The ATCC® Standards Development Organization (SDO) is a developer and publisher of stakeholder-proposed, industry-relevant, national consensus standards for biomaterials and related processes.
In 2007, the ATCC SDO became the first biological resource organization to become an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited SDO. ANSI accreditation ensures that procedures used by standards developers meet the requirements for openness, balance, consensus, and due process and that the voluntary consensus standards produced are compatible with the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
The Consensus Standards Partnership (CSP) is the formal standard-developing and consensus body of the ATCC SDO. Its membership is open to all stakeholders in the biomaterials community, including those involved in the production, application, and regulation of life science products. Stakeholders include, but are not limited to, contractors, scientists, and researchers from the academic, government, military, regulatory, and industry sectors. All CSP members are participants in the consensus review, comment, and voting process.
The ATCC SDO published its first voluntary consensus standard, ANSI/ATCC ASN-0001.1-2015 Standardization of in vitro Assays to Determine Anthrax Toxin Activities; available electronically through the ANSI eStandards Store.
The ATCC SDO published its second voluntary consensus standard, ANSI/ATCC ASN-0002: Authentication of Human Cell Lines: Standardization of STR Profiling. Also available electronically through the ANSI eStandards Store.
The ATCC SDO has recently published its third voluntary consensus standard, ANSI/ATCC ASN-0003-2015 Species-Level Identification of Animal Cells through Mitochondrial Cytochrome c Oxidase Subunit 1 (CO1) DNA Barcodes; and this too is available electronically through the ANSI eStandards Store.