HipSci Bardet-Biedl syndrome cell lines are available from ECACC

Twenty-Seven Bardet-Biedl syndrome iPS cell lines from HipSci are now available from ECACC. These tissue samples were contributed to the HipSci project by University College London.

Bardet-Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a ciliopathy with multisystem involvement. It is an inherited genetic disorder, for which mutations in many different genes can be responsible. HipSci’s BBS cell lines come from individuals in which the disease-causing mutation is not in the same gene across the cohort of individuals. For more information on the Bardet-Biedl syndrome cell lines please see the Bardet-Biedl section of our HipSci data browser.

Scientists can now obtain over two hundred quality-certified HipSci cell lines to conduct their own academic research. Cells lines in our HipSci data browser are marked with their current ‘banking status’. You can filter to display only lines that are currently available from ECACC.

If you require a large panel of different HipSci lines (20 plus) then contact ECACC (culturecollections@phe.gov.uk) for a special quotation.