JCRB Cell Bank


Sekisui XenoTech has teamed up with the National Institute of Biomedical Innovation to bring you access to roughly 1,100 cell lines worldwide. Sekisui XenoTech is the exclusive US provider of JCRB's comprehensive catalog of 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

To view the complete list of cells offered by XenoTech through JCRB, please click here.

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...

To view the complete list of cells offered by XenoTech through JCRB, please click here.

If you are interested in purchasing a cell line offered by JCRB, please 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.

All pricing on the JCRB website is inclusive of shipping & handling to North America.
While you are placing your order request online through JCRB, XenoTech will 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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