Cell Banking Services, Science and Research

Cell_Banking_Cell_Bank_pic Using 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).

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We hope to excite your curiosity in contemporary biological concepts and practices, because recent discoveries have created a lot of potential for growth in the industry. Cell banking is important method beneficial to many types of scientific experiments, and has many practical implications. These range from biomedical treatments to common ailments (such as stem cells) to environment-friendly solutions to pollution. There is even potential for study or improvement of biofuels, which can be renewable and easily produced. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more in-depth explanations and definitions.