Blood & Tissue Serology

Source BioScience Serology is a leading manufacturer of reagents and kits for the blood group serology, blood banking and tissue banking sector. Our Rochdale, UK facility has a strong history in manufacturing clinical products for the NHS and Industry worldwide and utilises a Grade 5 cleanroom environment.

We are a primary manufacturer of bulk Phosphate Buffered Serology Saline (PBSS), salinated solutions and other red cell-related solutions for blood typing procedures and for short- and long-term blood storage. We also offer various off the shelf products such as Foetal cell detection kits, Saline concentrate, and a range of low bioburden antibiotic cocktails, tissue wash/ processing/ storage reagents for donated tissues and grafts e.g. heart valve, skin allografts, Cambridge antibiotic solution.

Serology and Blood Banking

Source Serology reagents are specifically manufactured for in-vitro diagnostic use in blood testing and blood banking. The Serology reagents conform to the recognised blood banking authority’s recommendations and regulations.

The range includes:

Product Name Part No. Qty Description
Phosphate Buffered Serology Saline (PBSS) 04-004/10
04-004
10L
12L
Provides a stable, standardised solution, optimised for washing red cells in preparation for subsequent analysis.
Phosphate Buffered Saline Concentrate (PBSC) 04-007
04-008
200ml
400ml
A 10x concentrate Phosphate Buffered Serology Saline (see PBSS)
Isotonic Saline 04-025 500ml Buffered for red cell washing
Low Ionic Strength Saline (LISS) 04-015
04-016
500ml
1L
For suspension of red cells, enhances antibody/antigen reactions
Tris Buffered Isotonic Saline 04-142 1L Suitable for washing platelets and other tissues
Modified Alsevers Solution 04-182 1L For storage of red cells for up to 4 weeks at 4°C, preserves stability and function of red cell antigens
Red Cell Support Solution 04-131 500ml Supports red cells in solution and enhances antigen/antibody reactions
CryoProtectant Reagent 04-213 500ml For storage of red cells in liquid nitrogen
Frozen Cell Recovery Solution 04-161
04-162
500ml
1L
For the recovery of frozen red cells
Reagent Grade Water 04-035 12L Water purified by reverse osmosis
Reagent Grade Water (Filtered) 04-036 12L Water purified by reverse osmosis - tested for bioburden
Fetal Cell Detection Kit (Kleihauer test, FCD kit) 05-050 3 x 100ml equivalent of 200 Test Kit For the detection of fetal red cells in maternal circulation (Kleihauer test)
Fixol 05-051 3 x 100ml Buffered, stabilised fixing agent suitable for use with the Fetal Cell Detection Kit (FCD kit)
ANTIBIOTIC CONCENTRATE 07-012 5ml Dropper vial A 10x concentrate Antibiotic cocktail of 5x Antibiotics and fungicide for various tissue processing preparations
Cambridge Antibiotic 04-301 200ml Five antibiotics prepared in a cell nutrient solution. Used to decontaminate tissue allografts where the maintenance of tissue structure and functionality is vital for the efficacy of the graft.

For in vitro diagnostic use only.

Our manufacturing facilities and good manufacturing practices enable Source Bioscience to work in partnership with our clients to supply robust tailored products to their specifications and regulatory requirements. Please contact us with details of your specific requirements and we would be happy to discuss the options.