Culture Collections

Cell Lines and Hybridomas

The European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) has a range of cell line collections grouped according to the type of cell line and the data available. We have an active cell line acquisition programme, new lines are added to our catalogues and we list recent additions on the New Cell Lines page.


General Cell Collection
More than 1100 different cell lines originating from over 45 different species and a wide variety of tissues. Search, browse or click here for Cell Line Groups.


Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell (iPSC) Lines
A range of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines derived from individuals with a known disease status or described as normal for use as controls.  The cell lines available are distributed by ECACC on behalf of the European Bank of induced pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC) or the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Initiative (HipSci).   


Primary Cells & Media
A range of normal primary cells from a diverse selection of human and animal tissues. These cells are usually not more than 6 passages from the primary culture. They are more representative of the main functional component of the tissue from which they are derived in comparison to continuous (tumour or artificially immortalised) cell lines. The recommended culture media is also available to order.


Cytofect™ Transfection Kits
A range of Cytofect™ Transfection Kits which consist of transfection reagents, a new class of unique chemical formulations specifically optimized for transfecting primary cells as well as cell lines. With the release of the Cytofect™ Transfection Kits, researchers can now obtain the benefits of high efficiency, low toxicity, and low cost in one complete system.


Neuron Culture Kits
A range of nerve tissues supplied with a set of culture reagents to allow the generaton of primary neuronal cultures. These offer a quick and easy solution to the generation of high quality neuronal cultures removing the burden of animal dissection.


SCREENflex GPCR Cell Lines

A range of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) cell lines available as single seed vials or as Frozen, Assay Ready reagent.


Hybridoma Collection
Over 400 monoclonal antibody-secreting hybridomas with a diverse range of antigen specificities.


Human Genetic Collection
Approximately 800 genetic disorders represented by 30,000 cell lines (the majority are B-lymphoblastoid cell lines) and peripheral blood leukocyte samples derived from individuals diagnosed with a genetic disorder.


Chromosomal Abnormality Collection
A subset of samples from the Human Genetic Collection represented by cell lines (the majority are B-lymphoblastoid cell lines) and peripheral blood leukocyte samples derived from individuals determined to carry chromosomal abnormalities.


HLA-Typed Collection
A specialised collection of over 430 reference B-lymphoblastoid cell lines, originating from laboratories all over the world, for which Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) typing data is available.


Human Random Control Collection
A collection of more than 700 B-lymphoblastoid cell lines derived from randomly selected Caucasian blood donors whose parents and grandparents were born in the UK or Ireland.

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