FBS Xtra, Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS Minis), Collected in South America

Our FBS Minis relieve you from the laborious and time-consuming task of aliquoting FBS. Your chosen batch of FBS is filled directly into practical 50-ml bottles. This special FBS is characterized by a significantly reduced serum content and a resulting minimal batch-to-batch variation.
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Our team of experts has developed a SERVICE that redefines laboratory routines, providing you with a convenient and time-saving solution: Capricorn's FBS Minis.

Our FBS Minis embody the concept of relieving you from the laborious and time-consuming tasks in the lab, granting you the time to concentrate on what is essential: your research. We carry out the aliquoting process for your chosen FBS lot, filling it directly it into a practical 50 ml volume that easily blends into your medium.

This procedure not only economizes your time, effort, and resources but also eliminates the possibility of contamination through our controlled clean room conditions.

Upon request, we offer our full range of serum options as FBS Minis filling option.

FBS Xtra is a more defined Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS), developed between Capricorn Scientific and the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. This special FBS is characterized by a significantly reduced serum content and a resulting minimal batch-to-batch variation. This is made possible by identified key components responsible for optimal cell growth.

For decades, Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) has been an established additive in cell culture media. Its unique growth-promoting properties make it a valuable and essential ingredient for the cultivation of a wide variety of cell types. Fetal bovine serum is a complex mixture of proteins, growth factors, and many other components. It has not yet been possible to produce a synthetic growth additive with comparable performance.

The growing demand of serum with limited availability poses numerous animal welfare issues. With an increasing awareness on this problem, many researchers state that they would like to use less serum – without sacrificing performance. In close collaboration with the University of Applied Science Frankfurt, Capricorn Scientific developed an alternative to traditional FBS that is more controlled, defined, and less susceptible to the issues of serum supply.

FBS Xtra incorporates the key components for optimal cell growth, making it possible to significantly reduce the serum content. The combination of these identified components and a lower serum concentration shows a positive influence on cell growth, morphology, and furthermore decreases cell stress, while batch-to-batch variations are reduced to a minimum. FBS Xtra is supplemented to cell culture media in the same concentration as your standard FBS.