Information for Researchers Requesting SARS-CoV-2 from BEI Resources

Funding News Edition: March 18, 2020
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BEI Resources is prioritizing and fast-tracking all SARS-CoV-2 registrations. Typically, there is a two- to three-week timeframe for BEI registrations. However, for SARS-CoV-2 requests, BEI anticipates a 24- to 72-hour registration turn-around time. Researchers who need assistance with their registrations can contact BEI directly at (800) 359-7370 or

Of note, BEI recently released the genomic RNA from the first available strain of SARS-CoV-2. This genomic RNA is available for distribution for researchers as a biosafety level 2 (BSL-2) item.

Researchers are encouraged to check the BEI website often as BEI will be listing information on SARS-CoV-2 reagents as soon as the material becomes available. For additional details, go to BEI’s SARS-CoV-2 information page at Information Regarding the 2019 SARS-CoV-2, which includes highlights and frequently asked questions.

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