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Vero (AC-free)

Vero (AC-free)

Catalogue No.


Cell Line Name

Vero (AC-free)

Cell Line Description

Vero cell line (ECACC catalogue no. 84113001) adapted to grow in animal component free medium (VP-SFM (Gibco cat no. 11681-020).

General Info



Release Conditions

Restricted - CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) licence required for all orders outside the United Kingdom


Tissue of Origin



Not specified


None Stated

Culture Conditions

Cell Type


Subculture Routine

In order to prevent syncitia formation, do not allow cells to become confluent. Split semi-confluent cultures 1:3 i.e. seeding at 4x10,000 cells/cm² using an animal component free dissociation reagent; incubate at 37°C. Please note: Once cells have detached from the flask it is necessary to neutralise the dissociation reagent using a compatible inhibitor . Centrifuge the cells; 100-150 x g for 3-5 minutes; count and re-suspend at the recommended seeding density in fresh medium

Culture Medium

VP-SFM (Gibco cat no. 11681-020) + 4mM Glutamine. When freezing cells down use culture medium (50:50 conditioned medium:fresh medium) + 10% DMSO.

Growth Mode


Additional Info


Dr. E. Penn, European Collection of Cell Cultures, Health Protection Agency, Porton Down, Salisbury,

Country of Origin

United Kingdom

Hazard Group (ACDP)

Hazard Group (ACDP) 2



None Specified By Depositor


Not Available

Available Formats

  • Frozen
  • DNA-5µg (100ng/µl)

If use of this culture results in a scientific publication, it should be cited in the publication as: Vero (AC-free) (ECACC 08011101).

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