The Cell lines Collection has lymphocyte cell lines (LCLs) and a limited number of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs).  They were processed, transformed (using the Epstein Barr Virus – EBV) and are now stored on our behalf by the European Collection of Authenticated Cell Cultures (ECACC) within Public Health England (PHE). The majority of samples from the DNA Bank Collection have a matching cell line here.

Samples will not be released without the approval of the MND Association. Thus all enquiries for access should be made via

The Cell lines are further divided into two ranges: Familial range and Sporadic range


How to apply for samples

For further information and support contact our MND Connect helpline

mndconnect 0808 802 6262