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Culture Collection: Microorganism Deposit & Storage

Culture Collection: Microorganism Deposit & Storage

CABI scientists have considerable expertise and experience in the optimal preservation of fungi and bacteria and other microorganisms and samples. Our specialized facilities include both freeze-drying and cryopreservation suites that enable us to design bespoke procedures to maximise viability and maintain microbial properties. We offer a broad range of deposit and storage services which can be tailored to suit the needs of our customers

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CABI Safe Deposit Standard Service

CABI Safe Deposit Gold Service

CABI Cryobank Secure Storage

CABI Patent Deposit Service

CABI Scientific Deposit (Open Collection)

Storage in a world-renowned public service collection with over one hundred years of experience and expertise

Reliable storage of valuable live cultures

Access to my cultures available on request

Molecular strain definition of stored strains including comparison against type strains

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Long term storage by at least two methods


Viability assessments


Off-site back-up storage and/or preservation of your bacterial and fungal master culture lines or process cultures.


Confidentiality: Access and availability only to those people and companies you specify



Possible characterization and stability studies.




Biannual viability checks





Cryostorage available for your vials within your own dedicated cryo-box




Storage for microorganisms, relating to a patent application, that conforms to the Budapest Treaty 1977





Storage in an International Depository Authority





Long-term open access to my cultures for scientists and researchers, including new species and interesting strains relating to plant pathology and agriculture





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