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Bovine Serum Albumin and its many uses

Author Cornelius Griffin makes a case for the many particular uses of our favorite Desert Biologicals product, Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA). BSA is mostly used for scientific and medical research, but this great little article sheds some light on even more applications for BSA.

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Bovine serum albumin is often used in cell generation, regenerating plants from cultured guard cells. This helps to enhance the production by feeding the cell a healthy amount of protein. BSA pumps protein into the cell, leading to faster growth and improved healing.

A cheap byproduct, bovine serum albumin is also common in many dietary supplements, meat ingredients, and dairy products. BSA is turned into whey that can be used for a pastry, a dipping sauce, a pound cake or a chocolate brownie. Bovine serum albumin can be a cheap whey additive for pizza crust, biscuits and even


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What is Bovine Serum Albumin?

At Desert Biologicals we love cows.  They are big, cute looking and happen to be the source of our number one product Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA). What is BSA?

Found this great blog post from over the weekend explaining in easy to read detail, what exactly BSA is and all the wonderful applications it can be used for.

Courtesy of our friends at goatelecom


“Bovine serum albumin, also referred to as “BSA,” is a serum albumin protein that has multiple biochemical applications. To start with, let’s look at where BSA comes from. BSA can be produced through a purification of bovine, or cow, blood. Due to the size of the cattle industry, bovine blood is a readily available resource.”

“Now what are some of the applications of or uses for bovine serum albumin? BSA is often used in cell culture media. Cell culture media is a growth medium or culture medium typically in the form of a gel or liquid that is used to support the growth of microorganisms. When trying to grow animal cells outside of the body, serum proteins are required in order to facilitate that growth. Bovine serum albumin is well known for its high stability, which makes it an ideal component. BSA also is used in “restriction digest,” which is a process in molecular biology that prepares DNA for analysis and processing.”


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