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ATCC offers cell cultures and microbial strains for utility in pharmaceutical research applications. These include clinical diagnostic assay method development and validation, such as inclusivity and exclusivity testing, according to official regulations, guidance for industry, and other recommendations. When available, ATCC provides comprehensive information about each strain, including additional characterization data and location of isolation.
Enterococcus faecalis sp., Pete_Wardel, CDC

Antimicrobial Resistant Strains

ATCC offers a variety of authenticated antimicrobial-resistant microorganisms to support the growing field of research on multidrug-resistant superbugs.
hand holding a petri dish with a map of the world in it

Global Priority Superbugs

Recent antimicrobial-resistant clinical isolates provided with susceptibility profiles, MIC values, genetic data, and source information.
Streptomyces sp., Dr. David Berd, CDC

Antibiotic-Producing Microbes

A variety of antibiotic-producing microbes are currently available at ATCC. These include strains from the bacterial and fungal genera Streptomyces, Penicillium, and Acremonium.

Pharmaceutical Water Testing QC Strains

Purified water is a key component in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. ATCC has the strains you need to meet pharmacopeial requirements.
Bacillus cereus, Dr. William A. Clark, CDC

Microbial Quality Control Strains

ATCC provides fully characterized microbial strains necessary for all quality control analyses associated with vaccine production.
Vero Neg control 2

Tools for Vaccine Production

ATCC offers a variety of cultures and reagents for use in vaccine production, including polysaccharides, cell lines, and microbial strains.

NK cells for ADCC Assays

ATCC has the NK-92 and NK-92MI cell lines needed for robust and consistent monitoring of the Antibody Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity (ADCC) response in vitro.