Porcine (pig) serum is the clear, red-orange fluid that is obtained from separating blood, sourced from pigs, in to its solid and liquid components. Porcine Serum, like other animal sera, can be used as a supplement to basal growth medium in cell culture. Sera, like porcine serum, is an important component of cell culture media. It serves as a source for amino acids, proteins, fat-soluble vitamins (such as A, D, E, and K), carbohydrates, lipids, hormones, growth factors, minerals, and additional trace elements.
Biologos offers general and customized porcine serum that is collected from healthy pigs that are 1 year old or younger, then prepared and tested.
Our quality control testing, tests for microbiological abnormalities, such as the presence of bacterial, fungal, cytotoxicity, contamination, and viruses. Porcine 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, lots of serum are prepared for the packaging and distribution process.
This process begins with the 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 0.2 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 (FED STD 209E equivalent Class 100) cleanroom conditions . The Porcine Serum is aseptically dispensed into gamma irradiated, sterile PETG or HDPE bottles and LDPE bioprocess bags (20-100 liter capacity). Filled containers are then labeled for your company, frozen, and maintained at temperatures less than -5°C to preserve the product quality.
Each batch of serum meets the USDA standards for animal products, Biologos’ standard for raw materials, is traceable to date and collection location, and are processed using:
Biologos’ serums are trusted and have been used in the advancements of animal around the world for more than 40 years.
Porcine Serum is shipped frozen by truck or next day air in insulated containers packed with dry ice.
Porcine 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.