sera (FBS), are the most widely utilized serum supplements to culture adherent and suspension cells. Other animal sera may also be used for in vitro growth of certain cells and for select applications, whereas human sera are frequently used in conjunction with a number of human cell lines.

Atlanta Biologicals manufactures and supplies a wide range of animal and human cell culture sera to meet the requirements of even the most demanding cell types. Specializing in Fetal Bovine Serum (also known as Fetal Calf Serum), Atlanta Biologicals offers one of the most extensive FBS product lines within the industry. All sera are also available heat inactivated.