Serum-replacements for cell culture medium.

It is imperative to develop serum-free conditions that will support robust growth of animal cells in culture.

Traditional cell culture techniques require animal derived serum (foetal bovine serum, FBS) as a media supplement to foster robust growth. The reliance on an animal-derived product in this process is clearly problematic, and does not align with the fundamental rationale for developing IVM products.  As such, it is imperative to develop serum-free conditions that will support robust growth of animal cells in culture.