Welcome to the portal for the NCI-Frederick Repositories. This page provides users
with a convenient link to web pages for all repository relevant services.
The Central Repository
Services provides the research community at the NCI with various cryogenic
services, including low-temperature storage from +4° C to -196° C, controlled-rate
freezing, computerized inventory and distribution of samples.
The Biological Resources
Branch (BRB) manages the NCI Preclinical Repository, which contain buld cytokines,
monoclonal antibodies, cytokine standards, imaging agents, and other useful research
reagents that are maintained under carefully controlled storage conditions. The
purpose of this facility is to maitnain a constant and uniform supply of high quality
reagents for scientists at non-profit as well as commercial establishments.
The NCI Mouse Repository
is an NCI-funded resource for mouse cancer models and associated strains. The repository
makes strains available to all members of the scientific community (academic, non-profit,
and commercial). NCI Mouse Repository strains are maintained as live colonies or
cryoarchived as frozen embryos, depending on demand. Up to three breeder pairs may
be ordered from live colonies. Cryoarchived strains are supplied as frozen embryos
or recovery of live mice by the NCI Mouse Repository may be requested.
Tumor Repository is maintained by the Division of Cancer Treatement and Diagnosis
(DCTD) and houses transplantable invivo-derived tumors and in vitro-established
tumor cell lines from the various species. These materials are available to qualified
investigators via an on-line catalog.
NCI considers the
Natural Products Repository as a national resource, and extracts from the
Repository are available either in vials or in 96 well plates for distribution to
qualified organizations through the Open Repository Program and the Active Repository
Program. Access to these programs will be subject to signing a Material Transfer
Agreement protecting the rights of all parties (see Conditions of Access to Active
and Open Repositories).