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ACTG/IMPAACT FBS Ordering Procedure
Note: This information applies to ACTG and IMPAACT laboratories only.
Heat-inactivated FBS is being held on reserve at Sigma Aldrich. Please note that the VQA and IQA validation testing of these lots for use in culture experiments and for Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell (PBMC) cryopreservation have been completed. A certificate of analysis of each company's lot is available upon request.


Recommended for U.S. and non-U.S. sites  
Sigma Aldrich
Batch #: ​​19G462
FBS Heat Inactivated US origin 
As of 19 November 2020, a total of 25 (500 mL) of the current batch of heat inactivated FBS remain on reserve with Sigma Aldrich. The price per bottle of $389.00 will be extended through 31Jan2021. This price includes shipping and handling and dry ice fees for a minimum order of 6 bottles.

Shipping charges will be added for orders less than 6 bottles.

Please have the following information ready when placing your order:
Call: 1-800-220-0195
Fax: 1-800-579-1850

Quote #: 
Material #: F4135-500ML
Batch #: 19G462

Serum Expiration: 
July 31, 2024
If you have any specific questions relating to this lot of FBS, please contact Sheila Kohlman at Sigma Aldrich at +1-314 -289-6007 / +1-314-873-9935.
If you would like a copy of a Certificate of Analysis from a previous lot, please contact



Recommended for South Africa sites    

Gamma-irradiated Gemini Gamma-irradiated Gemini GemCellTM Bio Products             

Lot # A88E82G

FBS Gamma Irradiated Heat-Inactivated US Origin

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***Filtration would be recommended after thawing and before aliquoting out.
To order the FBS product, e-mail BARC procurement department:
Attention: Lionel Baeta ( and May Meyile (
Cc: Peter Meewes (
Product name and code: BARC Gem cell Bovine Serum, lot number A88E82G
Price per 500/ml bottle: R12455.00
The South African Department of Agriculture now requires that Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) of foreign origin be
gamma irradiated prior to import and use.
The ACTG in collaboration with BARC South Africa identified a lot of gamma-irradiated FBS. The Immunology Quality Assessment Center (IQA) assessed the suitability of the FBS lot for use. The results were acceptable and the ACTG approved the use of this lot of FBS for processing ACTG specimens.
Lot Information:
Catalogue Number: 100-500
Lot Number: A88E82G
Expiration Date: March 2020


Updated 09Jan2020

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