Serum Replacements


PAN-Seratech offers a broad range of high quality serum replacements. You can find more information on the appropriate sites.


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Serum introduces several severe unknown variables into the cell culture procedure, as serum (a) is a poorly defined supplement (Bjare, 1992; Gstraunthaler, 2003); (b) batches show typically qualitative variations and different amount of endotoxins, haemoglobin and other factors (Price and Gregory, 1982); (c) can be a potential source of contamination (Dormont, 1999; Eliot, 1999; Wessman and Levings, 1999) and (d) does not represent physiological conditions. Therefore, FBS may alter the experimental output or the performance of assays.



Media with 10% FBS:

  • FBS contains hundreds of distinct proteins and thousands of metabolites in undefined, varying concentrations
  • Resulting in inconsistent results and unreproducible data
  • Data in figure from M. Baker, Nature 537 2016 433–435
Abbildung 1 Bioactive components in FBS

Media with 1% FBS and 9% SERAplex:

  • The variation of bioactive components in FBS from lot to lot can be reduced tremendously
  • Can be easily adaped to a wide range of cell types
  • With significantly improved reproducibility
  • More independent from the lot, the origin and the supplier of FBS
Abbildung 2 Bioactive components in FBS

Serum-free media with SERAplex:

  • Constant quality
  • Highest reproducibility
  • No more serum testing!
Abbildung 3 Bioactive components in FBS
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