Cell Banking

Cell Banking

C3 provides comprehensive mammalian and insect cell banking and cell storage services for many laboratories within the biotechnology, biomanufacturing, genomic, pre-clinical, bioassay development and research industries.
As the old saying goes, “don’t store all your eggs in one basket,” you should also ensure your cell line has secondary storage in case of an unforeseen event. C3 not only stores cell banks created in-house, we also offer disaster recovery storage of important cell lines, including primary cells.
  • Master Cell Bank (MS)
  • Research Use Only (RUO)/ Working Cell Bank
  • Banks of 5-300 vials per lot
  • Cell bank batch documentation and Certificate of Analysis
  • Fast turnaround times for cell expansion projects
  • Custom cell banking
  • Cell line distribution
    • Ship your vials globally
  • Comprehensive and optional cell bank testing
    • Identity (STR and WGS)
    • Mycoplasma
    • Sterility
Your cell banks are created under RUO/ GLP or GMP-CNC conditions and stored in a vapor phase liquid nitrogen (LN2) dewar. Each cell bank will undergo a test vial thaw to ensure viability and recoverability post cell banking activities. Our LN2 dewars are equipped with 24-hour monitoring via our building monitoring system (BMS), manually checked daily, housed in a secure area, and connected to back-up generators.