GemCell™ Newborn Calf Serum (<14 days of age)

Newborn calf serum will support a wide variety of established cell lines and primary cultures which might otherwise require fetal bovine serum. Empirical testing is the most reliable method for determining usefulness for a particular line.

US or New Zealand Origin
Mycoplasma-tested and virus-screened
Ships on dry ice. Store frozen at -20 to -10°C

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Product Documentation

General information

Care and Use of Animal Sera

The in vitro culture of animal cells commonly requires a medium rich in nutrients. These nutrients are usually supplied by supplementing a chemically defined medium with animal serum. 

Serum offers a highlybioavailable complex of proteins and amino acids, lipids and triglycerides, vitamins, inorganic minerals and salts, as well as other minor components and growth factors that promote culture success. Serum may also contain varying concentrations of ironsequestering heme and mitogenic endotoxin.