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General Cell Collection: Vero(WHO)

Catalogue No.: 88020401
Cell Line Name: Vero(WHO)
Keywords: Monkey African Green kidney
Cell Line Description: World Health Organisation working cell bank of 1,000 ampoules deposited at ECACC. Derived from an original American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) ampoule. Available free of charge to organisations producing vaccines following receipt of approval to supply from WHO.

Criteria for acceptability of request: production of a vaccine or biological defined in WHO recommendations/guidelines; development of new candidate vaccines or biologicals of global health importance as determined by WHO; exceptionally samples may be released for reverse genetics or similar vector production intended for manufacture or development of vaccines or biological. Contraindications: transferring the released cells and their progenies to third parties without permission of WHO; use for testing or cell therapy applications

Species: Monkey
Tissue: Kidney
Morphology: Fibroblast-like
Growth Mode: Adherent
Subculture Routine: A full description of the recommended subculture methods and documentation of the cell bank production is provided with the cells.
Culture Medium: DMEM + 2mM Glutamine + 10% Foetal Bovine Serum (FBS).
Karyotype: 2n=60
Depositor: World Health Organisation, Geneva
Originator: No
Country: Switzerland
References: None specified by depositor
Additional Bibliography: Not specified
Patents: None specified by Depositor
Research Council Deposit: No
Release Conditions: Yes - (1) CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) licence required for all orders outside the European Union and (2) completion of the attached Agreement form

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The Culture Collections represent deposits of cultures from world-wide sources. While every effort is made to ensure details distributed by Culture Collections are accurate, Culture Collections cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies in the data supplied. References where quoted are mainly attributed to the establishment of the cell culture and not for any specific property of the cell line, therefore further references should be obtained regarding cell culture characteristics. Passage numbers where given act only as a guide and Culture Collections does not guarantee the passage number stated will be the passage number received by the customer.

Cultures supplied by Culture Collections are for research purposes only. Enquiries regarding the commercial use of a cell line are referred to the depositor of the cell line. Some cell lines have additional special release conditions such as the requirement for a material transfer agreement to be completed by the potential recipient prior to the supply of the cell line. Please view the Terms & Conditions of Supply for more information.

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