Biological Products Core


We provide the AIDS research community with access to biological research products, most of which are unique and not available from other sources. These are obtained at no cost by extramural laboratories through a material transfer agreement between the requesting institution and the National Cancer Institute.

These research products include:

  • Purified Human and Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SHIV)
  • Purified, control microvesicles,
  • HIV-1 p24 antigen capture immunoassay key reagents (including assay support)
  • Purified monoclonal antibodies, and purified cytokines

We can produce and purify your particular HIV or SIV strain with the aim of initially supporting your research projects and eventually making your it available to the AIDS research community in general.  Additionally, in concert with enabling support for other sections and cores in the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program, we have substantial experience in the development of cell lines and clones producing HIV or SIV “strains” of interest – including ones producing high SU protein content virions.