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American Type Culture Collection Home Page

ATCC is a global biological materials resource and standards organization whose mission focuses on the acquisition, authentication, production, preservation, development, and distribution of standard reference microorganisms, cell lines, and other materials.

Biosafety Clearing-House

The Biosafety Clearing-House (BCH) is a mechanism set up by the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to facilitate the exchange of information on Living Modified Organisms (LMOs) and assist the Parties to better comply with their obligations under the Protocol. Global access to a variety of scientific, technical, environmental, legal and capacity building information is provided in the six official languages of the UN.

DSMZ - Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen GmbH (German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures)

The Leibniz Institute DSMZ is a biological resource center and one of the largest collections of microorganisms and cell cultures.

National Center for Biotechnology Information

The NCBI advances science and health by providing access to biomedical and genomic information.

Nature Technology Corporation

Nature Technology Corporation is a biotechnology company that provides industry partners with worl class technology platforms including safety and efficacious non-viral vectors (plasmids) and processes for gene therapy and DNA vaccination vector production.

Health Canada website

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.

Pathogen Safety Data Sheets (PSDSs)

Pathogen Safety Data Sheets are technical documents that describe the hazardous properties of a human pathogen and provide recommendations for work involving these agents in a laboratory setting.

Search the CBS databases

The CBS-KNAW culture collection is the largest one in the world with more 100.000 strains of fungi (including yeasts) and bacteria.

World Federation for Culture Collection

The WFCC is a Multidisciplinary Commission of the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) and a Federation within the International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). The WFCC is concerned with the collection, authentication, maintenance and distribution of cultures of microorganisms and cultured cells.