The department offers more than 800 cell lines for scientific purposes.

Customer Support


For questions concerning DSMZ cell lines in regards to purchase order processing please contact:

Dagmar Rese

Anne-Leena Koelz

Pia Palm

For questions concerning DSMZ cell lines in regards to

  • scientific inquiries
  • handling and cultivation of our cell lines

please contact: 

Dr. Klaus Steube

Quality Assurance


The collection currently comprises more than 700 cell lines originating from various species and tissues or diseases. Prior to accessioning in the public cell culture collection, the cell lines are tested and characterized in depth to meet the highest quality standards. Each cell line comes with a datasheet enabling users to choose those likely best to meet their needs. Information on our comprehensive quality assurance programs are summarized in the following chapters: