BCCM/ITM Mycobacteria collection

Last updated on 03 January 2019


Price list (applicable from 1st of January 2019)

excl. VAT
Non-Profit Profit
Supply samples from public collection    
Level 1 and 2 strains (freeze dried, thermolysate) 50,00 80,00
Level 1 and 2 strains (purified genomic DNA) 75,00 120,00
Level 3 strains (freeze dried, thermolysate) 70,00 105,00
Level 3 strains (purified genomic DNA) 105,00 155,00
BCG clones (from Mycobacterium bovis BCG Pasteur transposon insertion library) 70,00 105,00
Public deposit    
Deposit of strain in the public collection no charges no charges

Safe deposit


Viability and purity check, preservation and the first year of safe-keeping

Biosafety Level 1 and 2 / Level 3 strains

260,00 / 300,00 260,00 / 300,00

Annual maintenance fee, incl. one yearly viability test, its report, and forwarding the subculture if requested (mailing costs not included)

Biosafety Level 1 and 2 / Level 3 strains

65,00 / 75,00 65,00 / 75,00

Release of a sample(1)

Biosafety Level 1 and 2 / Level 3 strains

48,00 48,00

Preparation of a new batch of samples for long-term storage(2)

Biosafety Level 1 and 2 / Level 3 strains

230,00 / 260,00 230,00 / 260,00

(1) Only to the depositor or to third parties with the depositor's written authorisation.

(2) A new batch for long term storage is prepared when necessary, for example when the batch is depleted.


Additional charges

Fresh cultures are available only upon special request at the prize of freeze-dried ampules.

A fixed packaging fee will be added per box.

  • For Biosafety Level 1 & 2 material: 10 EUR
  • For Biosafety Level 3 material: 30 EUR

Courier costs will be charged per shipment (can be via the local courier account number, if applicable).

Banking costs will be charged per invoice.

discount of 10% is offered when ten or more publicly available biological resources are ordered at the same time.

Ordering information and material transfer agreement

How to submit an order

  • by mail:

    Dr Leen Rigouts
    Eenheid Mycobacteriologie, Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde (ITG)
    Nationalestraat 155
    B-2000 Antwerpen

  • by phone a: +32-(0)3-247 65 51 or +32-(0)3-2476611
  • by fax: +32-(0)3-247 63 33
  • by
  • on-line b: shopping cart

aAll orders by telephone must be followed by a written confirmation (mail, fax, e-mail, on-line).

bOnly possible if you have a BCCM/ITM customer number, which will be allocated to your company/laboratory after your first order.

Specifications to be mentioned in the order form/letter for sample supply

For strains from the public collection, please specify:

  • the exact identification of the requested materials (species name and ITM accession number);
  • the preferred format of supplied material: freeze-dried, active culture, DNA;
  • the invoice address if different from the shipping address;
  • the VAT number of the company if applicable;
  • in case of payment by credit card: name of credit card holder, credit card number, expiry date;
  • a confirmation that the persons responsible for handling the biological material have read and agree to the conditions stated in the BCCM Material Transfer Agreement.