ATCC, the premier global biological materials resource and standards organization, announces material deposit agreements with over 30 leading public and private institutions. These institutions will have the option to participate in the new Biomaterial Contributor Network (BCN), and make important research materials available to the research community. ATCC will coordinate with Technology Transfer Offices at each institution to create a simple, streamlined process for adding new microbial strains and cell lines to the ATCC collection. Many of the participants will have an opportunity to receive a share of the revenue from the sale and licensing of materials developed at their institutions. Over 225 unique biological materials are deposited under these agreements to date, with most available to both contributors and others as determined jointly by ATCC and the institution.
“Since 1925, ATCC has set the standard for providing the largest and most diverse collection of authenticated biological materials to the scientific community. The Network enables Contributors to create a lasting impact on science around the globe,” said Dr.
Government agencies with agreements include the
For more information about the ATCC Biomaterial Contributor Network, please visit http://www.atcc.org/bcn.
ATCC is a non-profit mission driven growth business providing quality products and innovative solutions through an organization built on integrity, expertise, and customer centricity. ATCC’s portfolio includes the world’s largest and most diverse collection of human, animal and plant cell lines, molecular genomic tools, microorganisms and bio products serving the scientific community. ATCC’s customers include global academic and government institutions, translational laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, food testing and forensics laboratories, and global public health laboratories. ATCC’s formal mission is to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop and distribute biological materials, information, technology, intellectual property and standards for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge.
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