Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS)
Gibco FBS—committed to quality and innovation since 1962
Through our unwavering commitment to quality, we continue to provide scientists with the consistent reliability, service, value, and innovation that have made Gibco products a global market leader for over 50 years.
Gibco fetal bovine serum products
Choose the right fetal bovine serum for your specific cell culture needs—from basic research to specialty assays. Whether you need fetal bovine serum with the least viral risk, the lowest endotoxin levels, or sera qualified for specialty applications and assays, Gibco products offer superior value.
Sera for standard research applications
- Up to 50 quality tests including 9CFR virus testing, endotoxin, performance
- Triple 0.1 micron filtration*
Sera with the least risk of BSE and lower viral risk
- Meets USP/EP guidelines
- Up to 90 quality tests including EMA virus testing; USP/EP mycoplasma, endotoxin, performance; biochemical/hormonal profiling; Oritain fingerprinting
- Triple 0.1 micron filtration
Sera qualified for specialty research
- Specific assays, including stem cell research, immunoassays, antibodies, and others
Gibco FBS cross-reference tool
The Gibco Fetal Bovine Serum cross reference tool can be used to find a direct replacement for other serum suppliers.
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Other animal sera
Although Fetal Bovine Serum is the most commonly used serum product, many other products are sold as a lower-cost alternative. These products include bovine serum, horse serum, newborn calf serum, goat serum, rabbit serum, porcine serum and chicken serum.
Save space in your freezer with FBS recurring orders
Recurring orders help take the worry out of reordering your favorite Fetal Bovine Serum products on time. You can add FBS products you want to automatically reorder, tell us when you want them delivered, and we'll set up the orders for you. Your freezer will thank you!
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iMatch sera lot matching tool
Serum can vary, so decrease variablity in your cell culture with the iMatch Sera Lot Matching Tool.
FBS product updates
For research use or further manufacturing use only. Serum and blood proteins are not for direct administration into humans or animals.