A partnership that empowers your cell line selection


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A partnership that empowers your cell line selection

We unite with ATCC to deliver a transformative database of authenticated cell 'omics data

What powerful partnerships come to mind when you think of great collaborations? The two big Steves (Jobs and Wozniak) who became digital giants? The unstoppable Williams sisters who teamed up on the tennis court to win 4 Grand Slam tournaments and three Olympic golds? Marie and Pierre Curie, one of the greatest science duos of all time, who discovered radioactivity?

Their inspirational legacies leave us all in awe and remind us of the magic and impact of combining two strong and innovative forces.  

Teaming up to accelerate preclinical research

We’ve got another exciting partnership to share with you, and if you’re a preclinical researcher, prepare to be thrilled. Our recent collaboration with ATCC combines our strength of collecting, integrating and manually curating high-quality ‘omics data with ATCC’s authenticated, traceable and highly trusted cell lines. The result? A powerful tool that the drug development industry can’t afford to ignore.

Because as a preclinical researcher, you know choosing the right cell lines for your studies is crucial. Yet the selection process is often challenging due to the lack of access to genomic profiles before purchasing cell lines. Our new tool—ATCC Cell Line Land, which was born from our partnership with ATCC—revolutionizes cell line selection by providing authenticated cell line ‘omics data.

So, let’s explore what’s so great about this partnership and how authenticated cell line ‘omics data will expedite cell line selection to enhance your preclinical studies.

The challenge of cell line selection

Selecting appropriate cell lines for preclinical experiments is critical but is often a hit-or-miss process. Until recently, you couldn’t reliably access the genomic profiles of specific cell lines before purchasing them. This led to uncertainties regarding gene expression, mutations and other essential characteristics needed for successful experiments. Cell lines can also undergo changes and mutations over time, further complicating the selection process. This ‘identity crisis’ of cell lines means you need to identify and characterize their genomic profiles before you invest time and resources using them in your experiments.

The power of authenticated ‘omics data

Authenticated cell line ‘omics data provide traceable sequencing data linked to specific cell line lots. Our collaboration with ATCC enables you to access transcriptomic datasets from human and mouse cell lines, primary cells and primary tissues. 

The genomic profiles of ATCC cell lines are traceable, so you can map them back to specific lots in the biorepository freezer. This information empowers you to make informed decisions when purchasing cell lines and eliminates the need for extensive sequencing and analysis work.

Advantages of authenticated data

Authenticated ‘omics data ensures reproducibility and predictability in studies. This means you can expect consistent and reliable results because the selected cell lines carry the desired genes and traits. Our collaboration with ATCC addresses concerns about the robustness and reliability of preclinical research, as evidenced by a high prevalence of irreproducible studies. By using authenticated data, you can mitigate risks, save time and more efficiently allocate resources.

Accessing authenticated cell line ‘omics data

So, how can you access authenticated cell line ‘omics data? It’s easy—you subscribe to the ATCC Cell Line Land database. Our partnership with ATCC allows seamless access to the data and identification of the exact cell lines you need for your experiments. The database is continually expanding with thousands of new samples each year, ensuring a wide range of cell line options. You can also request specific cell lines for priority addition to the database.

Tips for effective cell line selection

When choosing cell lines, it’s essential to avoid common pitfalls. Relying solely on published journal articles or assuming that public data are vetted can lead to unreliable results. You’ve got to trust the source material and authenticate expressions, mutations, and other traits to establish a strong foundation for your work. While using ATCC Cell Line Land may involve a slight deviation from how you usually work, its advantages far outweigh any adjustments you need to make.

Cell line selection made easy

Streamline your workflows; save time and resources

Cell line selection is a critical factor for successful preclinical studies. Thanks to our collaboration with ATCC, preclinical researchers like you can now access authenticated cell line ‘omics data, ensuring informed decisions before purchasing cell lines. By leveraging ATCC Cell Line Land, you’ll streamline your workflows, save time and resources, and enhance the predictability and reproducibility of your studies. 

Our partnership is a significant milestone on the road to advancing preclinical research and supporting your success in drug development.

Choose the right cells for your preclinical studies, every time