Gibco Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS)

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.

Value FBS

Sera for standard research applications

  • Up to 50 quality tests including 9CFR virus testing, endotoxin, performance
  • Triple 0.1 micron filtration*

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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

Specialty FBS

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

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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.

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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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What makes us recommended most by scientists worldwide

Gibco Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) Products

Featured resources and product help

Download the Gibco sera guide booklet

Learn more about how we've become a world leader for sera, media, and reagents.

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Understand the basics of FBS

Discover the important factors to consider in FBS selection, and learn how scientists are utilizing the benefits of FBS in their research.

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Contact an FBS representative

We have dedicated regional sales representatives to assist you in all things FBS. Connect directly with a FBS representative today!

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iMatch sera lot matching tool

Serum can vary, so decrease variability in your cell culture with the iMatch Sera Lot Matching Tool. 

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FBS sample request

Learn why Gibco FBS is the most cited sera in global scientific journals. Reserve a sample of FBS today and discover the benefits of FBS. 

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For research use or further manufacturing use only. Serum and blood proteins are not for direct administration into humans or animals.