send cell lines in mail

Caro Field Carolyn.Field at
Sat Nov 11 01:28:27 EST 1995

In article <dtyyu.3.0010A1E6 at>, dtyyu at (David Tak Yan Yu) wrote:

> It has been very troublesome for someone in the United States to
receieve cell 
> lines or monoclonal antibodies from outside the United States.  Apparently, 
> any items which contain fetal calf sera have to be pre-approved by the
Dept of 
> Agriculture.  I would appreciate if any one has suggestion to expediate the 
> process.

Would it be possible to request the cells to be sent in a serum-free medium? 
This would probably depend on the type of cells you're talking about, but
there seem to be more and more varieies of SFM, on the market these days
for a widening range of cell types.

Just a thought,

Carolyn.Field at           Department of Pathology
                                         University of Tasmania
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