BCCM/IHEM charges and fees for cultures and services

Last updated on 23 December 2016



Price list

excl. VAT
Non-Profit Profit
Supply samples from public collection    
Fungi / yeasts 80,00 120,00
Selected Test, Control and Bioassay strains 60,00 90,00
Selected strains for teaching purposes
(applicable for schools and universities in Belgium only)
32,00 -
Lab fee (for supplying an active culture) 15,00 15,00
Genomic DNA    
Genomic DNA BCCM strain (2,5 µg) 140,00 198,00
DNA extraction only 58,00 58,00
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 208,00 208,00
Annual maintenance fee, incl. one yearly viability test, its report, and forwarding the subculture if requested (mailing costs not included) 70,00 70,00
Release of a sample(1) 56,00 56,00
Preparation of a new batch of samples for long-term storage(2) 163,00 163,00
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 107,00 107,00
20 ampoules 173,00 173,00
Sample treatment (homogenization, ...) 54,00 54,00
Strain isolation (colony picking) 13,00 13,00
Full identification (phenotypic analysis and sequencing) 183,00 183,00
Morphological examination of filamentous fungi 61,00 61,00
MALDI-TOF MS identification of yeasts 61,00 61,00
MALDI-TOF MS identification of filamentous fungi 90,00 90,00
Identification by DNA sequencing (1 gene) 122,00 122,00
Sequencing of an additional gene 31,00 31,00
Additional species information 25,00 25,00
Other services    
Bench fee On request On request
Culture media (per test tube containg 5 ml medium) 6,00 6,00
Microbial counting (including isolation) 80,00 80,00
Molecular strain typing (RAPD): first 2 strains 163,00 163,00
Molecular strain typing (RAPD): additional strains 54,00 54,00
Antifungal susceptibility testing 153,00 153,00
Physiological characterisation of yeasts 61,00 61,00
Course « Fungi of the indoor and outdoor human environment » 990,00 990,00
Course « Fungi from the veterinary practice » On request On request
Course « Identification of fungi using MALDI-TOF MS » On request On request
Course « Laboratory practice in mycology » On request On request

(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.