International Reagent Resources


The International Reagent Resource (IRR) was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide registered users with reagents, test kits, and information for the study and detection of emerging bacterial and viral pathogens, as well as outbreak response. The IRR acquires, authenticates, and produces reagents that scientists need to carry out basic research and develop improved diagnostic tests, vaccines, and detection methods.Flu

Public health labs also use the reagents across the globe for the surveillance ATCCof newly emerging strains of Influenza, such as Influenza (H1N1) and (H5N1). By centralizing these functions within the IRR, access to and use of these materials in the scientific and public health community is monitored and quality control of the reagents is assured.

The International Reagent Resource is managed under contract by American Type Culture Collection (ATCC).

Please login to search the catalog for all available items. Scientists must be registered with IRR to request materials.

 See other ways IRR is supporting global surveillance of emerging pathogens and emergency response efforts.

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