Respiratory Disease

ATCC supplies numerous microorganisms, cell lines, and primary cells to support research on respiratory diseases such as influenza, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and lung cancer.

Respiratory diseases are among the most common medical conditions worldwide. In the United States alone, millions suffer from microbial- or genetic-based disorders affecting the lungs, resulting in high incidences of morbidity and mortality as well as extensive healthcare costs. ATCC is aiding respiratory disease research efforts by providing a wide range of microbial and cellular cultures that support the investigation of:

  • Asthma 
  • COPD
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Influenza 
  • Lung cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis
  • And more...
  • ATCC microbial strains, cell lines, and primary cells provide you with the reliability of fully authenticated and characterized cultures for the development of vaccines, novel therapeutics, and rapid detection methods. Let ATCC help you get your respiratory disease research moving faster with high-quality cultures!

    Use the links below to find the resources you need. Or, contact the ATCC Sales Team.

    Microbial Strains

    Because the symptoms of many infectious respiratory diseases are non-specific, it is imperative that rapid and accurate detection methods continue to be developed. To support this need, ATCC offers a variety of bacterial, viral, and fungal strains known to cause respiratory disease in humans and animals.





    Cell Lines, Primary Cells, Stem Cells

    ATCC has a variety of cell lines derived from lung tissue representing the normal and diseased tissue of multiple species. Additionally, ATCC offers primary human airway cells and hTERT immortalized cells that offer more biologic relevance than cell lines. For Cystic Fibrosis researchers, ATCC supplies an Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell derived from a fibroblast of a donor with Cystic Fibrosis. These products are ideal for cancer research as well as the analysis of infectious and genetically predisposed respiratory diseases.


    Cell Lines

    Primary Airway Smooth Muscle Cells and Culture Systems

    hTERT Immortalized Bronchial Epithelial Cells and Culture Systems

    Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells - Cystic Fibrosis

    Products by Disease

    Respiratory diseases are caused by a diversity of etiologies, including microorganisms or gene mutation. ATCC offers a comprehensive collection of microbial and cellular cultures to support the research on a variety of conditions, including:



    Lung Cancer - Use the “Browse by:” feature to select additional cancer panels