Belgian Science Policy Office
Isolation, identification, characterisation of microbiological material; susceptibility testing; bioassays; plasmid profile analysis; sequence analysis of non-characterized plasmids; cloning on demand.
Specialist services in microbiology.
Deposit of material in public, safe or patent collection. Supply in accordance with international regulations.
Training in general collection management, taxonomy, identification and preservation of micro-organisms.
Laboratories to handle and study cultures of biohazard groups 1, 2 and 3, including quarantine and other pest organisms.
Rooms with limited access for storage of the master- and distribution stocks under controlled conditions; rooms at different sites for maintaining back-up collections.
By freeze-drying or by cryopreservation at ultra-low temperatures.