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Fetal Bovine Serum for Stem Cell Culture

Fetal bovine serum (FBS) is one of the most widely used serum-supplements for in vitro cell culture. FBS contains a complex array of protein components, excellent cell growth factors, low endotoxin levels, and low hemoglobin concentrations, all of which are required by many cells to survive, grow, and divide. FBS from MP Bio offers excellent value for stem cell culture. With our quality assurance system from raw material to final product, we ensure reliable and consistent delivery of high quality FBS to our customers.

  • Tested on cell growth performance
  • Low endotoxin levels
  • Free of mycoplasma contamination
  • Specific virus testing (BVD, IBR,PI3)
  • Sterilization by triple 0.1-micron filtration
  • Country origin and traceability
SKU Product Name
0929168 CELLectTM FBS, GOLD, Heat Inactivated, US Origin
0929167 CELLectTM FBS, GOLD, US Origin
0929176 CellmaxxTM Fetal Bovine Serum, New Zealand Origin

FastGroTM, Fully Chemically Defined FBS Replacement for Stem Cell Culture

Due to its undefined nature, FBS can lead to unexpected differentiation of stem cells and biorisk of animal protein or pathogen contamination in FBS, such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). To avoid these concerns, we offer FastGroTM, a fully chemically defined FBS replacement for stem cell culture use. It allows culturing a wide range of cells in vitro without the use of serum or any animal or human derived compound. Our FastGroTM ensures in cell culture:

  • Chemically defined nature without lot-to-lot variations
  • No animal or human derived materials or compounds
  • No interference with hormones or growth factors
  • Elimination of the risk of contaminants – viruses, mycoplasma, prions, etc.
  • Storage in the refrigerator, and no need for thawing before use
SKU Product Name
0926400 FastGro, Animal Free, Chemically Defined FBS Replacement

Attachment factors for successful stem cell culture

Attachment factors are critical for many adherent cell types in cell culture, including stem cells, and particularly when grown in serum-free culture. To facilitate cell adhesion, migration, growth, morphology, and differentiation, MP Bio offers a selection of attachment and matrix factors, such as collagen type I, fibronectin, and laminin.

SKU Product Name
021500268 Collagen Type I from calf skin
0219349220 Collagen Solution, 0.3%, 20 mL
0215112601 Fibronectin, human, >95%
0855913 Fibronectin, human, purified
0215002701 Laminin
02152690 Poly-L-lysine hydrochloride
02152689 Poly-L-Lysine hydrobromide
02150175 Poly-D-Lysine hydrobromide, MW 70,000-150,000
02102694 Poly-D-Lysine hydrobromide, MW 4,000-15,000

Chemically Defined Basal Media for Consistent Stem Cell Culture Results

Successful growth of stem cells requires high quality and reliable basal media, which contain amino acids, vitamins, inorganic salts, and a carbon source such as glucose. MP Biomedicals offers a complete range of products designed to support optimal stem cell growth, ensuring reproducible and consistent results.

Chemically defined powdered and liquid media are manufactured with minimal risk of contamination in an environmentally controlled facility. Chemicals used in production meet the highest quality and purity standards. The result is high cell yield and a homogeneous cell population for research and manufacturing applications.

  • Chemically defined essential components
  • Lot-to-lot consistency
  • Extremely low endotoxin levels
  • Free of mycoplasma contamination
  • Animal-component free
  • Liquid and powder formats
SKU Product Name
091233254 DMEM (1X), without L-glutamine
091233354 DMEM (1X), with 4.5 g/L dextrose, with L-glutamine
091642149 DMEM (1X), with 4.5 g/L dextrose, without L-glutamine and L-leucine and sodium pyruvate
091642954 DMEM (1X), with 4.5 g/L glucose, without L-glutamine and inositol
0912334 DMEM (1X) with 20 mM HEPES, without L-glutamine or sodium bicarbonate
09103312 DMEM, with L-glutamine, with 4.5 g/L glucose, without sodium bicarbonate, powder
091210254 MEM (1X), without L-glutamine
091641454 MEM (1X), Earle's Salts and 2.0 g/L sodium bicarbonate, without L-glutamine, L-cysteine, L-cystine, and L-methionine
091601149 MEM, Amino Acids (50X) solution
09101012 MEM, Earle's Salts and L-glutamine, without sodium bicarbonate, powder
091646454 RPMI (1X), without L-glutamine, L-cysteine, L-cystine, and L-methionine
091646854 RPMI 1640 with 2 g/L sodium bicarbonate, without L-glutamine and glucose, powder
091260254 RPMI 1640 (1X), without glutamine
0912603 RPMI 1640 (1X), with L-glutamine and sodium bicarbonate
091440049 Ham's F-10 (10X), without L-glutamine and sodium bicarbonate, with 12.4 mg/L phenol red
09104012 Ham's F-10, with L-glutamine, without sodium bicarbonate, powder
09104212 Ham's F-12 (modified) with L-glutamine, without sodium bicarbonate, powder
091242354 Ham's F12 (1X), with L-glutamine
091960454 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline (10X), without calcium and magnesium
0918604 Dulbecco's Phosphate Buffered Saline (1X), without calcium and magnesium

Bovine Extract for Maximum Mitogenicity in Stem Cell Culture

Containing a full spectrum of putative mitogens and growth factors, bovine pituitary extract (BPE) and bovine brain extract (BBE) continue to be the most successful tissue-sourced extracts for culturing a wide range of cells in vitro, particularly stem cells. To maintain the full spectrum of biological activities and minimize biorisk of animal origin products, MP Bio recently launched BPE and BBE made from young, healthy New Zealand cattle with USDA approved sources.