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Critical solutions for established and emerging viral pathogens

The globalization of trade and travel has mediated the spread of viruses throughout the world, leading to significant disease among humans, plants, and animals. In recent years, we’ve seen the emergence of numerous pathogens, including Middle East respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus (MERS-CoV), pandemic Influenza A virus (H1N1), Zika virus, and Severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causative agent of COVID-19. 

The dangers of emerging pathogens are elevated by the limited availability or complete lack of diagnostic assays, vaccines, and effective antiviral therapies. Virologists who are dedicated to this research need high-quality materials to make progress.

The ATCC virology collection offers more than 2,000 viruses and associated reagents, including animal viruses, plant viruses, and bacteriophages. Our seed stock system ensures that every preparation made by ATCC is as close as possible to the original culture deposit. 

We established our collection in 1958 to support your critical research. As continuous outbreaks of established and emerging pathogens spur the need for scientific advances, ATCC remains committed to providing you with superior biomaterials to give you the best chance for success.

Discover our vast collection and resources below to further your virology research.

ATCC Virology Resources

Coronavirus cells.

Coronavirus research materials

We offer biological materials and resources to scientists who are developing novel diagnostics and therapeutics to help detect, study, and treat severe acute respiratory syndrome-related coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Explore our growing collection of BSL-1 and BSL-2 coronavirus controls, including genomic and synthetic RNA and heat-inactivated material.

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Transmission electron microscopic (TEM) image revealed the presence of hepatitis B virus (HBV) particles (orange). The round virions, which measure 42nm in diameter, are known as Dane particles.

ATCC Virology Guide

The propagation of viruses can vary significantly between species and can be quite challenging for isolates that have complex growth replication or handling requirements. That’s why we’ve prepared a comprehensive manual with our tips for handling, growing expanding, and preserving a wide variety of viruses.

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Virome Standards Application Note

ATCC has developed standardized reference materials for virome research, viral diagnostics, and next-generation sequencing assay optimization. Read the application note to explore the application of these standards throughout the different stages of a typical virome analysis workflow.

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