Microbiome Research Solutions

Standardize your workflow and optimize assay performance

From extraction to analysis, ATCC offers the controls you need to optimize your microbiome research and applications, including:

  • Mock microbial communities – We offer both genomic DNA and whole cell mixtures
  • Individual strains and nucleic acids – Select from among both clinical and environmental isolates
  • State-of-the-art bioinformatics – ATCC has partnered with One Codex to provide access to the leading bioinformatics platform for microbial genomics and metagenomics

ATCC® Microbiome Standards are the only reference materials on the market completely manufactured from fully sequenced, high-quality ATCC Genuine Cultures® characterized by polyphasic testing. ATCC® Microbiome Standards allow you to optimize your metagenomics research applications with confidence, and improve the consistency and reproducibility of your data run after run. Check out our latest additions below:

Complexity Preparation ATCC® No. Product Description
Medium Nucleic acids MSA-1000 10 strain even mix of genomic material
Medium Nucleic acids MSA-1001
10 strain staggered mix of genomic material
High Nucleic acids MSA-1002
20 strain even mix of genomic material
High Nucleic acids MSA-1003
20 strain staggered mix of genomic material
Medium Whole cells MSA-2003
10 strain even mix of whole cell material
High Whole cells MSA-2002
20 strain even mix of whole cell material

Combine the power of physical laboratory standards with state-of-the-art bioinformatics! Every purchase of an ATCC Microbiome Standard comes with access* to One Codex, the leading bioinformatics platform for microbial genomics, allowing you to analyze your samples against ATCC pre-loaded data. Learn more about our state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools!

*Use of the One Codex platform is limited for each purchase of an ATCC Microbiome Standard. Access limitations are provided by item on each ATCC product sheet and product detail page.

Disease State Microbiome

Can’t find the pre-mixed microbiome standards that you need for your disease-state research? ATCC has a wide assortment of cultures to choose from when validating microbiome applications, such as library preparation and next-generation sequencing, including individual strains related to: 

Respiratory disease

Enteric disease

Sexually transmitted infections

Vector-borne disease

Blood-borne disease

Antimicrobial resistance

Genetic disease

Metabolic disease


Nucleic acids

Your time and money are valuable. That’s why ATCC has made it a priority to provide ready-to-use nucleic acids from clinically relevant microorganisms and cell lines, allowing you to get your research and assay development started faster. So, skip in vitro preparation, and go straight to nucleic acids!

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Customized solutions

Need an affordable solution to microbiome standards development, nucleic acid extractions, titering, or cell provisioning & authentication? ATCC can help with customized services and solutions to meet your specific assay development needs.

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