To ATCC Valued Customers,

ATCC stands ready to support our customers’ needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Our first job is to listen to and observe what our customers need, and meet those needs with quality products and services. While we are not currently experiencing delays due to this pandemic, we expect that we could see them as the situation evolves. If you experience any issues, please contact ATCC Customer Service at For Technical questions please contact Thank you for your understanding, patience and flexibility as ATCC does everything it can to help reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic to our valued customers.

Permit Requirements

ATCC will assist in obtaining the appropriate regulatory permits. ATCC will apply for the permit and will advise the depositor when the permit is issued.

  • Deposit materials to be shipped from outside the United States may require an import permit from various regulatory agencies, such as U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) or Public Health Service (PHS).
  • Deposit materials to be transferred within the United States may also require a transfer permit from various regulatory agencies, such as USDA.
  • USDA may require safety testing by USDA laboratories for some cell lines, hybridomas, and microorganisms before importation into the United States. Testing fees may be issued from USDA to depositor.
  • Approximately four or more weeks should be allowed to obtain permits.