Coronavirus (COVID-19)-related research reagents available from the NIBSC

Information for customers- changes to the NIBSC ordering process from 6 May 2019

Airfreight price increases - Due to significantly increased costs to the NIBSC, we have had to increase the charge to customers for sending orders by airfreight. For orders received on, or after, 1st April 2020 the following charges will apply: Airfreight £655 (Previously £455); Airfreight Dangerous Goods £945 (Previously £500). Courier Prices are not affected.

The NIBSC provides a wide range of biological reference materials and reagents, including WHO international standards, influenza reagents, Quality Control Reagents Unit (QCRU) reagents and other CE-marked IVD reagents.

All biological reference materials, influenza reagents and IVD products are available to buy online.

We also hold over 6,000 research reagents managed by the Centre for AIDS Reagents (CFAR). The CJD Resource Centre supplies characterised materials for developing and evaluating diagnostic tests for Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD).

We are also active in the field of cell biology. We are the home of the UK Stem Cell Bank which provides a world-leading resource of ethically- sourced, quality-controlled human embryonic and other stem cell lines for research applications. Future plans include banking and distribution of EU Tissue and Cells Directive-compliant human stem cell lines. We also provide cell lines for use in the manufacture and testing of vaccines.