Not only does Thermo Fisher Scientific offer Gibco™ sera that are ISIA Traceability Certified, but we now also employ fetal bovine serum (FBS) fingerprinting technology to provide empirical and statistical certainty over the origin and authenticity. Both traceability and fingerprinting give our customers the transparency and confidence they demand from their FBS supplier.
Since serum is the only ingredient in cell culture that is undefined, researchers are often convinced that when things go wrong, it’s the result of bad serum. In addition to traceability testing, FBS fingerprinting can help take the “un” out of undefined—and help researchers get the best-quality serum in every bottle.
Gibco FBS fingerprinting powered by Oritain measures the naturally occurring elements in the environment that are absorbed by plants, animals, and soils, and then compiles those measurements into a “fingerprint”. Using this fingerprint, we can link serum to its specific geographical location—providing a robust means to verify if a product is genuine. We can create a “fingerprint” that links a serum to its specific geographical location—providing a robust means to verify if a product is genuine. Gibco sera are the first to be offered with this technology, giving scientists reassurance regarding the origin of each serum.