To ATCC Valued Customers,

ATCC stands ready to support our customers’ needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Our first job is to listen to and observe what our customers need, and meet those needs with quality products and services. While we are not currently experiencing delays due to this pandemic, we expect that we could see them as the situation evolves. If you experience any issues, please contact ATCC Customer Service at For Technical questions please contact Thank you for your understanding, patience and flexibility as ATCC does everything it can to help reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic to our valued customers.

Biomaterial Storage and Project Management

ATCC is your trusted source for your biobanking needs, as we have a long history of safe operations in storing biological materials.

  • Both the cGMP compliant and the non-cGMP biorepository services offer secure and confidential storage of valuable materials.
  • All information concerning stored materials is retained in confidence and all rights to materials remain with the customer.
  • Biological material is available only to you or a third party that is designated by you in writing. We can ship worldwide, directly to you or to your specified third party.
Enhanced features for cGMP-compliant biobanking
  • Dedicated and validated units, with access restricted to cGMP-trained staff with QC and QA oversight.
  • Tracking labels are supplied to ensure the proper segregation immediately upon receipt at ATCC.
  • Separate storage boxes for each cell bank or multiple banks in one box (customer’s option). Only one customer per storage box.
cGMP- and non-cGMP biobanking capabilities
Capabilities cGMP Non-cGMP
Extensive support of MCB & WCB production
Extensive support of MCB & WCB biobanking and distribution
Sample processing and analysis
Long-term storage of biomaterial in a secure, controlled, & monitored environment
Designed for large-scale capacity storage of cell lines, microorganisms, & other biological materials
Flexible storage level choices: sample, box, rack, shelf, or unit
Dedicated and validated units, with access restricted to cGMP-trained staff
Separate storage boxes for each bank, or multiple banks in one box (customer’s option)
Separate storage units between cell lines & other material (i.e. microbes, nucleic acids)
Only one customer per storage level of sample, box, rack, shelf, unit (customer’s option)
Direct quality oversight of all unit entry and retrieval activities
Cold chain support and management upon receipt, inventory movements, and distributions
Regulatory compliance support for imports, exports, and domestic transports