Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Does deposit of a strain in the DSMZ public collection cost anything?

    Deposit of biological material in the public collection of the DSMZ is free. Charges for the deposit of strains for patent purposes or as a safe deposit are given on our website.

  • What is the correct procedure for deposition of a strain in the public DSMZ collection?

    Please, see our homepage under Deposit of Microorganisms. Please, follow these steps exactly, use our accession form and please do not send us cultures without contacting us first.

  • What is important for correct packaging and shipment of microorganisms?

    The DSMZ provides detailed information under safety Instructions. Please, make sure that the material you are sending is properly packed in a triple containment packaging system.