Just send us the following information for each cell culture to be deposited:
(a) A completed General Cell Collection Deposit Form (opens in new window)
(b) Any references or patent information associated with the development or use of the cell line
Following receipt of this information, ECACC will assess the Biohazard rating and Genetically Modified (GM) status of the cell line.
Before we can receive or collect new deposits ECACC will notify you of acceptance of your cell line(s).
How do I submit My Deposits to ECACC?
We strive to make the deposit of cell lines into the ECACC collections as easy as possible for you the depositor. Once you are notified by the Culture Collections / ECACC of acceptance of a cell line we will work with you to arrange transit of the cell line to ECACC. Please read the following guidelines which outline the practicalities and documentation required:
Frozen Vials must be sent in a polystyrene insulated container provided by ECACC. This consists of a polystyrene box labelled with the return address and appropriate dry ice markings containing a document wallet, a 10 x 10 tray and a tray plan. You will be required to provide at least 8kg of dry ice (solid CO2) to completely fill the box.
Growing Cultures should be sent in 25cm2 non-vented flasks. Fill the flask to the neck with culture medium then ensure the lid is tightly fastened and wrapped with parafilm. Wrap each flask in sufficient absorbent material to hold the total volume of the culture media should leakage occur and place in a plastic bag. ECACC will provide a polystyrene box, labelled with the return address, containing polystyrene chips and a document wallet, for you to send the cells to ECACC.
Culture Collections staff are here to ensure that the deposit of cell cultures into our collection is a trouble-free experience. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
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