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Table 3 Accreditated mBRCs

From: Investment into the future of microbial resources: culture collection funding models and BRC business plans for biological resource centres

Acronym Name Country Standard
ATCC American type culture collection USA ISO9001:2008; ISO 17025:2005; ISO Guide 34:2009
BIOCEN (BioCC) Centro Nacional de Biopreparados Cuba ISO 9001:2000
CABI CABI Genetic Resource Collection UK Part ISO17025
CCCM Czech Culture Collection of Microorganisms Czech Republic ISO 9001:2008
CBS Centraalbureau voor Schimmelcultures Netherlands ISO9001:2008
CCOS Culture Collection of Switzerland Switzerland ISO 9001:2008
CCRC Culture Collection and Research Center, FIRDI Taiwan ISO 9001:2000; ISO/IEC 17025:2005
CECT Coleccion Espanola de Cultivos Tipo Spain ISO9001:2008
CRBIP Collection de l’Institut Pasteur France ISO9001:2008
DSMZ Leibniz-Institut DSMZ-Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH Germany ISO9001:2008
ICLC Interlab Cell Line Collection Italy GMP
IFM Quality Services Pty Ltd Australia ISO/IEC 17025; ISO/IEC17043
IHEM Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Mycology Belgium ISO 9001:2008; ISO/IEC 17025:2005
LMBP Department of Biomedical Molecular Biology Ghent University Plasmid collection Belgium ISO9001:2008
LMG University of Gent Belgium ISO9001:2008
MUCL Mycology, University Louvain la Neuve Belgium ISO9001:2008
MUM Micoteca da Universidade do Minho Portugal ISO9001:2008
NBRC NITE Biological Resource Center Japan ISO9001:2001
NCIMB National Collection of Industrial, Food, Marine Bacteria UK ISO9001:2000
NCPV National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses UK ISO 9001:2008
NCTC National Collection of Type Cultures UK ISO 9001:2008
NCYC National Collection of Yeast Cultures UK ISO 9001:2008
VTT VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Culture Collection Finland ISO 9001:2008