ARLG Virtual Biorepository




The ARLG Virtual Biorepository (VB) Catalogue is a web-based system that provides investigators with unique access to clinically well-characterized Gram-positive and Gram- negative bacteria for the development of diagnostic tests, novel antimicrobial compounds and for studies evaluating mechanisms of resistance. The ARLG Laboratory Center supports the ARLG research agenda by leading the development, implementation, and evaluation of the laboratory research (see Clinical Infectious Disease Supplement 2017).

We welcome you to visit to review our carefully selected strains for potential use in your research.

ARLG Virtual Biorepository Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and ARLG Virtual Biorepository Visitor Quick Reference Card (QRC) are available to assist you in:

  • Accessing the Catalogue
  • Searching and reviewing ARLG strains
  • Developing a list of strains of interest
  • Submitting or requesting strains

If you have questions regarding the Catalogue, please contact us by emailing the ARLG Virtual Biorepository support staff at

Other Resources

“BEI Resources ( was established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to provide reagents, tools and information for studying Category A, B, and C priority pathogens, emerging infectious disease agents, non-pathogenic microbes and other microbiological materials of relevance to the research community.”