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Cell lines are invaluable tools for biomedical research. Cancer cell lines are the foundation of cancer biology and the quest for drug treatments. Adenocarcinoma is a cancer of the epithelium (including colon) and originates in glandular tissue, such as skin surface layer and glands.


These human adenocarcinoma cell lines have been previously licensed to commercial parties for research into human adenocarcinoma treatments.

These cell lines are available through Public Health England ECACC. Please make your purchase through the links below.

Imperial Innovations requests that commercial/for profit parties contact them first to discuss the terms of supply prior to Innovations authorising the release of supplies from ECACC.



Phase contrast micrograph of HCA-46 (x70)


Please email quicktech@imperialinnovations.co.uk to discuss the release of these supplies.

The following cell lines are available:


Other similar cell lines are also available:


Target market

Industrial or academic R&D groups working in adenocarcinoma drug development.


Internal case number: 5129

Human Colon Adenocarcinoma cell line HCA-46

Dukes' stage C tumour cells obtained from sigmoid colon of 53 year old female

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