NIH GUIDE, Volume 25, Number 18, June 7, 1996


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  Cell Lines 


National Center for Research Resources


The National Cell Culture Center is a resource facility that provides

large-scale mammalian cell culture services.  The Center, available

to researchers throughout the United States and Canada, has been

established to alleviate the shortage of facilities and expertise

required to meet the cell culture needs of the biomedical research

community.  Specifically, the Cell Culture Center supports basic

biomedical research by providing investigators with the following

customized services:


o  Large quantity production of mammalian cells in suspension or

monolayer cultures.  Quantities range from 1 to 200 liters per day.

o  Large quantity production of monoclonal antibodies.  Quantities

range from 0.5 to 100 grams.

o  Large quantity production of non-hybridoma cell secreted proteins.

Quantities vary depending on individual cell lines.


A request form, obtained from the Cell Culture Center, must be

submitted with a description of the relevant research project.  After

the request form is reviewed, the cell line is sent to the Center,

and grown to the requested amount.  Researchers are charged only for

the consumable materials and a portion of the labor costs required

for each project. The Cell Culture Center is supported by a

cooperative agreement award from the National Center for Research

Resources, NIH.




Direct programmatic inquiries regarding this resource to:


Elaine Young, Ph.D.

Comparative Medicine

National Center for Research Resources

6705 Rockledge Drive, Room 6158, MSC 7965

Bethesda, MD  20892-7965

Telephone:  (301) 435-0776



Direct requests for applications and resource inquiries to:


Dr. Mark Hirschel

Director, National Cell Culture Center

8500 Evergreen Boulevard

Minneapolis, MN  55433

Telephone:  (800) 325-1112




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