ATCC® Minis

ATCC Minis

Big quality in a tiny tube

ATCC® Minis are authentic ATCC cultures provided in a convenient frozen format that enables you to get your assays moving faster – Just open, plate, and go!
  • Glass-free six pack of ready-to-use strains in glycerol stock
  • Now stable for up to one year at -20°C*
  • 2D barcode for easy storage and tracking
  • Peel-off labels for fast and reliable recordkeeping

These single-use strains are compatible with VITEK® 2 cards and other quality control platforms and provide a time-saving and economical alternative to growing and banking strains for routine use. Download our free Application Note to learn more!


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*Some fastidious strains are not stable at -20°C. Please refer to the product sheet for an item's appropriate storage temperature.

Mini Strains

The ATCC® Minis collection comprises a number of quality control strains and biological standards offered in a convenient, ready-to-use frozen glycerol stock, including those that support United States Pharmacopeia (USP), European Pharmacopeia (EP), and Japanese Pharmacopeia (JP) compendial standards.

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Minis for VITEK® 2

To provide convenient reference materials for fast, accurate microbial identification using the VITEK® 2 system, ATCC has expanded its collection of quality control strains to include bacterial and fungal isolates in the ATCC Minis frozen format.

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Quality Control

ATCC provides top-quality microbial reference materials to help maintain outstanding quality control programs. These cultures are recommended for use in routine media sterility and growth promotion testing, the analysis of disinfectant and antimicrobial effectiveness, and microbial enumeration studies.

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