Checklist for the Depositor

  1. Inform the DSMZ about the deposit to be expected.
  2. Fill-in the on-line deposit form and send the pdf to DSMZ.
  3. On request, provide missing information to the DSMZ.
  4. Prepare the biological material in the form and amount requested by the DSMZ.
  5. Package the biological material safely and forward both this and the completed accession form (signed original) to the DSMZ in good time before the patent application.
  6. Assignment of DSMZ accession number after a positive viability and purity testing at the DSMZ.
  7. You will receive the respective deposition statements (to be handed to the patent ofice during application).
  8. Depositor Check: We will send you back a DSMZ culture of your strain with the request to check and confirm the identity of the culture. There is no standard procedure. The depositor decides which methods are sufficient to identify the material (phenotypic characteristics, sequence-based analysis (partial 16S, complete 16S or whole genome sequence), MALDI-TOF MS, others).
  9. Inform the DSMZ about the results of your identity check.

Read more about the furnishing of samples.