The International Cell Line Authentication Committee (ICLAC) is a voluntary group formed in March 2012 to make misidentified cell lines more visible to the research community, and promote awareness and authentication testing as effective ways to combat the problem.
Scientists have struggled with the problem of cell line cross-contamination for many years. With many now aware of the issue, the focus is increasingly on positive ways to address the problem. The key to a positive approach is authentication - testing your own cell line sample, and looking at the existing evidence to see if that cell line is misidentified.
For more information on ICLAC, see:
To download our list of cross-contaminated or otherwise misidentified cell lines, see: