Newborn Bovine Serum
Posted 30 March 2009 - 05:13 PM
It is only a fraction of the cost of FBS so I was thinking of trying it for some of my more robust cells/assays.
Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:14 PM
FCS is the only one of the three that does not contain antibodies.
ECM factors, such as fibronectin, are also present in serum.
-Heat treatment inactivates complement and should always be done with FCS!
These cytokines are not present in BSA.
Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:59 PM
Anyway, it may all be a mute point because after I posted the question I realised that a major change in media will cause too much managerial asperity and it would be best to maintain continuity with what has gone before.