Immunological Research Tools

An effective immune system is critical for a complex organism’s health and survival. ATCC supplies a wide variety of cultures, reagents, and services useful for this important area of research.

The immune system has cellular components which functionally interact to protect against foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. ATCC provides numerous cell lines, microbial pathogens, cell culture reagents, and non-cellular immunogens focused on advancing immunological research areas, including antigen presentation, lymphocyte maturation, vaccine production, T cell suppression, and liquid tumor cancers. The ATCC collection includes:

  • Viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa
  • Polysaccharides, nucleic acids, toxins
  • Hybridomas
  • And more...
    • Check out the resources below to learn more.

      Bone Marrow and Blood

      ATCC houses a vast collection of cell lines derived from the bone marrow cells of multiple species, representing a variety of immunological cells. These cells originate in the bone marrow and then may migrate into blood circulation, lymphatic circulation, and lymphatic tissues.  They are classified as either bone marrow or blood tissue depending on the source of isolation.

      Bone Marrow Cells

      Blood Cells

      Stem Cells

      ATCC has provided stem cell resources to the research community for more than a decade, with a growing portfolio of cultures to choose from, including mouse embryonic stem cells, human embryonic stem cells, human mesenchymal stem cells, and human iPS cells. ATCC has developed complete cell culture solutions to support stem cells in the collection.

      Stem Cells


      Hybridomas are immortalized cells derived from the fusion of B lymphoblasts with a myeloma fusion partner. Some hybridomas in the ATCC collection are somatic cell hybrids. These cells are capable of producing immunoglobulins that are specific for viral, bacterial, or cellular targets.