/Which bovine derived materials are used in vaccine manufacture?

Animal-derived products used in vaccine manufacture can include:

  • Amino acids
  • Glycerol
  • Detergents
  • Gelatin
  • Enzymes
  • Blood
  • Cow milk is a source of amino acids, and sugars such as galactose.
  • Cow tallow derivatives used in vaccine manufacture include glycerol.
  • Gelatin and some amino acids come from cow bones.
  • Cow skeletal muscle is used to prepare certain complex media.
  • Many difficult to grow microorganisms required the addition of serum from blood to the growth media.
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