Omega Scientific’s US Source FBS is collected entirely from USDA licensed abattoirs within the United States. Serum is maintained at or below 40°F from collection through sterile bottling to ensure superior performance. Sterility is guaranteed according to CFR title 9 testing procedures.
Processed serum is thawed and then heated in a water bath at 56°C for 30 minutes.
The serum is swirled every 10 minutes to ensure proper integration of concentrated protein.
The “heat” inactivates the “complement” in the serum.
Complement is defined as a series of 20 proteins produced by the liver which amplify the action of antibodies.