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Culture Collections

American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
As a global biological materials resource and standards organization, ATCC serves and supports the worldwide scientific community with industry-standard products and innovative solutions. Our microbiology portfolio supports research for infectious disease, antibiotic-resistance mechanisms, food /water testing, and population studies with fully authenticated and characterized ATCC Genuine Cultures and Genuine Nucleics.

European Collection of Cell Cultures (ECACC)
The ECACC collection currently holds over 40,000 cell lines representing 45 different species, 50 tissue types, 300 HLA types, 450 monoclonal antibodies and at least 800 genetic disorders.

German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures (DSMZ)
The DSMZ is one of the largest biological resource centers worldwide. Its collection is currently comprised of almost 40,000 items, including approximately 20,000 bacterial and 5,000 fungal strains, 700 human and animal cell lines, 800 plant cell lines, 1,000 plant viruses and antisera, and 4,800 different types of bacterial genomic DNA.

National Collection of Pathogenic Fungi (NCPF)
This collection contains over 4,000 fungal strains.

National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)
NCPV preserves well-characterised, authenticated human pathogenic viruses in a secure facility, and supplies the agents or nucleic acids derived from them to the scientific community according to national and international guidelines.

National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC)
The collection comprises over 5,000 bacterial cultures and over 100 mycoplasmas.

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