1. Collection
Registered Number 781
Acronym RCB
Full Name RIKEN Cell Bank
Institution RIKEN (The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Assoc.Prof. Tadao Ohno
Postal Address RIKEN Cell Bank, Koyodai 3-1-1,Tsukuba Science City,Ibaraki,305-0074
Country Japan
Telephone 1 (81) 298-36-3611
Fax 1 (81) 298-36-9130
E-mail 1 cellbank@rtc.riken.go.jp
Homepage http://www.riken.go.jp/r-world/research/lab/tsukuba/gene/cell/index.html 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
5. Personnel
Director Assoc.Prof. Tadao Ohno
Curator Assoc. Prof. Tadao Ohno (Cell Biology,Immunology)
Mrs. Kaoru Saijo (Core-technician,Mammalian Cell Culture)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Immunology
Cell biology
Culture and preservation methods
Molecular biology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Liquid N2(animal cell lines)
Subculturing(animal cell lines)
Control of the culture viability after freeze-thawing
HIV and HCV contamination, and other appropriate markers
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from From the collections in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Cell lines: human 716 0
Others 939 0
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Cell lines: human
Others
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability \N
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Publish own catalogue
Included in a regional catalogue
Published the first catalogue in 1988 year(s)
Planning to publish the 5th edition in 2001
Online Catalogue
10. Services
Services Distribution
Storage service
Other Service Long-term collaboration on tumor immunology
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1998-07-03
Date of Reply 2000-03-17