Francelab is offering a wide range of sera, cell culture media for Research and Development and Quality Control laboratories in the field of Lifesciences and Biopharmaceuticals.
Bovine serum albumin (BSA) is commonly used in cell culture protocols, particularly where protein supplementation is necessary and the other components of serum are unwanted. In cell culture, its main role is as a carrier of small molecules. Because of its negative charge, Bovine Serum Albumin binds water, salts, fatty acids, vitamins and hormones, then carries these bound components between tissues and cells. The binding capacity also makes Bovine Serum Albumin an effective scavenger to remove toxic substances, including pyrogens, from the medium.