How is Fetal Bovine Serum produced?
Cell culture is a process of nurturing a cell under regulated and controlled conditions away from its natural environment to suit certain needs. Mostly animal cells are used in cell culture and fetal bovine serum (FBS) is one of the most common components of animal cell culture. It is extracted from bovine fetuses of pregnant cows during slaughter. Its high content of proteins and nutrients has revealed a wide application for promoting embryonic growth. Besides being enriched with components for in vitro growth of cells, FBS is found to neutralize toxic substances by acting as a buffer in the medium making it one of the best choices in cell culture media.
The blood from the fetus is collected in sterile plastic bags which are disposable. The blood is, then, allowed to clot, post which the blood remaining is separated from the clotted part and frozen. The raw material is then tested and the ones which meet the specifications are again divided into several batches to be thawed and tested for haemoglobin content and endotoxins. Only the approved samples are taken which undergo a series of membrane filters until they are bottled and finally approved as a consumable product.
FBS is widely used for the careful examination and supervision it undergoes to provide superior quality products that are enriched with high sources of proteins and nutrients. However, the fact that it is harvested from fetus without providing any anaesthesia and only a cardiac puncture, makes the entire extraction process inhuman and unethical considering the excruciating pain the fetus is exposed to. Besides, several technical and scientific problems associated with FBS have been reported which call for a need to limit its use and look for synthetic alternatives that would cater to the needs it addresses. A less inhuman way of extraction of the sample might also prove helpful in this regard.
Scope of the Report:
This report focuses on the Fetal Bovine Serum in Global market, especially in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa. This report categorizes the market based on manufacturers, regions, type and application.
Market Segment by Manufacturers, this report covers
Bio Nutrientes Brasil
There are 15 Chapters to deeply display the global Fetal Bovine Serum market.
Chapter 1, to describe Fetal Bovine Serum Introduction, product scope, market overview, market opportunities, market risk, market driving force;
Chapter 2, to analyze the top manufacturers of Fetal Bovine Serum, with sales, revenue, and price of Fetal Bovine Serum, in 2016 and 2017;
Chapter 3, to display the competitive situation among the top manufacturers, with sales, revenue and market share in 2016 and 2017;
Chapter 4, to show the global market by regions, with sales, revenue and market share of Fetal Bovine Serum, for each region, from 2012 to 2017;
Chapter 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9, to analyze the key regions, with sales, revenue and market share by key countries in these regions;