RIKEN BRC Cell Bank MAILNEWS 2020.04.14

RIKEN BioResource Research Center Cell Bank
   MAILNEWS 20200414

RIKEN BioResource Research Center “Cell Bank” is announcing our 
new e-mail newsletter. 

- Notice of suspension of bioresource
  deposition/distribution services

To users of bioresources, 

RIKEN BioResource Research Center (BRC) suspended all
deposition/distribution services on Thursday, April 9th in order to
focus on maintenance of the important bioresources.

The suspension of the services of RIKEN BRC was decided to follow the
orders below. On April 8th, 2020, the RIKEN Emergency Management
Headquarters ordered all RIKEN personnel to work from home until
May 10th, except for those engaged in essential tasks such as the
maintenance of invaluable experimental animal and plant resources.
This order has been issued to protect employees' health and contribute
to containing the spread of the novel coronavirus by reducing human
traffic and contacts. It was also made in consideration of the wide
spread of the novel coronavirus in Japan, the Prime Minister of Japan
declaring a state of emergency for Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba,
Osaka, Hyogo, and Fukuoka prefectures on April 7th, and the governors
of those prefectures issuing requests for the public to refrain from
going outdoors thereafter. 

This emergency order will continue until Sunday, May 10th. However,
there are so many uncertainties at this moment. We will announce the
date of the resumption of deposition/distribution services as soon as
it is decided.

Please accept our sincere apology for any inconvenience that may be
caused by this emergency measure. We thank you for your understanding
and for your continuous support.

For inquiries regarding this announcement, please contact the address

Cell Engineering Division  E-mail  : cellqa.brcriken.jp

For the moment, we wish you all the health, and hope that we will be
soon able to help your research once again.

RIKEN BioResource Research Center
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RIKEN BioResource Research Center “Cell Bank”
3-1-1 Koyadai, Tsukuba-shi
Ibaraki, 305-0074 Japan

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