Porcine Serum is collected from healthy, USDA inspected pigs.
What is porcine serum? The Porcine Serum used by Biologos meets all of the USDA requirements for animal products. All Porcine Serum is traceable back to the date and location of collection. In addition, all of the Porcine Serum used for processing must meet Biologos’ strict quality requirements for raw material.
Approved lots of raw Porcine Serum are thawed under controlled conditions and sterile filtered by a process that uses 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 clean room certified to maintain ISO Class 5 conditions. The Porcine Serum is aseptically dispensed into gamma irradiated, sterile PETG or HDPE bottles and LDPE bioprocess bags (20 to 100 liter). Filled containers are labeled, frozen, and then maintained at temperatures less than -5°C to preserve the product quality.
Each lot of Porcine Serum is tested to confirm the absence of bacterial or fungal contamination. Each lot of Porcine Serum is also tested to confirm the absence of mycoplasma contamination.
The Porcine Serum is additionally tested for adventitious agents using modified procedures adapted from the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 9, Section 113.53, “Requirements for Ingredients of Animal Origin”.
Porcine 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.