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I was wondering if anyone had shipped cells from the UK to the US and what problems/forms/regulations were involved.
The cells would have at one time been grown in medium containing FBS but would not be in contact with or be shipped with FBS.
The USA agencies seem to contradict themselves with some saying that shipment of cell lines does not require a licence with others saying that they do.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I think some USA agencies (especially USDA) are worrying about the spread of mad cow disease. I heard there are serum-free cell freezing medium available. Perhaps you can use it to freeze your cells and ship or dry ice.
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