Iron-Supplemented Calf Serum
Atlanta Biologicals brand Iron-Supplemented Calf Serum contains up to four times as much available iron and transferrin as Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS). It can produce growth curves comparable to that of FBS in many cell culture systems.
Iron-Supplemented Calf Serum is also available heat inactivated. The most common objective of heat inactivation is to destroy heat-labile components such as complement that may have an adverse effect on the performance of some cell cultures or in some immunological assays. The inactivation process involves raising the temperature to 56°C for 30 minutes under controlled conditions.