Nucleus Biologics Announces Highest Levels of Fetal Bovine Serum Testing in Industry to “Re-Define” Serum

Nucleus Biologics surpasses industry standards with 78 tests
performed to further characterize FBS, helping scientists make best
serum choices for their experiments

, a cell culture products supplier to the biotech and
pharmaceutical industries, is announcing it is increasing the number of
analytical tests of its premium fetal
bovine serum (FBS)
sourced in Australia, to 78, surpassing industry
standards – with leading competitors testing for only 50 to 60 factors
on only their premium products. Nucleus Biologics provides scientists
with a full certificate of analysis detailing the results of all 78

FBS is critical food for ground-breaking research and drug development,
and has a broad applicability to cell-based pharmaceutical research and
bioproduction efforts. But its critics say undefined FBS, with little
information on its characterization, can introduce unknown variables
into cell cultures. The total number, types, and results of FBS tests
performed vary from supplier
to supplier

Examples of tests that Nucleus Biologics performs include:

  • Tetracycline and derivatives, confirming animals were never raised
    with antibiotics. This is critical for many scientists seeking
    antibiotic-free FBS for experiments
  • Antibody Profile, expanding on 9CFR testing to validate the
    historically low likelihood that the animals have ever been exposed to
    these viruses
  • Functional Assays, confirming cell viability and FBS effectiveness in
    cell cultures even before it is used
  • Additional tests like creatinine, iron, bilirubin, triglycerides and
    numerous others to further characterize the FBS

“At Nucleus Biologics, we are committed to giving scientists better data
to make more informed decisions about their FBS choices. As our
customers’ understanding of cell science expands, we in turn need to
advance the technical standards for media supplements to prevent
expensive and lengthy lot testing, and increase experiment success,”
said Nucleus Biologics Chief
Executive Officer David Sheehan
. “For us to achieve our mission of
providing the highest quality cell culture solutions to feed scientific
breakthrough we must be unrelenting in the pursuit of innovation of
product and process.“

Nucleus Biologics announced earlier this year that it is ensuring
highly-characterized, low-viral serum by reengineering the FBS supply
chain. The company controls quality, provides greater transparency, and
ensures stable supplies via its exclusive agreement with the Australian
Agricultural Company (AACo) as its exclusive source for raw material,
versus short-term agreements typical in the industry. AACo is the
largest cattle company in Australia (with 16 million acres of land under
its control), in a country known to be BSE- and FMD-free. Nucleus
Biologics FBS is manufactured under a controlled and transparent process
yielding an extremely low viral load, low hemoglobin and low endotoxin
serum and is processed in a facility that is FDA registered, ISO
9001:2008 certified.

To get a free sample of Nucleus Biologics FBS or to learn about the
Nucleus Club, which gives members first access to new products, free
storage, free shipping, and a fixed-price guarantee for up to two years,
contact Alyssa Master
or click here.

About Nucleus Biologics

is a San Diego-based supplier of premium cell culture
products for biotech and pharmaceutical companies throughout North
America. The company feeds scientific breakthrough by partnering with
the source and redesigning the traditional cell culture products supply
chain for greater transparency and superior quality. Nucleus Biologics’
premier product offering is an exceptionally low-viral load,
Australian-based fetal bovine serum (FBS) that is consistent, traceable
to a exclusive source, characterized and provides stable supply and
pricing. Nucleus Biologics partners with Australian Agricultural Company
(AACo) as its exclusive source in Australia. AACo is the largest cattle
company in Australia with over 16 million acres of land under its
control. Numerous Nucleus Biologics product
offerings are planned throughout 2017. Visit us on Facebook,
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Call us at 858.251.2010.


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