In collaboration with leading research institutions, ATCC has developed a simple, streamlined material deposit process for new microbial strains and cell lines. The Biomaterial Contributor Network (BCN) enables member institutions to create a lasting impact on science around the globe by making these important research materials available to future generations of scientists through the ATCC. Additionally, member institutions have the opportunity to receive a share of the revenue generated from the sale and / or licensing of materials developed at their institution and subsequently supplied by ATCC’s global distribution network. Thousands of unique biological materials have been deposited under these agreements to date. Initiate a deposit today!

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Charter Contributors

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
  • George Mason University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, San Francisco
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Wake Forest University

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • National University of Singapore
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Florida
  • University of Toronto

  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Colorado State University
  • King's College London
  • Northwestern University
  • University of California, Irvine
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Virginia
  • Pennsylvania State University

  • US Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS)
  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 
  • Michigan State University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of Maryland
  • Virginia Tech