The DSMZ accepts biological material for identification services which belongs to risk group 1 or 2 according to EEC Directive 2000/54/EC on the Protection of Workers from Risks Related to Exposure to Biological Agents at Work. In case of genetically engineered material, safety level S1 or S2 or class 1 or 2, respectively according to the German Law Regulating Genetic Engineering or according to EEC Council Directive 2009/41/EC on the contained use of genetically modified microorganisms has to be applied.
These conditions of delivery apply to the identification of bacteria, fungi and yeast by the DSMZ unless other written agreements have been entered into between the DSMZ and the customer.
The work of the DSMZ Identification Service is performed on a confidential basis. After completion of the identification studies the original culture(s) sent, and all sub-cultures prepared will be destroyed within a reasonable time. DSMZ is not responsible for guaranteeing the viability of strains sent for identification.
The taxonomy on which the identification is based reflects the current state of the art at the time of identification. The DSMZ is not responsible for any consequences arising for the customer from the identification results.
Where work has been carried out on cell material or strains supplied by the customer, DSMZ makes no guarantee concerning the authenticity of the material/strain supplied.
Information concerning strains, invoices, and the results of the identification can only be communicated to the person signing a contract with the DSMZ.