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.

Why Specialty FBS is important:

Removes unwanted components

Speeds up your workflow

Reduces background noise

Proven to work with demanding cells

Enables more control in your research

Delivers consistency

Choose the specialty serum products for your applications

Tet-System Approved FBS

Diagram of gene expression controlled by the presence of tetracycline

Description

  • Functionally tested to provide researchers with optimal control over their gene expression systems, thus minimizing challenges that can be posed by this type of reagent.
  • Delivers a quicker workflow, reduced background noise, more control and consistency.

Ideal for researchers studying…

  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer research
  • Drug screening
  • Vaccine development
  • Gene editing

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Charcoal Stripped FBS

Estrogen receptor

Description

  • 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

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Hormones or hormone receptors (androgens, estrogens, progesterone)
  • Cytotoxic drug response
  • Cellular signaling and reporter assays
  • Prostate cancer
  • Cell cycle
  • Tumor cells (breast and bladder)

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* 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.

Ultra-low lgG FBS

virus

Description

  • IgG levels are less than 5 μg/mL; BVD antibody titer is low and not detectable

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Antibodies
  • Viruses and viral response
  • Cell-surface epitopes
  • IgG dependent cell cytotoxicity
  • Ligand-receptor studies

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* 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.

Dialyzed FBS

GFP-expressing cells

Description

  • Dialyzed by tangential flow filtration utilizing 10,000 MW cutoff filters
  • Performance tested for cloning and plating efficiency

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Proteomics like mass spectrometry
  • Mitochondrial function
  • Glucose/amino acid deprivation studies
  • Isotope labeling
  • Cellular signaling and reporter assays

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* 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.

ES Cell-Qualified FBS

Embryonic stem cell

Description

  • 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

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Hormones or hormone receptors (androgens, estrogens, progesterone)
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
  • Cellular reprogramming
  • Embryonic stem cells (ESCs)
  • Embryonic development

Learn more

* 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.

MSC Qualified FBS

Mesenchymal Stem Cell FBS Qualified

Description

  • 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

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Mesenchymal stromal cells
  • Osteogenesis
  • Chondrogenesis and cartilage
  • Collagen and other extracellular matrices (ECM)
  • Adipose tissue and adipogenesis

Learn more

* 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.

Exosome-Depleted FBS

Exosomes

Description

  • ≥90% of exosomes depleted
  • Complex manufacturing process that retains the nutrients your cells need
  • Full quality testing for sterility, mycoplasmas, performance, and endotoxins

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Exosomes and extracellular vesicles
  • MicroRNA
  • Cell-cell communication

Learn more

* 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.

Tet-System Approved FBS

Diagram of gene expression controlled by the presence of tetracycline

Description

  • Functionally tested to provide researchers with optimal control over their gene expression systems, thus minimizing challenges that can be posed by this type of reagent.
  • Delivers a quicker workflow, reduced background noise, more control and consistency.

Ideal for researchers studying…

  • Neuroscience
  • Cancer research
  • Drug screening
  • Vaccine development
  • Gene editing

Learn more

Charcoal Stripped FBS

Estrogen receptor

Description

  • 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

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Hormones or hormone receptors (androgens, estrogens, progesterone)
  • Cytotoxic drug response
  • Cellular signaling and reporter assays
  • Prostate cancer
  • Cell cycle
  • Tumor cells (breast and bladder)

Learn more

* 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.

Ultra-low lgG FBS

virus

Description

  • IgG levels are less than 5 μg/mL; BVD antibody titer is low and not detectable

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Antibodies
  • Viruses and viral response
  • Cell-surface epitopes
  • IgG dependent cell cytotoxicity
  • Ligand-receptor studies

Learn more

* 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.

Dialyzed FBS

GFP-expressing cells

Description

  • Dialyzed by tangential flow filtration utilizing 10,000 MW cutoff filters
  • Performance tested for cloning and plating efficiency

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Proteomics like mass spectrometry
  • Mitochondrial function
  • Glucose/amino acid deprivation studies
  • Isotope labeling
  • Cellular signaling and reporter assays

Learn more

* 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.

ES Cell-Qualified FBS

Embryonic stem cell

Description

  • 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

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Hormones or hormone receptors (androgens, estrogens, progesterone)
  • Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs)
  • Cellular reprogramming
  • Embryonic stem cells (ESCs)
  • Embryonic development

Learn more

* 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.

MSC Qualified FBS

Mesenchymal Stem Cell FBS Qualified

Description

  • 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

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Mesenchymal stromal cells
  • Osteogenesis
  • Chondrogenesis and cartilage
  • Collagen and other extracellular matrices (ECM)
  • Adipose tissue and adipogenesis

Learn more

* 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.

Exosome-Depleted FBS

Exosomes

Description

  • ≥90% of exosomes depleted
  • Complex manufacturing process that retains the nutrients your cells need
  • Full quality testing for sterility, mycoplasmas, performance, and endotoxins

Ideal for researchers studying...*

  • Exosomes and extracellular vesicles
  • MicroRNA
  • Cell-cell communication

Learn more

* 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.