Deposit Services

ATCC provides these deposit services to serve the needs of academic institutions and research organizations around the world.
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Patent Deposit Service

ATCC has been providing dependable storage of materials for patent purposes since 1949, long before depositing was a formal requirement of any patent office. Our patent depository currently includes more than 20,000 strains of biological materials.
BioEscrow

BioEscrow® Deposit

A deposit service that provides neutral, third-party assistance to academic research institutions and private sector companies that are exchanging proprietary biological materials, information or technology.
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Make a Deposit

ATCC is a private, nonprofit biological resource center (BRC) and research organization that holds contributions of research materials that are assets to the scientific community.
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Safe Deposit Services

Our safe deposit services  are consistent with ATCC's practices for handling and storage of materials entrusted to ATCC since its founding in 1925.