High Quality and Consistent Animal Sera for Optimal Cell Culture
Animal sera, whether from bovine, human or other animal source, provides all essential nutrients such as proteins, attachment factors, growth factors, amino acids, trace elements, vitamins, lipids and hormones for healthy cell culture growth. It plays an essential role in regulating cell osmotic pressure and membrane permeability, serving as a carrier for enzymes, micronutrients, lipids and trace elements into the cell. Animal sera has been widely used as a nutrient boost for most cell culture applications in the life sciences.
To meet and exceed quality control standards for high performance in cell culture, all sera are tested by independent third-party laboratories for the presence of endotoxins, mycoplasma, bacteria, fungi and viruses. Additional testing is performed for total protein concentration (including hemoglobin content) and cell growth. A certificate of analysis for each lot is available upon request. Our animal sera ensure:
- High performance for broad cell types
- Low endotoxin levels
- Free of mycoplasma contamination
- Free of disease from animal sources
- Minimized lot-to-lot variability
- Country of origin and traceability
Fetal Bovine Serum
Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is one of the most highly implemented serum supplements for in vitro cell culture. This is due to its complex array of protein components, the presence of optimal cell growth factors, low endotoxin levels and low hemoglobin concentration, all of which are required by cells to sustain, grow and divide. FBS offers excellent value for basic cell culture applications, specialty research and bioprocessing. Our quality assurance standards ensure reliable and consistent delivery of high quality FBS from raw material to final product. Heat inactivated CELLect™ FBS Gold is the industry standard for FBS supplements.
Sera from Other Animals
Although fetal bovine serum is the most commonly used sera for cell culture, several other animal sera alternatives can be selected based on cell origin, cross-reactivity, performance requirements and costs, including human serum, newborn calf serum, horse serum, goat serum, rabbit serum, porcine serum and chicken serum. A wide spectrum of animal sera are available to meet your cell culture needs for both research and bioprocessing applications.
Minimum Essential Medium Eagle (Modified) (1X Solution) Without L-Glutamine
MEM, originally prepared by Harry Eagle, is one of the most popular cell culture media. Upon his attempts to cultivate normal mammalian fibroblasts and certain HeLa cell subtypes, it was revealed that the nutritional needs of these cell types could not be met by BME. Further studies led to the development of MEM incorporating specific modifications such as higher amino acid concentrations for the cultivation of fastidious cells. MP's MEM may be used to support the growth of cells in monolayers, in suspension and wide variety of other cell types with proper supplementation. MP offers MEM with either Earle's or Hanks' salts.
Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium (DMEM) (1X Solution) With 20 mM HEPES, Without L-Glutamine Or Sodium Bicarbonate
Also known as DME, Dulbecco's Modified Eagle's Medium is the most widely used modification of Eagle's Basal Medium (BME). DMEM contains four times greater concentration of amino acids, vitamins and supplementary components. The original formulation calls for 1000 mg/L of glucose, which was first employed to support the polyoma virus in primary and secondary embryonic mouse cultures. For optimal culturing of other cell types, a modification of 4500 mg/L glucose is available from MP.
RPMI 1640 (1X Solution) With L-Glutamine With Sodium Bicarbonate
RPMI 1640 Medium was originally developed by Moore and his colleagues at Roswell Park Memorial Institute (RPMI). It was based on the RPMI 1630 line of media which utilized a bicarbonate buffering system and alterations in the amounts of amino acids and vitamins. A Dutch Modification of RPMI 1640 is also available through MP. The Dutch Modification contains 6400 mg/L sodium chloride instead of 6000 mg/L, 1000 mg/L sodium bicarbonate instead of 2000 mg/L, and 20 mM HEPES.
Phosphate Buffered Saline (PBS) (1X Solution) Dulbecco's Formula Without Calcium, Magnesium
Phosphate Buffered Salts, Dulbecco's Formula (DPBS) is a balanced salt solution (BSS) used for the handling and culturing of mammalian cells. DPBS is used to irrigate, wash, and dilute mammalian cells. Phosphate buffering maintains the pH in the physiological range. Calcium and magnesium facilitate cell binding and clumping. DPBS without these ions can be used to wash and rinse suspended cells.
CELLect Fetal Bovine Serum, Silver, Mexico Origin
CELLect™ Silver is collected from a U.S.D.A. regulated and monitored abbatoir by technicians who work "on-site" where the fetal blood is aseptically collected via cardiac puncture. This raw material is transported to the production facility where it undergoes sterilization via filtration with multiple 0.1 micron filters. The care and diligence taken in handling the fetal serum minimizes cell lysis and other detrimental factors thereby reducing possible lysozyme and hemoglobin contamination. This translates into increased performance in the final product. It is supplied sterile, with no detectable mycoplasma or viral infection.
CELLect Fetal Bovine Serum, Gold, Us Origin
CELLect™ Gold is collected from a U.S.D.A. regulated and monitored abattoir by technicians who work "on-site" where the fetal blood is aseptically collected via cardiac puncture. This raw material is transported to the production facility where it undergoes sterilization via filtration through multiple 0.1 micron filters. The care and diligence taken in handling the fetal serum minimizes cell lysis and other detrimental factors thereby reducing possible lysozyme and hemoglobin contamination. This translates into increased performance in the final product. It is superior for hybridoma cloning. It is supplied sterile, with no detectable mycoplasma or viral infection. Serum is an extremely complex mixture of many small and large biomolecules with different, physiologically balanced growth-promoting and growth inhibiting activities.
CELLect Fetal Bovine Serum, Gold, Heat Inactivated
Fetal bovine serum has been the most widely used growth supplement for cell culture media because of its high content of embryonic growth-promoting factors. When used at appropriate concentrations, it supplies many defined and undefined components that have been shown to satisfy specific metabolic requirements for the culture of cells in vitro.