Chicken Serum is a nutrient-rich fluid derived from the blood of healthy chickens- but does not contain red blood cells or other clotting components. The composition of chicken serum allows for it to be used in biological and chemical research applications. Each batch of serum meets the USDA standards for animal products, Biologos’ standard for raw materials, is traceable to date and collection location, and is processed using:
- Sterile filtering
- Heat inactivation
Chicken Serum applications include, but are not limited to:
- Antibody diluent
- Serial cultivation
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About Chicken Serum
What is Chicken Serum?
Chicken Serum is a nutrient-rich fluid derived from the blood of healthy chickens- but does not contain red blood cells or other clotting components. The composition of chicken serum allows for it to be used in biological and chemical research applications.
How is Chicken Serum Made?
Chicken Serum is a by-product of the poultry industry and is obtained from healthy for-consumption chickens.
Biologos’ quality control testing, tests for microbiological abnormalities, such as the presence of bacterial, fungal, and mycoplasma contamination and viruses. Serum is also tested for adventitious agents using modified procedures from the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Section 113.53 (“Requirements for Ingredients of Animal Origin”). Once the absence of contamination has been confirmed and approved, batches of serum are prepared for the packaging and distribution process.
The packaging process begins with serum being thawed under controlled conditions and sterile filtered. Sterile filtration involves the serums being filtered through a series of filters in descending pore size, utilizing 0.1 micron filters for the final filtration step. Filling takes place in a laminar flow hood and a certified clean room to maintain ISO Class 5 conditions. The serum is aseptically dispensed into gamma irradiated, sterile PETG or HDPE bottles. Filled containers are then labeled, frozen, and maintained at temperatures less than -5°C to preserve the product quality.
Chicken Serum Storage and Handling
Chicken Serum can be supplied in gamma irradiated, sterile PETG or HDPE bottles and LDPE bioprocess bags (20-100 liter capacity). We recommend that the serum be stored frozen at a temperature of -5°C to -20°C. Multiple freeze-thaw cycles of the serum should be avoided as this may lead to deterioration of the product.
Always use aseptic techniques when handling the serum and aliquot into sterile containers.
Chicken Serum Uses
The composition of chicken serum allows for it to be used in biological and chemical research applications. Chicken Serum, like other animal sera, can be used as a supplement to basal growth medium in cell culture. Serum is an important component of cell culture media because it provides nourishment to support cells. Other applications include, but are not limited to:
- An antibody diluent
- Serial cultivation