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The microbial resources on earth are the property of all humankind, and their maintenance and preservation are with no doubt of critical value for all. KCTC accepts a wide range of biological materials for academic, industrial, and educational purposes in taxonomy, genetics, biochemistry, and medicine, covering bacteria, yeasts, actinomycetes, viruses, animal and plant cell lines, recombinant DNA, gene library, etc. Relevant forms should be filled and submitted with materials to deposit. KCTC deals with general, safe, and patent deposits.

General Deposit

Strains whose characteristics have been or are to be published in academic journals
General deposit is free of charge, and the materials can be furnished to others under general terms. Please consult the person in charge before the deposit.
Reference strains of which the importance have been generally recognized.
For any queries contact :  deposit@kribb.re.kr

Microorganisms Deposit Form download

Animal cell line Deposit Form downlad

Plant cell line Deposit Form download

Microalgae Deposit Form download


Material Deposit Agreement (MDA)


Address Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC)
Biological Resource Center (BRC)
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)
181 Ipsin-gil, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do 56212, Korea
Fax. : + 82 63 570 5609
Tel. : + 82 63 570 5602
Email deposit@ kribb.re.kr



Safe Deposit
As an “International Depositary Authority of Patent Microorganisms” as stipulated by the Budapest Treaty and as a depositary organization of Korea designated by Korean Patent Office, KCTC accept, preserve, and furnish patent microorganisms.

About KCTC Patent Microorganisms Depositary
-'81. 00: Designation of an Patent Depositary of Microorganisms in Korea by Korean Patent Office
-'90. 06: Designation of an International Depositary Authority (IDA) under Budapest Treaty (WIPO)

Acceptable Microorganism resources, amount and storage forms of samples
We will accept only those organisms listed in the following tables. Please deposit microorganisms one of the suggested forms, frozen, lyophilized or L-dried.
All the microorganisms must be declared that it do not contained dangerous to health or the environment

Patent Resource Deposit forms Number of deposit
Frozen
(-70℃)
Lyophilized L-dried Others
Bacteria o o o o 10
Fungi o o     10
Yeast o o     10
Animal cell line o       20
Plant Cell line o       20
Hybridoma o       20
Bacteriophage o       20
Animal virus o       20
Plant virus o       20
Seed       o 300
Plasmid in host o o o   20
Embryo o       100
Algae o       2
DNA, RNA o o   o 20


Service Charge
Service Charge (Won) Charge (US $)
Deposit charge 700,000 700*
Re-deposit charge 70,000 70*
Certificate for viability 70,000 70*
Reissue a Certificate 10,000 10*
Notification for Scientific property or taxonomic position 10,000 10*


* This is not included a bank transfer fee and remittance charge so if you remit the charge, please consider total fee.
* If you don’t know remittance charge, please add $20(USD) and send us it. (for example, $700 -> $720)

Deposit Forms and Address
  Deposit Forms and Address Patent Deposit ENG


Address Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC)
Biological Resource Center (BRC)
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)
181 Ipsin-gil, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do 56212, Korea
Fax. : + 82 63 570 5609
Email patent@kribb.re.kr


Safe Deposit
KCTC preserves deposited cultures for a certain period of time during which the cultures are not open to the general public. Safe deposit is a charged service and the fees are:
First 3 years: 150,000 Korean won
Every 2 years afterward: 100,000 Korean won
Handling fee on furnishing: 10,000 Korean won/strain
Ampoule preparation is free of charge when the preserved culture is converted to a patent deposit.
For any queries contact : deposit@kribb.re.kr
Microorganisms possible deposit: Bacteria, Fungi, Actinomycetes, Yeasts, Archaea, Micro algae, cell lines

Safe Deposit Form download

Address Korean Collection for Type Cultures (KCTC)
Biological Resource Center (BRC)
Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB)
181 Ipsin-gil, Jeongeup-si, Jeollabuk-do 56212, Korea
Fax. : + 82 63 570 5609
Email deposit@kribb.re.kr




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