Animal serum and/or the protein products derived from sera are essential supplements required for the growth of most cells in vitro. We offer a variety of processed and treated animal serum, including porcine, bovine, rabbit, fetal calf, equine serum, and other animal sera to meet the total protein or specific analyte concentrations required by each of our customers. Tico Europe supplies a broad range of animal sera and human sera to meet the requirements of all cell types. Specializing in cell culture sera, both bovine and non-bovine.
FBS (Fetal Bovine Serum)
Serum is often used as supplement to basal growth medium in cell culture. It provides proteins, low molecular weight nutrients, insoluble components and other compounds necessary for in vitro growth of cells. It also neutralizes or binds toxic components and has a buffering capacity. The most common type of serum is Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) which has a high nutritional content. Our FBS is obtained from fetuses free of BSE, Foot and Mouth Disease, and other reportable diseases. Tico Europe offers serum from USDA, Australia (AUS), New Zealand (NZ), South America (SA) and Europe (EUR).
All our raw materials and final products are tested for the presence of:
- BVD virus antibodies
- BVD virus antigens
- Bovine Leucosis virus antibodies
- IBR virus antibodies