Welcome To ICLAC

The International Cell Line Authentication Committee aims to make false or misidentified cell lines more visible, and promote awareness and authentication testing as effective ways to combat the problem.

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What do the terms “authentication”, “cross-contamination”, and “misidentification” actually mean? Visit our Definitions page.

The ICLAC Register

ICLAC curates a Register of cell lines that are known to be misidentified through cross-contamination or other means. Visit the Register page to find out more.


Visit the News page to read about new releases of the ICLAC Register and problematic cell lines, including a warning about unauthenticated and pirated cell lines.

ICLAC is an independent committee with support from the scientific community. Thank you to ICLAC Members and Partner Organizations for your support.