Collection of human and animal cell lines, mainly from the American Type Culture Collection
Aim of the center is to collect, propagate and preserve cell lines and substrates from various sources and make them available to Italian researches.
Furthermore, research is aimed to characterise new cultures, optimise their use in virology and adapt some viruses to grow in particular conditions. In particular, the serial propagation of cells from mammalian organs (newborn pig kidney, pig embryo thyroid, newborn lamb kidney, embryo bovine kidney) is made to obtain permanent cell lines maintaining the sensitivity to viral infections typical of primary cultures.
On the cell lines collected, absence of contaminants is routinely checked.
Dott.ssa M. Ferrari
Centro Substrati Cellulari
c/o Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia e dell'Emilia Romagna
Via Bianchi, 9
25124 Brescia (Italy)
Phone: +39 030 22 90 248/263
Fax: +39 030 22 90 386
For information, get in touch with:
Istituto Nazionale per la Ricerca sul Cancro,
c/o Centro Biotecnologie Avanzate, Torre B - Piano 2
Largo Rosanna Benzi, 10 - I-16132 Genova - Italy
Tel: +39-0105558-289, Fax: +39-0105558-293