Department of Cell Bank

National Cell Bank of Iran (NCBI) was established in 1993 at Pasteur Institute of Iran in order to provide the required human and animal cell lines to research centers and universities. This will help to develop cellular and molecular sciences and promote biotechnology.

Activities in progress

  • Centralized procurement and maintenance of animal cell lines.
  • Cell line production in the country.
  • Quality control and identification of stored cells.
  • Meeting the needs of research centers and universities for cell.
  • Legal registry of cells produced within the country.
  • Providing scientific advice to national research centers.
  • Research projects to produce cell lines.
  • Determination of characteristics of produced cells used in various research projects, including tissue engineering.

Future activities

  • Improving collections of hybridoma ad cell lines.
  • Preparation of collection of immortalized cell lines of patients with various genetic disorders.
  • Isolation and identification of valuable cells from various tissues of Iranian human and animal (cancerous and normal).
  • Research studies in various fields of tissue engineering.
  • Checking the compatibility of biomaterials, biocomposites,biocement, plant extracts and new drugs.
  • Cooperation in the production of biocompatible scaffolds such as production of synthetic tissues (Vessel, Bone & cartilage, gingiva and skin).


Cell Line Collections


Image Name Degree Position
  Shahin Bonakdar

PhD in Biomaterials


Head of Department, Assiatant Professortment
Mohammad Ali Shokrgozar PhD in Biological Products Faculty member
  Noushin Haghighipour PhD in Biomechanics Medical Engineering Faculty member, Assiatant Professor