Biological resources with certified quality

The DSMZ is the most comprehensive biological resource center worldwide. Being one of the worlds largest collections it is a long-term partner of numerous research institutes and industrial companies world-wide and has been certified to meet the internationally valid quality standard of ISO 9001:2015.

The following features of the DSMZ are covered by the certificate:

  • biological resource centre: collection, preservation and supply of biological material and associated primary data in the fields of microorganisms, protists and cyanobacteria, plant viruses, and human and animal cell lines, DNA;

  • international depositary authority (IDA) for the deposit of biological material for the purposes of patenting;

  • service provider for identification, authentication and diagnostic of biological material

As part of our policy of transparent and continuous quality assurance, the DSMZ quality management system is regularly evaluated by the DQS – Deutsche Gesellschaft zur Zertifizierung von Qualitätsmanagementsystemen GmbH. According to the international Standard ISO 9001, our customers are provided with a constant and high quality of all products and services. DSMZ guaranties a maximum safety level in the handling of over 87,500 bioresources. These high standards are maintained by our ongoing scientific research and a continuous qualification of our employees, building up long term knowhow and power of innovation. We also offer ample opportunities for student training.

Being a member of the Wissensgemeinschaft Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (WGL) and of large international organisations (WFCC, ECCO, and GBIF) we are committed to continuously improve our biological resources and services.