Newborn Calf Serum, Heat Inactivated


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Atlanta Biologicals brand Newborn Calf Serum (NBC, NBCS) provides many of the same nutrients as Fetal Bovine Serum, but has slightly higher protein levels. For routine maintenance of select cell lines and where low antibody concentrations are not critical, Newborn Calf Serum is often used as a lower-priced alternative to FBS.

Newborn Calf Serum, Heat Inactivated is treated by heat inactivation where serum is exposed to a temperature of 56°C for 30 minutes under controlled conditions.

Catalog #: S112H
SizePriceCatalog #Quantity
50 ml$29.99S11295H
100 ml$35.98S11210H
500 ml$84.95S11250H

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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.

Newborn Bovine Calf Serum is collected from healthy, inspected bovine calves that are less than 20 days of age and manufactured under stringent collection and processing standards.



  • 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