Animal Sera

Adult Bovine Serum - Clarified (ABSC)


Adult Bovine Serum - Clarified (ABSC)

Adult Bovine Serum Clarified (ABSC) is obtained from blood taken from cattle deemed fit for human consumption following ante and post mortem veterinary inspection.  The blood is collected in slaughter-houses supervised by government veterinarians. 

ABSC is prepared from Adult Bovine Serum - Raw (ABSR).  This serum is thawed in a temperature controlled environment, and passed through a series of clarifying filters terminating with either a 0.45µm or 0.2 µm pore sized filter.  It is then then dispensed into 5L containers and immediately frozen

Available Treatments - Adult Bovine Serum - Clarified (ABSC)
IRRADIATED Gamma Irradiation of Sterile Filtered ABSC takes place in Brisbane at an Australian Government licensed gamma irradiation facility. Frozen serum is irradiated following Moregate Biotech's validated procedure to a customer specified dose range. A gamma irradiation indicator (colour change) is applied to every container before irradiation. A Certificate of Irradiation is issued for every lot of irradiated serum.
Product Adult Bovine Serum - Clarified
Catalogue No. ABSC
Source Bovine blood from healthy animals which have been inspected ante and post mortem by Australian or New Zealand Government veterinarians and passed as fit for human consumption.
Collection Method Blood collected and processed using the ABSR method is thawed in a temperature controlled environment, and passed through a series of clarifying filters terminating with either a 0.45µm or 0.2 µm pore sized filter. It is then dispensed into 5L containers and immediately frozen. No further processing additions or deletions are performed.
Description Non sterile frozen orange liquid
Pack Size 5 Litre HDPE container or to Customer Specifications
Storage - 20 degrees Centigrade
Test Method Specification
Visual Examination Visual Satisfactory
Viruses Modified 9CFR (113 - 53c)
Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus Fluorescant Antibody Not detected
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis Cytopathic Agents Not detected
Para Influenza 3 (PI3) Haemadsorbing Agents Not detected
pH As reported
Osmolality Osmometer 240-320 mOsmol/kg
Total Protein Beckman Coukter Synchron Clinical Systems 45 - 85 mg/ml
Albumin Electrophoresis As reported
Haemoglobin UV/VIS Spectrophotometer < 4 mg/ml

The European Pharmacopeia consists of a number of general and specific monographs covering various classes of products.

The monographs set out requirements to be met and followed for all products in the class.

Recently the EP has introduced a Monograph for Bovine Serum – Monograph No 04/2006:2262 to be found in E.P. 5.4

This monograph provides a definition of Bovine Serum and sets out details of production, and requirements for viral inactivation parameters, quality control testing, storage conditions and labelling.

Moregate Bovine Serum products meet these requirements and Certificates of Analysis are modeled on the QC test requirements.


The United States Pharmacopeia-National Formulary (USP-NF) contains standards for medicines, dosage forms, drug substances, excipients, medical devices, and dietary supplements.

Within the Pharmacopeia are Monographs and general chapters.

The monographs consist of information such as the ingredient name, definition, packaging and labelling requirements, storage and a specification.

The specifications list tests to be performed along with the procedure to be followed and the acceptable limit.

Hazards Identification

  • Not hazardous
  • Get Medical attention immediately

First Aid Measures
Get Medical attention immediately.

If swallowed, give several glasses of water to drink to dilute.

Skin Contact
Wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.

Eye Contact
Flush with water for at least 15 minutes, lifting upper and lower eyelids occasionally.

Accidental Release

Procedures for Personal Precaution
Exercise appropriate precautions to minimize direct contact with skin or eyes.

Methods for Cleaning Up
Mop up
Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete

Handling and Storage

Normal measures for preventive fire protection

Keep tightly closed under correct storage conditions

Exposure Controls / Personal Protection

  • Wash thoroughly after handling.
  • Protective gloves

Disposal Considerations

Contact a licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material.

Transport Information

  • Non-hazardous for road transport
  • Non-hazardous for sea transport
  • Non-hazardous for air transport

Note: The above information is believed to be correct, but shall be used as a guide only.

Disclaimer: For pharmaceutical use only.