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)
Provides toxic algal species, including more than 700 strains that cause harmful algal bloom
Posted on: January 1, 2000
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Aloha Medicinals, Inc. Culture Bank
Offers stocks of edible fungi species
Posted on: December 7, 2000
Commercial provider
Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center (AGSC)
Provides Ambystoma mexicanum (Mexican axolotl salamander) models at multiple developmental stages
Posted on: January 1, 2000
University of Kentucky
American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)
Maintains more than 18,000 bacteria, 3,000 virus, and 7,600 fungus strains, over 3,400 cell lines, parasitic protozoa, algae, and more
Posted on: December 6, 2000
Nonprofit provider
Animal Biotech Industries, Inc.
Supplies high quality Yorkshire swine and swine tissue for biomedical research
Posted on: December 7, 2000
Commercial provider
Applied Mycology Lab (Northern Spalting)

Supplies cultures of wood-colonizing fungi for spalting

Posted on: December 6, 2000
Oregon State University
Aquatic Research Organisms, Inc.
Offers laboratory cultures of freshwater, estuarine, and marine invertebrates and fish
Posted on: January 23, 2017
Commercial provider
Aquatica BioTech
Supplies zebrafish, spotted puffer, and medaka fish models for biomedical research
Posted on: December 7, 2000
Commercial provider
Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center (ABRC)
Stores and distributes seeds for mutant, transgenic, and mapping Arabidopsis thaliana lines and related species
Posted on: January 1, 2000
Ohio State University
Archer Farms, Inc.
Supplies specific pathogen free Yorkshire swine as well as Dorset sheep
Posted on: December 7, 2000
Commercial provider
Arnold Arboretum
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
Posted on: December 15, 2016
Harvard University
Ascidian Stock Center (ASC)
Provides wildtype and transgenic ascidian (Ciona robusta and C. savignyi) models
Posted on: December 13, 2016
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bacillus Genetic Stock Center (BGSC)
Maintains genetically characterized strains, cloning vectors, and bacteriophages for the genus Bacillus and related bacteria
Posted on: January 2, 2000
Ohio State University
Bio Breeders, Inc.
Specializes in hamster models of human diseases
Posted on: December 7, 2000
Commercial provider
Biodefense and Emerging Infections Research Resources (BEI)
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
Posted on: December 2, 2000
American Type Culture Collection (ATCC)

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