Cell Banking Services, Science and ResearchUsing cryovials stored in liquid nitrogen (LN2), cell samples are frozen down in order to store them for long periods in what we call a “bank” for cells. There are different types of cell banking, including Master Cell Banks (MCB) and Working Cell Banks (WCB).
Biology laboratories offer cell banking services to store most mammalian, insect, avian and stem cell lines. Development of protein-overexpression or RNAi cell lines is costly and forms the foundation of many research efforts, therefore cells line should be stored off-site, yet still accessible. Cells may become compromised due to contamination or equipment failure, so using professional cell banking service as a backup site can be advantageous. Cell banking resource (CellBanking.net) provide biological concepts of cell banking, research methods, and list of available commercial services. Most scientists and researchers interested in cell banking services use a biology or preclinical CRO, a contract research organization, which can make cell banking a much easier process meeting quality control and regulatory requirements.
Commercial services include non-GLP and GLP-compliant cell banking services. Cell line cryovials with WCB and MCB are stored either at -70°C, or in liquid nitrogen. Altogen Labs offers both non-GLP and GLP-compliant cell banking services (read more about GLP cell banking services).
Information related to cell banks and other biology research services:
- Cell Banking: FAQs
- Companies providing cell banking services: Altogen Labs
- MCB, WCB cell bank generation services: Link
- GLP-compliant cell banking services: Link
- Cryopreservation and cell transfection products and kits: Link
- In vivo transfection resource: Link
- NOD/SCID xenograft animal models: Link