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Human adenovirus 5


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The Human Adenovirus Type 5 Reference Material is now available. All new stocks of the reference material will be produced and authenticated at ATCC instead of by an outside working group.  Because of the necessary differences in manufacturing between new lots and the original 2001 production, there are a few changes to the reference material as compared to previous stocks. You can view a comparison here.

Product category
Product type
Animal virus
Viral reference material
Adenoviridae, Mastadenovirus, Human adenovirus C
Strain designation
Adenovirus Type 5 Reference Material
Genome sequenced strain
Assay development
Cell and gene therapy (CGT) development
Product format
Shipping information
Supplied in 20 mM TRIS, 25 mM NaCl, 2.5% glycerol, pH 7.5 (final measured pH)
Storage conditions
-70°C or colder
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ATCC highly recommends that appropriate personal protective equipment is always used when handling vials. For cultures that require storage in liquid nitrogen, it is important to note that some vials may leak when submersed in liquid nitrogen and will slowly fill with liquid nitrogen. Upon thawing, the conversion of the liquid nitrogen back to its gas phase may result in the vial exploding or blowing off its cap with dangerous force creating flying debris. Unless necessary, ATCC recommends that these cultures be stored in the vapor phase of liquid nitrogen rather than submersed in liquid nitrogen.

Detailed product information


Specific applications
Reference material



All new stocks of the Adenovirus Type 5 Reference Material will be produced and authenticated at ATCC instead of by an outside working group. To download the ARMWG Handling Guide from previous lots, click here. To learn about the differences between the lots produced by ARMWG and ATCC, click here.

Mycoplasma contamination
Not detected

Handling information

Handling notes

Original documentation for the Adenovirus Type 5 Reference Material produced by ARMWG can be accessed here.

Quality control specifications

Verification method
Whole-genome Sequencing


Adenovirus Reference Material Working Group (ARMWG)
Special collection
NCRR Contract
Cross references
GenBank AY339865 Human adenovirus C serotype 5, complete genome.

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Intended use
This product is intended for laboratory research use only. It is not intended for any animal or human therapeutic use, any human or animal consumption, or any diagnostic use.

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Curated Citations

Hutchins B Development of a reference material for characterizing adenovirus vectors Bioprocess. J. 125-28, 2002 Available from: BioProcessing Journal

Hutchins B, et al. Working toward an adenoviral vector testing standard. Mol. Ther. 2: 532-534, 2000. PubMed: 11124052

Nyberg-Hoffman C, et al. Sensitivity and reproducibility in adenoviral infectious titer determination.. Nat. Med. 3: 808-811, 1997. PubMed: 9212113

Smith GJ III, et al. Fast and accurate method for quantitating E. coli host-cell DNA contamination in plasmid DNA preparations.. BioTechniques 26: 518-526, 1999. PubMed: 10090994

Hoffman K. Strategies for host cell protein analysis. BioTechniques 13: 38-45, 2000.

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