Literature Overview on cell culture quality standards

Slowly but steadily standards and quality control (Qc and QA) enter the area of cell culture. However, in contrast to other areas the number of publications and articles in this field is very limited. Here, we continously collect publications that adress cell culture standards.


Good cell culture practice (GCCP)-an initiative for standardization and quality control of in vitro studies. The establishment of an ECVAM Task Force on GCCP].

Hartung T, Gstraunthaler G, Coecke S, Lewis D, Blanck O, Balls M.ALTEX 2001;18(1):75-8. German.

Good Cell Culture Practice. ECVAM Good Cell Culture Practice Task Force Report 1.

Hartung T, Balls M, Bardouille C, Blanck O, Coecke S, Gstraunthaler G, Lewis D: ECVAM Good Cell Culture Practice Task Force. Alternatives to laboratory animals: ATLA 2002 Jul-Aug;30(4):407-14.

Guidance on good cell culture practice. a report of the second ECVAM task force on good cell culture practice.

Coecke S, Balls M, Bowe G, Davis J, Gstraunthaler G


Quality of Biotechnological Products Q5A - Q5E

Derivation and Characterisation of Cell Substrates Used for Production of Biotechnological/Biological Products