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*

Premium FBS

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


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