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Recombinant Bovine FGF2

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Future Fields Recombinant Bovine FGF2 (> 95 % purity) produced with the EntoEngine™ expression platform fulfills the needs of FGF2 requirements in cell culture across a variety of land-dwelling and aquatic species.

Our purified bovine FGF2 is a high-performing drop-in replacement for commercially available recombinant FGF2 in driving proliferation of cells that express FGF-receptors. Purified Bovine FGF2 produced in the EntoEngine™ has been confirmed to activate the FGF receptors via the activation of ERK1/2 pathways. We use proprietary extraction and purification technologies to produce functional high quality FGF2 that is ready for cell cultures.

Our purified FGF2 comes as a lyophilized powder, which when reconstituted is ready to be supplemented into cell culture media.

Future Fields products are currently available for Research Use Only.

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Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor, basic FGF, bFGF, FGF2, HBGF-2; heparin-binding growth factor 2; Prostatropin


FGF2 is a member of the FGF family (one of 23) of proteins. It is a bioactive protein intended for use in cell culture applications. Members of this protein family bind heparin and possess broad mitogenic and angiogenic functions. They play a central role in the regeneration of a variety of tissues, promoting cellular proliferation in in vitro culture. Recombinant Bovine FGF2 is produced as a single, non-glycosylated, polypeptide chain containing 155 amino acids and has a molecular mass of 17.3 kDa.

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This FGF2 product has >95% purity as measured by SDS PAGE.

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A simple and robust serum-free media for the proliferation of muscle cells. Skrivergaard S, Feveile Young J, Sahebekhtiari N, Semper C, Venkatesan M, Savchenko A, et al. Food Res Int. 2023 Jun;113194.

Keywords: Bovine satellite cells; serum-free media optimization; cultivated meat; image-based cytometry; transcriptomics

Researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, in collaboration with Canadian universities, University of Calgary and University of Toronto, have recently revealed an advanced serum-free formulation designed for growing animal cells for consumption purposes. This optimized system incorporates key components like Future Fields' Recombinant Bovine FGF2 (2 ng/mL), fetuin (600 µg/mL), BSA (75 µg/mL), and insulin-transferrin-selenium (ITS) supplement, enabling robust proliferation of satellite cells from bovine, porcine, and mouse sources. Termed Tri-basal 2.0+, this cutting-edge composition was characterized using state-of-the-art technologies such as Design of Experiment (DOE), Response Surface Methodology (RSM), image-based cytometry, transcriptomics, and various live cell assays. This breakthrough holds immense promise for the cellular agriculture industry's efforts to produce large quantities of animal cells for consumption.

Satellite cells sourced from bull calves and dairy cows differs in proliferative and myogenic capacity – Implications for cultivated meat. Skrivergaard S, Krøyer Rasmussen M, Sahebekhtiari N, Feveile Young J, Therkildsen M. Food Res Int. 2023 Nov;173:113217.

Keywords: Cellular agriculture; donor type; bovine satellite cell sourcing; cell proliferation; myogenic differentiation; label-free quantification; image-based cytometry; transcriptomics.

Aarhus University researchers conducted consecutive studies investigating cell types and growth media for cultivated meat production. They compared primary muscle satellite cells (SCs) from bull calves and dairy cows, observing distinct phenotypes and proliferation capacities. The research by Skirivergaard et al. revealed that although bull calf SCs exhibited better proliferation, their myotube formation resembled that of dairy SCs. Interestingly, the use of in-house serum-free media reduced biological variance among replicate animals within each donor type. These findings highlight the significance of both cell origin and consistent, functional optimized media formulations, as they can significantly impact final biomass and cultivated meat production.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the shelf-life of this product?
Shelf-life is in our specification sheet.

The product arrived but was shipped at room temperature, is it OK?
Yes. We ship this product lyophilized. Please see the specification sheet for suggested on-site storage conditions.

How do I get a Certificate of Analysis?
A certificate of analysis is not yet available for this product.

Can this product be used to culture cells other than bovine species?
Yes! We have seen this product successfully in a variety of cell cultures across land-dwelling and aquatic species.

Are volume discounts or recurring order discounts available for this product?
Yes. Please reach out to to discuss your needs.


Future Fields' growth factors are the first in the world to obtain the ACT Environmental Impact Factor Label from My Green Lab. Structured similar to a nutrification facts label, the ACT Label makes it easy for scientists and other biotechnology professionals to choose more sustainable laboratory products.

The ACT Environmental Impact Factor Label was designed to address the need of both scientists and procurement specialists for clear, third-party verified information about the environmental impact of laboratory products. By emphasizing Accountability, Consistency, and Transparency (ACT) around manufacturing, energy and water use, packaging, and end-of-life, the ACT Label highlights Future Fields’ dedication to producing sustainable and environmentally recombinant proteins. Click the ACT labels above for a breakdown of each of the Environmental Impact Factor scores.

1% of your purchase proceeds will go towards environmental initiatives.

Scoring 86/100, we achieved the highest level of My Green Lab certification (Green).

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