Cell Culture

One of Dr. Coriell’s many contributions to biomedical research was optimization of aseptic techniques to sustain human cells in culture, free from contamination.  Today, the Coriell Institute continues our namesake’s legacy of demonstrated excellence in cell culture technology, having developed gold standard practices in cell line establishment, cell characterization and cryopreservation.  With more than a half century of experience managing millions of vials of cells from an unparalleled breadth and diversity of human populations representing everything from presumed healthy controls through to the rarest genetic anomalies, you can trust us as your resource for cell culture services. 

Key Cell Culture Services at Coriell

  • Establishment of cell lines from tissue and blood
  • Fibroblasts, endothelial, smooth muscle, and epithelial cell cultures from biopsies
  • Epstein-Barr virus transformed lymphoblast lines
  • Isolation and cryopreservation of buffy coats (peripheral blood mononuclear cells)
  • Expansion of cell lines for distribution, stock maintenance, molecular and cytogenetic analysis
  • Quality control assessment of existing cell lines
  • Detection of mycoplasma contamination
  • Fail-safe storage of plasma, serum, and other biosamples
  • Controlled-access to samples and associated data
  • Redundant backup generators
  • Cell line integrity

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The Coriell Institute for Medical Research is certified to the ISO9001:2008 standard.