BCCM/IHEM charges and fees for cultures and services

Last updated on 21 December 2017



Price list (applicable from 1st of January 2018)

excl. VAT
Non-Profit Profit
Supply samples from public collection    
Fungi / yeasts 82,00 122,00
Selected Test, Control and Bioassay strains 61,00 92,00
Selected strains for teaching purposes
(applicable for schools and universities in Belgium only)
33,00 NA
Lab fee (for supplying an active culture) 15,00 15,00
MALDI-TOF MS identification of filamentous fungi 62,00 62,00
MALDI-TOF MS identification of yeasts 62,00 62,00
Morphological examination of filamentous fungi 62,00 62,00
Identification by DNA sequencing (1 gene) 124,00 124,00
Full identification (phenotypic analysis and sequencing) 183,00 183,00
Sequencing of an additional gene 32,00 32,00
Additional species information 25,00 25,00


Genomic DNA    
Genomic DNA BCCM strain (2,5 µg) 143,00 202,00
DNA extraction only 59,00 59,00
Arrayed Sets    
Teaching set "Morphology" (24 strains) 495,00 495,00
Teaching set "Clinical" FULL (48 strains) 950,00 950,00
Teaching set "Clinical" MOULDS ONLY (24 strains) 495,00 495,00
Teaching set "Clinical" YEASTS ONLY (12 strains) 250,00 250,00
Teaching set "Clinical" DERMATOPHYTES ONLY (12 strains) 250,00 250,00
Validation set (custom, price depending on the amount of ordered strains) 35,00 - 50,00 60,00 - 75,00
Public deposit    
Deposit of strain in the public collection no charges no charges
Safe deposit    
Viability and purity check, preservation and the first year of safe-keeping 212,00 212,00
Annual maintenance fee, incl. one yearly viability test, its report, and forwarding the subculture if requested (mailing costs not included) 71,00 71,00
Release of a sample(1) 57,00 57,00
Preparation of a new batch of samples for long-term storage(2) 166,00 166,00
Patent deposits (Budapest Treaty)    
Storage 665,00 665,00
Viability statement with test performed 60,00 60,00
Viability statement without test performed 25,00 25,00
Supply of a sample 120,00 120,00
Communication of information on the most recent scientific description 25,00 25,00
Delivery of attestation on later indication or amendment of the scientific description 25,00 25,00
Freeze drying of cultures    
10 ampoules 109,00 109,00
20 ampoules 176,00 176,00
Sample treatment (homogenization, ...) 55,00 55,00
Strain isolation (colony picking) 14,00 14,00
Microbial counting (including sample preparation, isolation and counting) 82,00 82,00
Course « Fungi of the indoor and outdoor human environment » (1 week) 1050,00 1050,00
Course « Fungi from the veterinary practice » On request On request
Course « Identification of fungi using MALDI-TOF MS » 350,00 350,00
Course « Laboratory practice in mycology » On request On request
Other services    
Bench fee On request On request
Culture media (per test tube containg 5 ml medium) 6,00 6,00
Molecular strain typing (RAPD): first 2 strains 166,00 166,00
Molecular strain typing (RAPD): additional strains 55,00 55,00
Antifungal susceptibility testing 156,00 156,00
Physiological characterisation of yeasts 62,00 62,00

(1)Only to the depositor or to third parties with the depositor's written authorisation.

(2)A new batch for long term storage is prepared when necessary, for example when the batch is depleted.

Additional charges

Overheads and administrative charges are included

Packaging and shipping fee will be added per shipment. Shipment by courier is mandatory for all strains, except those of risk level 1. Courier costs depend on destination and weight of the package, and will be added to the invoice.

discount of 10% is offered when ten or more publicly available biological resources are ordered at the same time.

Fungal strains are provided in freeze-dried form. On request, a living culture can be provided, in which case an additional lab fee of 15,00 EUR per strain will be charged.

Ordering information and material transfer agreement

How to submit an order

  • by mail:

    Dr. Dirk Stubbe
    Scientific Institute of Public Health
    Mycology Section
    Rue J. Wytsmanstraat 14
    B-1050 Brussels

  • by phone a: +32-(0)2-642.55.18
  • by fax: +32-(0)2-642.55.19
  • by
  • on-line b: shopping cart

aAll orders by telephone must be followed by a written confirmation (mail, fax, e-mail, on-line).

bOnly possible if you have a BCCM/IHEM customer number, which will be allocated to your company/laboratory after your first order.

Specifications to be mentioned in the order form/letter for sample supply

For strains from the public collection, please specify:

  • the exact identification of the requested materials (name and IHEM accession number);
  • the form of supply: freeze-dried, active, genomic DNA;
  • the invoice address if different from the shipping address;
  • in case of payment by credit card: name of credit card holder, credit card number, expiry date.
  • a confirmation that the persons responsible for handling the biological material have read and agree to the conditions stated in the BCCM Material Transfer Agreement.