DDC Signs Distribution Deal with Fisher Scientific to Offer Cell Line Authentication Services to Researchers Worldwide

DDC Medical, a division of DNA Diagnostics Center, has signed a distribution deal with Fisher Scientific, a leading global supplier of Life Sciences equipment and services, to offer cell line authentication and Mycoplasma detection services to researchers in North America and Europe. The partnership was launched in Orlando, Florida in late January, and the European…

Cell Line Authentication: Ensuring The Validity of Research

It has been a year since the ATCC Standards Development Organization (ATCC-SDO) released the consensus standard (ANS-0002) for authentication of human cell lines. Since then, a growing list of organizations and journals have strongly recommended adding cell line authentication as a requirement for funding and/or publication of research findings, and for good reason. Studies have…

DDC Partners with Leading Universities to Provide Cell Line Authentication Services

DDC announced today its partnership with the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department at Harvard University, among others, to provide authentication DNA testing services for cell lines used in research. These services are part of researchers’ strategic response to the new guidelines issued to combat cell line misidentification and contamination that have led to invalidated studies in human…

New Cell Line Authentication Guidelines

On January 31, the ATCC Standards Development Organization (ATCC-SDO) released the consensus standard for researchers to ensure the identity and authenticity of cell lines used in scientific studies. This long-awaited development comes after calls from leading scientists for improved authentication practices, which highlighted the number of cross-contaminated and misidentified cell lines that subsequently invalidated a…

DDC Unveils Cell Line Authentication Services at Scientific Conference

DDC’s associate laboratory director, Dr. Thomas Reid, will be presenting a scientific poster detailing the techniques used in DDC’s cell line authentication service this weekend at the American Society of Cell Biology (ASCB) Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. The integrity of cell lines used in scientific research has been shown to be compromised in many…