Database of US Providers of Research Organisms

Living organisms, germplasm, tissue, and related biological products are essential for biomedical and life science research. Stock centers, living collections, and other providers offer scientists access to organisms for studies aimed at improving the health of humans, animals, and ecosystems. This FASEB database is intended to help investigators identify providers located in the US, spanning the academic, nonprofit, government, and commercial sectors. Please contact us if you are a provider and wish to be added to the database or to update your entry.

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Algal Resources Collection (ARC)
Posted on: January 1, 2000
Provides toxic algal species, including more than 700 strains that cause harmful algal bloom
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Aloha Medicinals, Inc. Culture Bank
Posted on: December 7, 2000
Offers stocks of edible fungi species
Commercial provider
Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center (AGSC)
Posted on: January 1, 2000
Provides Ambystoma mexicanum (Mexican axolotl salamander) models at multiple developmental stages
University of Kentucky
Amphibians and Reptiles; Vertebrates;
American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
Posted on: December 6, 2000
Maintains more than 18,000 bacteria, 3,000 virus, and 7,600 fungus strains, over 3,400 cell lines, parasitic protozoa, algae, and more
Nonprofit provider
Algae; Archaea; Bacteria; Fungi; Protists; Viruses;
Animal Biotech Industries, Inc.
Posted on: December 7, 2000
Supplies high quality Yorkshire swine and swine tissue for biomedical research
Commercial provider
Ungulates; Vertebrates;
Applied Mycology Lab (Northern Spalting)
Posted on: December 6, 2000
Supplies cultures of wood-colonizing fungi for spalting
Oregon State University
Aquatica BioTech
Posted on: December 7, 2000
Supplies zebrafish, spotted puffer, and medaka fish models for biomedical research
Commercial provider
Fish; Vertebrates;
Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center (ABRC)
Posted on: January 1, 2000
Stores and distributes seeds for mutant, transgenic, and mapping Arabidopsis thaliana lines and related species
Ohio State University
Archer Farms, Inc.
Posted on: December 7, 2000
Supplies specific pathogen free Yorkshire swine as well as Dorset sheep
Commercial provider
Ungulates; Vertebrates;
Arnold Arboretum
Posted on: December 15, 2016
Maintains over 15,000 accessioned plants, specializing in temperate woody trees, shrubs, and vines, and provides scholars with access to vouchered specimens, tissue, or propagules for research
Harvard University
Ascidian Stock Center (ASC)
Posted on: December 13, 2016
Provides wildtype and transgenic ascidian (Ciona robusta and C. savignyi) models
University of California, Santa Barbara
Invertebrates; Marine;
Bacillus Genetic Stock Center (BGSC)
Posted on: January 2, 2000
Maintains genetically characterized strains, cloning vectors, and bacteriophages for the genus Bacillus and related bacteria
Ohio State University
Bacteria; Viruses;
Bio Breeders, Inc.
Posted on: December 7, 2000
Specializes in hamster models of human diseases
Commercial provider
Rodents and Rabbits; Vertebrates;
Biodefense and Emerging Infections Research Resources (BEI)
Posted on: December 2, 2000
Supplies researchers with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) priority pathogens, emerging infectious disease agents, non-pathogenic microbes, vectors, toxins, and related materials
American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
Bacteria; Fungi; Insects; Invertebrates; Protists; Roundworms and Flatworms; Viruses;
Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center (BDSC)
Posted on: January 6, 2000
Distributes over 58,000 Drosophila melanogaster stocks for characterizing genes and cellular processes and for modeling human health and disease
Indiana University
Insects; Invertebrates;

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