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
ATCC provides a growing portfolio of clinically relevant animal viral strains, genomic and synthetic nucleic acids, antibodies, and antisera.
Explore the use of bacteriophages in food safety, antimicrobial resistance research, microbiome research, and phage typing.
Explore plasmid clones of viral genomes. Applications include use as positive controls, hybridization probes, or templates for amplification.
Support your plant disease research with a variety of plant viruses, related antisera, and molecular clones.
We offer immunological reagents to many viral agents, including neutralizing antisera, ascites fluid, and monoclonal antibodies.
ATCC nucleic acids can save you the time and expense of isolating DNA or RNA yourself. Explore our collection of genomic and synthetic preparations.
These high-titer, purified viruses are quantified by ddPCR for assay development, basic research, and screening studies.
Human adenovirus and AAV preparations can be used to calibrate the infectious titer and particle concentration of your laboratory's adenoviral and AAV vector controls.
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.Explore now
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.Get the Guide
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.Download the application note