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Incredible discoveries start with credible science

Scientific research has been critical for unlocking incredible breakthroughs in global health. Through the outstanding progress made by the life science community, we now have access to better therapeutics, safer food and water, and creative solutions for environmental issues. These advancements have not only improved human health but also the quality of life.

At ATCC, we want to empower researchers with the essential tools and information needed to generate new ideas and accelerate innovative discoveries. Explore our resources below to discover the cutting-edge techniques, advanced biological models, and impactful research that lead to the incredible breakthroughs that change lives. Together, we can transform the world through science.

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Agricultural research

The world’s population is continuing to grow rapidly, making it more important than ever that food production remains secure and sustainable. However, the emergence and spread of animal and plant pathogens presents a major threat to food safety. Discover why early detection of infectious plant and animal diseases is vital for preventing further loss of agricultural resources and minimizing the economic impact.

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Assay development

Assays offer scientists powerful tools for clinical and diagnostic research. These investigative procedures enable researchers to identify and measure the amount of a specific substance or evaluate the effects of a compound on a target biological process. The resulting data can then further essential advancements in life science research such as the discovery and evaluation of novel therapeutics, identification and tracking of infectious diseases, or diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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Advancements in science depend on the ability to reproduce published data; it provides the foundation for establishing new areas of research and translating insightful findings into life-saving therapies and effective diagnostic tools. However, misidentified and contaminated cell and microbial cultures can undermine experimental results and discredit preclinical studies. Learn more about the importance of authentication and explore the latest techniques.

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Culturing cells

The importance of cells in life science research cannot be overstated. From their vital role in vaccine development, biologics production, and microbial growth to their use as models in cancer research, drug discovery, and toxicology, human and animal cells have been essential for scientific progress. Explore our resources for expert tips and in-depth information on the best practices for reviving and maintaining cells in culture.

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Disease research

Through the persistent efforts of researchers and clinicians, many diseases that were once viewed as a death sentence can now be identified, prevented, and treated through modern medicine. While significant progress has been made throughout the years, there is still more work yet to be done. Discover how advanced biological models and clinically relevant strains can empower your disease research.

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Drug discovery

Drug discovery has a long history spanning from the folk remedies generated during the early days of human civilization to the booming pharmaceutical industry we know today. Throughout this time, drugs evolved from plant- and animal-based medicines to synthetically derived compounds that have since enhanced the ability of patients to overcome and survive disease. Explore how advanced models can expedite this process.

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Genetic engineering

Genetic engineering is the artificial manipulation of genomic material via biotechnology. Not only has this burgeoning field of research contributed to our understanding of individual genes and complex genetic pathways, it has also enabled researchers to find new ways to produce essential therapeutics needed for human survival. Discover more about this exciting field of research and how it can be applied toward vaccine manufacturing, cancer research, drug discovery, and more!

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