Lymphoma Cell Bank Announced

The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF)has just launched the very first Mantle Cell Lymphoma (MCL) Cell Bank, a collection of various MCL cell lines created by scientists from all over the world. It was created to provide a single, centralized location where scientists can easily acquire high-quality, well-characterized MCL cell lines in an effort to accelerate discoveries in MCL. LRF is currently in the process of acquiring 15 different MCL cell lines. As additional cell lines become available they will be added to the Cell Bank.

The Cell Bank is chaired by Dr. Owen O'Connor of Columbia University and is housed at ATCC, the world's largest biological resource center and the most comprehensive source of reference cultures and reagents used by researchers in the academic and industry laboratories. The Cell Bank was made possible by the scientists who generously agreed to share their resources, including, Dr. Elias Campo, Dr. Richard Ford, and Dr. Junia Melo.

While it is not an immediate benefit to patients, it will broaden the number of researchers who can gain access for their studies.

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