There are many different experiments used in the course of biological research that require animal serum. Serum is often used for blocking purposes in various laboratory experiments such as IHC ELISA and Western blotting, where antibodies are used to detect the presence and abundance of certain antigens in a given tissue sample. The serum generally must come from the same animal from which one of the antibodies used in the experiment comes.
Animal serum is also a common component in media used to maintain cell culture such as fetal bovine serum, or FBS, the most common serum component in cell media. Serum is used primarily in media used to grow animal cells because it contains growth factors and hormones that are necessary for cell growth.
Fitzgerald Industries provides a huge selection of animal serum – including heat inactivated serum, heat shock treated serum, serum which is free of proteases and IgG, and a large range of other normal animal sera. Check out the full range on our Animal Serum listings page or check out the links below to find more details on Calf Serum, Chicken Serum, Bovine Serum, Goat Serum, Donkey Serum, Porcine Serum, Rat Serum, and Rabbit Serum.