Donor horse serum from closed herds that are
carefully controlled and inspected by veterinarians. Horses are regularly
tested for equine infectious anemia using Coggins tests. Equine serum is a
cost-effective alternative to fetal bovine serum (FBS) and can be used as cell
culture medium in a variety of settings. As with all GenDEPOTsera,
we carefully monitor donor horse serum material collection and processing to
ensure that the end product is consistently high quality.
Before collection, the donor horses are given a
controlled diet designed to deliver the ideal nutrients. The horses are also
fasted before collection to ensure lower lipid levels. Bleeding occurs in an
environment specifically designed for clean collection. Part of our process
includes measuring physiochemical constituents to ensure lot to lot
consistency. All lots of our equine serum are 0.2µ sterile filtered and feature
low hemoglobin levels.