BCCM/DCG Diatoms Collection price list

  Prices (EUR) excl. VAT
Non-Profit Profit

Supply samples from public collection


Microalgae strain

64,00 95,00

Public deposit


Deposit of strain in the public collection

No charges No charges

Safe deposit




Viability, authenticity and purity check, preservation and the first year of safe-keeping



Annual maintenance fee, including a yearly viability report and supply of a subculture

98,00 98,00

Supply of a subculture

77,00 77,00

Preparation of a new batch of samples for long-term storage








Creation of clonal microalgae strain starting from one single cell

82,00 122,00



Identification of live (non-axenic) monoclonal algae cultures based on morphology and molecular sequences (includes: LSU, ITS, RBCL, SSU)

204,00 255,00

Scanning electron Microscopy (price per hour)

82,00 102,00

Specialized imaging equipment


Imaging Flow Cytometer ImageStream®X Mark II. Key features: 6 images per cell; throughput of 2000 cells/sec; magnification: 20x, 40x, 60x; and lasers: 405nm, 488nm, 642nm, 785nm (price per hour)

102,00 127,00

BioTek™ Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader. Key features: automated digital (inverted fluorescence and brightfield) microscopy (10x, 40x) and multi-mode microplate detection (price per hour)

82,00 102,00

Analysis of micralgal pigments


High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) analysis for pigments (e.g., fucoxanthin, astaxanthin)

On request On request

Photobioreactor trials


Labfors photobioreactor with software to control and log a various range of abiotic parameters: pH, CO2, O2, light (color, duration and intensity), mixing (speed of stirrer and volume of compressed air), temperature, feed, etc.

On request On request



WC medium: 7 * 50 mL filter sterilized stock solutions at 1000x concentration (also available in larger volumes at reduced prices)





Teaching set 'Start to grow' (incl. 2 strains, 1L medium and plasticware to start) - for schools and universities in Belgium only

31,00 NA

Teaching set 'Morphology' (incl. 8 strains and 1L medium) - for schools and universities in Belgium only

115,00 NA

Training, lectures, consultancy

On request

On request


Handling, packaging, shipping and bank fee


Shipping to Belgium

15,00 15,00

Shipping to EU and Switzerland

30,00 30,00

Shipping to the rest of the world

45,00 45,00


(1) Given are the safe depot prices following the standard procedures (cryopreservation, 9 cryovials, yearly viability check and subculture sending, no morphological or molecular characterization), please note that modifications of the procedure are available on request.



Ordering information and material transfer agreement

How to submit an order

Orders should be written, preferably by e-mail using your company's or institute's e-mail account. Please mention a purchase order number in your e-mail (or attach your purchase order) if required by your Financial Department. Biological materials will not be shipped to private addresses.


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 (species name and DCG accession number);
  • the invoice address if different from the shipping address;
  • in case of payement by credit card: name of credit card holder, credit card number, expiry date 
  • your international courier account number (DHL, FedEx,...) if you want to use your own courier in which the transport costs will be charged directly to your account
  • VAT number (Value Added Tax), if existing

For strains from the safe deposit collection, please contact BCCM/DCG

The release and the use of biological material from the public BCCM/DCG collection are subject to the terms of the  BCCM Material Transfer Agreement.