JCRB Cell Bank


SEKISUI XenoTech has teamed up with the National Institute of Biomedical Innovation to bring you access to over 1,300 cell lines worldwide. SEKISUI XenoTech is the exclusive provider of JCRB's comprehensive catalog of cell lines in the USA and Canada. Our European distributor, tebu-bio, is the exclusive European distributor of the JCRB cell lines.

The Japanese Collection of Research Biosources Cell Bank, or JCRB, was founded by the ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare in 1984. They provide one of the most comprehensive cell banks in the world to users across the globe.

Types of cell lines offered include:
  • General cells
  • Luciferase-expressing cancer cells
  • Mouse homozygous mutant ES cells
  • Immortalized Mesenchymal stem cells
  • Genetically-modified cells

Download a list of cell lines offered by JCRB through SEKISUI XenoTech or search the entire database.

SARS/CoV-2 Susceptible Cell Line Available

JCRB1819 is a VeroE6 cell line expressing the transmembrane serine protease TMPRSS2, isolated from African Green monkey tissue. TMPRSS2 was found in a recent peer-reviewed publication to be “highly susceptible” to infection by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the name for the virus in the disease now known as COVID-19. This cell line can be used to isolate and propagate the virus for research and treatment/vaccine development. Importantly, results from the study “reveal that, in common with SARS- and Middle East respiratory syndrome-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 infection is enhanced by TMPRSS2.”
Find out more information in our blog post, “New TMPRSS2-Expressing Cell Line for COVID-19 Research.”​
Some of the most commonly requested cell lines include:
  • HuH-7 well-differentiated human hepatocellular carcinoma cell line
  • Kuramochi undifferentiated carcinoma, ascites
  • EBC-1 squamous cell carcinoma
  • Ovkate human cell line derived from ovarian tumor
  • Ovsaho human cell line derived from ovarian tumor
  • MBT2 bladder carcinoma
  • KHYG-1 human natural killer cell line with a p53 point mutation as a model for p53-associated leukemogenesis and a model for differentiation of NK/T cells
  • HuH28 human liver, bile duct carcinoma cell line
  • FU97 human stomach cancer cell line with AFP production
  • KMS-26 human myeloma cell line...

Download a list of cell lines offered by JCRB through SEKISUI XenoTech or search the entire database.

If you are interested in purchasing a cell line offered by JCRB, please contact us or proceed to order online through the JCRB website (payment will not be due at time of order) and SEKISUI XenoTech will take care of the rest. If you are located in Europe, please contact your local tebu-bio office.

All pricing on the JCRB website is inclusive of shipping & handling. If you are placing your order request online through JCRB, SEKISUI XenoTech will still be handling all aspects of your product order, so if you have any questions, please contact us.

If you need additional help navigating the JCRB website to place your order, please view the stepwise ordering procedure.


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JCRB Order Cancellation Policy
If for any reason, the purchaser wishes to cancel a pending order, they must adhere to this cancellation policy. All order cancellation requests must be made PRIOR to JCRB’s shipment of the order to SEKISUI XenoTech. Once an order has been shipped from JCRB to SEKISUI XenoTech, that order is no longer eligible for cancellation or refund. Shipments from JCRB to SEKISUI XenoTech occur bi-weekly on Friday. If you have specific questions pertaining to the shipping calendar or regarding this policy, please contact a SEKISUI XenoTech representative.