Important Link
NRFC Access Centre (AAHL)


Cell Line Request/ Distribution

The fish cell lines are available for distribution to the researchers/ academicians on request for free. The requester(s) are required to download the Request & MTA (Material Transfer Agreement) Form from the link given below and submit the duly filled and forwarded hardcopy of the Form through surface mail to the Director ICAR- NBFGR, Canal Ring Road, P.O.- Dilkusha, Lucknow-226002, Uttar Pradesh, India. The fish cell line will be delivered as a monolayer in a standard T25 (of 25 cm2 size) flask. The cell line order will be processed and delivered after approval of competent authority of ICAR-NBFGR, which usually takes around 10-15 days for most of the fish cell lines to be delivered.
For accessing fish cell lines and biological material for research by Foreign National or Section 3(2) Companies registered in India or by the companies for commercial utilization, the requesters need to visit the website of National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), Chennai, India (i.e., where one has to fill the right form and can e-file also. NBA will communicate necessary approval to the requester(s). After getting communication of necessary approval, requester can write to NRFC for cell line(s). ICAR-NBFGR under its repository will process to send the material to the requester(s) after signing the Material Transfer Agreement (MTA). The Laws under Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and as stipulated by NBA are applicable to such exchange(s), IPR and ABS. Under collaborative funded programs, direct request can be made by partners to NRFC. Cell line requests to Foreign Nationals/Researchers would strictly be in accordance to the procedures of NBA and on pick-up basis.

Charges levied towards handling/ processing of cell lines for distribution, with no cost of cell line(s):
     1. INR 3000/- (by courier in India for R&D works).
     2. INR 2500/- (collection in person by Indian for R&D works).
     3. INR 10,000/- (by courier in India for commercial uses).
     4. INR 9500/- (collection in person by Indian for commercial uses).
     5. US$ 200 (by courier in SAARC contraries for R&D works).
     6. US$ 350 (by courier in other countries for R&D works).
     7. US$ 500 (by courier in other countries, including SAARC, for commercial uses).

Payment for cell line can be done through DD/ NEFT/RTGS to the details provided below (in case of NEFT/RTGS transaction, please enclose a copy of the transaction order with the Request Form):

For Online Payment:

     Payment Gatway

For Demand Draft:

     DD in the name of ICAR Unit, NBFGR payable at Lucknow.

For NEFT/RTGS Transaction:

     Account Name: ICAR UNIT- NBFGR, Lucknow
     Account No.: 918020045053793
     Beneficiary Name: Director, NBFGR, Lucknow
     Account type: Current
     Bank Name: Axis Bank Ltd., Ground Floor, CP-4, Sector-I, Aashiana, LDA Colony, Kanpur Road, Lucknow -226012
     Branch code: 001878
     MICR No: 226211010
     RTGS IFS Code: UTIB0001878


    Download - Acknowledgement to NRFC in word
Download - Material Transfer Agreement for International organizations.docx
    Download - Request & MTA Form in word

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