BioVision’s BSA is prepared by utilizing the Cohn Cold Ethanol Precipitation Process. This process is optimal for preserving the nutrient factors critical to the applications of cell culture, leptospira and microbiological growth. BSA makes up approximately 60% of all proteins in animal serum. It is commonly used in cell culture protocols, particularly when protein supplementation is necessary and the other components of serum are unwanted. It aids in stabilization of enzymes and other proteins to prevent proteolysis and denaturation, especially when the proteins are present in low concentrations. In cell culture its main role is as a carrier of small molecules. Because of its negative charge, BSA binds water, salts, fatty acids, vitamins and hormones, then carries these bound components between tissues and cells. The binding capacity also makes BSA an effective scavenger for removing toxic substances, including pyrogens, from the medium.
Maximum time for storage
Azide Free Serum for cell culture FBS fetal bovine serum. Filtered serum for sterility. The polyclonal serum contains no red or white blood cells or clotting factors; it is the blood plasma not including the fibrinogens. Serum includes all proteins and antibodies not used in blood clotting (coagulation) and all the electrolytes, antibodies, antigens, hormones, and any exogenous substances like drugs and microorganisms. Plasmas on request.
Serum should be stored at +5°C