Deposit of Cell Lines in the Public Collection

The DSMZ welcomes new cell lines for accession. Expansion, quality control, characterization and distribution of cell lines are costly. Hence, evidence of utility and the likelihood of demand for each new cell line is necessary to justify accessioning. The DSMZ Cell Lines Bank accessions only continuous cell lines (including hybridomas) which have been published or are in the process of publication.

Please contact us at the address below should you wish to deposit a continuous cell line. We have prepared a simple form which records the name and address of the originator, the history of the cell line including clinical patient data, key publications, cell characteristics, and recommended culture conditions.

Please contact:

       Dr. R.A.F. MacLeod
       DSMZ - Department of Human and Animal Cell Lines
       Inhoffenstr. 7b
       D-38124 Braunschweig, Germany
       Phone: +49-531-2616-157
       Fax: +49-531-2616-150
       E-mail: rml(at)