FBS Specialty Serum Products

Fetal bovine serum (FBS) for specialized applications

We maintain a large selection of serum products designed for specialty applications and sensitive cell culture, including stem cell research, cancer research, reporter assays, immunoassays, and more.

Specialty serum Description Ideal for researchers studying...*

Charcoal Stripped FBS

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  • Reduced lot-to-lot variability on hormone levels, which helps eliminate some of the influences steroids and other components have on cells
  • Growth assay using vero cells
  • Hormones or hormone receptors (androgens, estrogens, progesterone)
  • Cytotoxic drug response
  • Cellular signaling and reporter assays
  • Tumor cells

Ultra-low lgG FBS

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  • IgG levels are less than 5 μg/mL; BVD antibody titer is low and not detectable
  • Antibodies
  • Viruses and viral response
  • Cell-surface epitopes

Dialyzed FBS

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  • Dialyzed by tangential flow filtration utilizing 10,000 MW cutoff filters
  • Performance tested for cloning and plating efficiency
  • Proteomics
  • Isotope labeling
  • Cellular signaling and reporter assays

ES Cell-Qualified FBS

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  • Specially tested for the ability to sustain undifferentiated ES cells while maintaining karyotype integrity, LIF responsiveness, and pluripotency markers
  • New improved screening with germ line–competent PRX129/X1 mESC line using a predictive assay that measures plating efficiency and pluripotency maintenance
  • High consistency between lots with proven applications in iPSC generation and PSC culture
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
  • Cellular reprogramming
  • Embryonic stem cells (ESCs)
  • Embryonic development

MSC Qualified FBS

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  • Performance-tested using standard 14-day MSC CFU-F assay
  • Each lot is tested against an in-house FBS reference standard using cells from a master cell bank of MSCs from normal bone marrow donors, which helps ensure lot-to-lot consistency
  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Mesenchymal stromal cells
  • Osteogenesis
  • Chondrogenesis and cartilage
  • Collagen and other extracellular matrices (ECM)
  • Adipose tissue and adipogenesis

Exosome-Depleted FBS

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  • ≥90% of exosomes depleted
  • Complex manufacturing process that retains the nutrients your cells need
  • Full quality testing for sterility, mycoplasmas, performance, and endotoxins
  • Exosomes and extracellular vesicles
  • MicroRNA
  • Cell-cell communication
* These results are based on a review of approximately 10,000 publications using query terms based on the six specialty FBS products offered by Thermo Fisher Scientific. These terms were generated by the MeSH (medical subject headings) taxonomy based on the full text of the paper.
For research use or further manufacturing use only. Serum and blood proteins are not for direct administration into humans or animals.