Culture Collections

Disease and normal cohort collections

 Disease and normal cohorts

ECACC aims to help researchers in their investigation of disease by proving the tools required for quality, reproducible research. This includes supporting large patient cohort studies, providing services for PBL preparation and storage, and EBV immortalisation. ECACC also supplies authenticated cell lines for research including disease specific and control collections and iPSC collections.


Disease specific collections

MND Collection

The MND Collections are managed by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Association. The MND Collections Cell lines are easily accessible to researchers studying MND and developing new treatments.


Control collections

The Human random control collection is a collection of more than 700 B-lymphoblastoid cell lines derived from randomly selected UK Caucasian blood donors whose parents and grandparents were born in the UK or Ireland.


iPSC collections

ECACC is the official global distributor of iPSC lines from the European Bank of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (EBiSC) consortium and the Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Initiative (HipSci).

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EBiSC easily accessible iPSC for medical researchers studying both diseases and developing new treatments.                                                                                                          

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HipSci a large, high-quality reference panel of human induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines.


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