Iron-Supplemented Calf Serum


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Atlanta Biologicals brand Iron-Supplemented Calf Serum (ISCS) is supplemented with ferric salt, enabling this serum to bind from three to four times the iron of Fetal Bovine Serum. Proliferating cells require iron for bioenergetics and oxidation-reduction catalysis, including activation of oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen.
Iron-Supplemented Calf Serum manufactured by Atlanta Biologicals supports long-term growth of many cell types such as fibroblast-like, epithelial-like and lymphoid cell populations. Propagation results with many cell types are similar to those seen with Fetal Bovine Serum.

Catalog #: S119
SizePriceCatalog #Quantity
50 ml$19.30S11995
100 ml$27.00S11910
500 ml$77.20S11950

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Cells in culture require a source of nutrition, typically provided by cell culture media. The majority of these media require the addition of animal serum for cells to obtain the proper nutrients to grow adequately. Serum is an important source of proteins, lipids, vitamins, amino acids, salts, minerals, attachment factors, growth factors, hormones, and other components essential for cell growth.

Iron-Supplemented Calf Serum (ISCS) is produced from serum of 2 weeks to 12 months old formula fed calves and is supplemented with iron. Formula fed calf serum has exceptionally high levels of transferrin, and therefore the capacity to bind higher levels of iron. After supplementation with a ferric salt, 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.


  • Form: Liquid
  • Product Size: 500ml, 100 ml, 50ml
  • Processing: 0.2μm filtered
  • Sterility Testing: Pass
  • Quality and Performance Testing: Pass
  • Suitability: Laboratory research applications
  • Shipping conditions: On dry ice
  • Storage conditions: -5 to -20°C, protected from light