Serum & Media


Source BioScience is the preferred supplier of cell culture serum and media to a number of major Institutes.

Serum is the fraction of blood remaining after coagulation and centrifugation of the cellular parts. It provides an extreme complex mixture of plasma proteins, growth factors, hormones etc. that makes it the commonly used supplement in cell culture.


  • Sterile filtered
  • Mycoplasma-free
  • Tested for viruses and micro- organisms
  • Complete documentation available
  • Tested for ability to maintain cell growth
  • Batch sizes up to 2000 litres available


FBS (EU approved)  and the standardised  FBS Superior from Biochrom are also available to order online:


Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) (EU-approved)
500 ml

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FBS Superior; standardized Fetal Bovine Serum, EU-approved
500 ml

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Requests for serum samples

As serum components may vary due to natural variations in condition, origin and processing it is necessary to do batch testing. If you would like some evaluation samples of serum to test (free of charge), then please contact us, providing your details along with the type of serum you would like to test and how many bottles you would like to reserve should the testing be successful. We will then contact you to arrange delivery. 


Media and buffers

Source BioScience offer a wide range of Media and reagents for cell culture. All media, buffers and other additives are extensively tested and supplied sterile (unless otherwise indicated). The range includes:


BME: Basal Medium Eagle                                  

DMEM: Dulbecco’s Modified Eagle Medium



GMEM: Glasgow Minimum Essential Medium     

IMDM: Iscove’s Modified Dulbecco’s Medium

Insectomed SF express

MEM: Minimum Essential Medium

NEAA: Non-Essential Amino Acids Solution     

McCoy's 5A                                                       

Phosphate Buffered Saline (cell culture grade)