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The CDC & FDA Antibiotic Resistance (AR) Isolate Bank provides curated collections of resistant organisms to help microbiologists, drug and diagnostic manufacturers, and researchers combat one of the world’s greatest infectious disease threats.

Isolates are gathered through CDC’s outbreak response and surveillance programs, validated and sequenced for testing, and then thoughtfully curated to increase lab efficiencies and public health innovations. The isolates represent samples from healthcare-associated, foodborne, gonorrhea, and community-associated infections.

The isolates are available at no cost to recognized and approved institutions.


Suggested citation: CDC and FDA Antibiotic Resistance Isolate Bank. Atlanta (GA): CDC. [cited date]

Contact us at ARbank@cdc.gov, or call 404-639-2180.

Version: 1.2.1

Updated: November 1, 2018

AR Isolate Bank
By the Numbers

23 panels
779 isolates
1582 orders
711 registered users


Suggested citation: CDC and FDA Antibiotic Resistance Bank. Atlanta (GA): CDC. [cited date]

Contact us at ARbank@cdc.gov, or call 404-639-2180.

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