The fetal bovine serum is heated for 30 min. to 56° C in a water bath, whereby it is shaken several times. This treatment minimizes lot-to-lot variations in serum, because all thermolabile components are destroyed. Therefore, the results obtained in a serum-dependent cell culture system are more reproducible. Furthermore, the viral safety is enhanced, since heat-labile viruses are inactivated.
|Article No.||Quantity||Price in EURO|
|FCS SAF HI 500||500ml||89,90 €|
|FCS SAF HI 500||5x 500ml||429,- €|
|FCS SAM HI 500||500ml||89,90 €|
|FCS SAM HI 500||5 x 500ml||429,- €|
Heat activated serum is recommended for:
- Measurements of lactate dehydrogenase in the culture supernatant as a marker for cell damage (serum LDH is destroyed by heat inactivation).
- Studies of vitamins and growth factors (are damaged wholly or partially, or have their concentrations reduced, by heat inactivation).
- Tests that do not tolerate presence of complement (complement destruction).