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…