Fetal Bovine serum is a product that is pivotal in the production of vaccines and therapeutics. A by-product of the meat industry, Fetal bovine serum (FBS), or 'sera' can be verified using Oritain's scientific traceability.
Many existing and new-generation protein drugs and vaccines rely on cell culture in their manufacturing process, with FBS being a core component.
FBS is also used for cell culture in basic research and drug discovery with alternative serums falling short of economic and regulatory requirements. As such, FBS remains the best and safest agent for cell culture and so protecting its integrity is paramount.
Regardless of origin, all FBS will fortify cell culture media and support cell growth in a very similar manner - however, different countries of origin present different levels of risk of certain virus contamination. For this reason, we partner with the likes of GE Healthcare and Thermofisher to help verify the origin of their FBS so they can ensure they are using origin from origins of the upmost quality and safety.
Product samples collected
Samples analysed in laboratory
Fingerprint of product is determined
Fingerprint stored in Oritain database
Fingerprint is ready to audit against 'suspect' samples to check their authenticity
As a customer of ours, you can enjoy a range of exclusive benefits; Not only will your products and therefore your brand be protected from any issues, but proof of origin can be utilised as a useful marketing tool, especially when exporting to overseas markets.
Proof of origin is increasingly becoming a consumer need in today’s markets, which is why we have created our very own ‘Oritain trustmark’. Any product bearing this mark means that it can be proven to the source.
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