BEI Resources

BEI Resources was established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to provide reagents, tools, services, and information related to the NIAID research portfolio. Priority infectious diseases supported by BEI Resources include Category A, B, and C priority pathogens, emerging infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, and non-pathogenic microbes. BEI Resources identifies, acquires, produces, stores, deaccessions, disposes, and distributes biological and chemical research organisms and materials. By centralizing these functions within BEI Resources, access to and use of these materials in the scientific community is monitored, and quality control of the reagents is assured.

In addition to supplying the infectious disease community with materials, BEI Resources also encourages and supports the deposit of materials from researchers and institutions. Depositing materials with BEI Resources has many advantages to the researcher and the research community including secure storage, community access, and distribution, all while protecting the intellectual property rights of the depositor. The BEI Resources repository will be maintained as a resource for researchers as long as there is a need.  Your deposit into BEI Resources is a long-term investment to aid future research.

BEI Resources has been managed under contract by American Type Culture Collection (ATCC) since 2003.  A seven-year contract to continue managing BEI Resources was awarded to ATCC in October 2023. In January 2024, the scope of BEI Resources expanded to include the research materials and services previously provided through the NIH HIV Reagent Program.

You can search our catalog of reagents for a list of items in our current catalog.  Scientists must be registered with BEI Resources to request materials.