ICIS Standards Committee

Cytokine and growth factor standards and reference reagents available from the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control are on the Society’s Website: https://cytokinesociety.org/standards/

A wide range of WHO International Biological Standards and reference materials are available for the calibration of assays of therapeutic substances and immunoassays and bioassays used in basic research.  These materials are available from Standards Processing Division, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC), Blanche Lane, South Mimms, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 3QG, UK.  The NIBSC does not charge for these materials, however there is a handling charge to cover the costs of administration, storage, and dispatch, current unit price £132.00 (4/3/22). A comprehensive catalogue of reference materials is available, click on the links below, or can be accessed online via the NIBSC website (www.nibsc.org/products).

  • Human Cytokines
  • Human Growth Factors
  • Mouse Cytokines
  • Cytokine antagonists