Repositories at the NCI at Frederick

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.

Central Repository

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.

NCI Preclinical Repository

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.

NCI Mouse Repository

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 Bank

The 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.

Natural Products

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).