Culture Collections


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  • RA

    Retinoic Acid

  • RAMC

    Royal Army Medical Corps; locations specified in the text or, if unspecified, Millbank, London, UK

  • RCD (Research Council Deposit)

    Some cell lines in the General and Hybridoma collections at ECACC were deposited by the Research Council or with the aid of a Research Council grant. UK non-profit making organisations may receive a single ampoule of each RCD cell line free of charge. Please note that carriage charges will still apply

  • Resuscitation

    Process of reviving cells from a frozen state.

  • RH

    Collection of Dr R Hugh, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

  • RPMI

    Roswell Park Memorial Institute. Often used as an abbreviation for RPMI 1640 nutrient medium.

  • RVC

    Royal Veterinary College, London, UK

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