BCCM/LMG Bacteria Collection price list

  Prices (EUR) excl. VAT
  Non-Profit Profit

Supply samples from public collection

Bacterial strains (freeze dried)

76,00 107,00

Cultivation fee for actively growing bacterial cultures


If strain is not available in freeze dried form

40,00 40,00

If strain is available in freeze dried form

50,00 50,00

Selected strains for teaching purposes (in Belgium only)

38,00 NA

Genomic DNA


gDNA (2.5 µg/tube) - 0.5 ml tube format, ready-for-distribution, see list

128,00 160,00

gDNA (2.5 µg/tube) - 1.5 ml tube format

181,00 212,00

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

303,00 303,00

Annual maintenance fee, incl. one yearly viability test, its report, and forwarding the subculture if requested (mailing costs not included)



Release of a sample

61,00 61,00

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

232,00 232,00

Patent deposits (Budapest Treaty)


665,00 665,00

Viability statement with test performed

60,00 60,00

Viability statement based on most recent test performed

25,00 25,00

Supply of a sample

90,00 90,00

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

Preparation of a batch of freeze-dried samples for long term storage

300,00 300,00

Storage third party’s biological material


Major reductions for large numbers of vials

Storage over liquid nitrogen of third party’s vials containing frozen biological material; per vial per year

11,00 11,00

Administrative fee (per invoice)




Freeze drying third party’s culture


10 ampoules

229,00 229,00

20 ampoules

339,00 339,00

Larger quantities and other forms

On request On request




99,00 99,00

Partial 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis

142,00 142,00

Nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis

168,00 168,00

Phylogenetic study based on nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequence

416,00 416,00

Sequence analysis of housekeeping genes

387,00 387,00

AFLP™ DNA-fingerprinting (1 primer combination, in case of minimum 3 cultures)

215,00 215,00

Based upon assembled WGS data

On request On request



AFLP™ DNA-fingerprinting (1 primer combination)

215,00-260,00 215,00-260,00

RAPD fingerprinting (4 primers)

122,00 122,00

Customized microbial diversity studies


Cultivation-dependent using MALDI-TOF-MS

On request On request

Bacterial counting analysis

On request On request

Whole genome sequence analysis (WGS)


incl. DNA extraction and delivery of raw reads

300,00 300,00

mol% G+C content

On request On request

Phenotypic characterization


Metabolic tests (e.g. API®, BIOLOG)

56,00-71,00 56,00-71,00

Fatty acid analysis (FAME)

86,00 86,00



Antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST), in case of minimum 4 cultures, including reference(s)

108,00 108,00

Microbial bioassay

On request On request


On request On request


On request On request

Handling, packaging, shipping and bank fee


Biohazard Group 1 strains shipped within Europe: courier EMS



15,00 15,00

The Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany

40,00 40,00

Other European countries

50,00 50,00

All other shipments (Biohazard Group 1 strains outside Europe, all Biohazard Group 2 strains): courier DHL


Belgium and The Netherlands

45,00 45,00

Other European countries

75,00 75,00


85,00 85,00

Asia and Oceania

100,00 100,00


On request On request

Supplementary costs for shipment on dry ice

On request On request


(1 Service reports are included in the price.


Ordering information and material transfer agreement

How to submit an order

Please use your company's or institute's e-mail account to place orders via e-mail.

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 strain supply

For strains from the public collection, please specify:

    • the exact identification of the requested materials (name and LMG strain number);
    • the form of supply: freeze-dried, active, genomic DNA;
    • the invoice address if different from the delivery address + name and phone number of a contact person;
    • whether you prefer to pay by bank transfer or by credit card (in case of credit card a surcharge of 1,5 % will be added to the total amount of the invoice);
    • 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 (Value Added Tax) number, if existing.
  • The release and the use of biological material from the public BCCM/LMG collection are subject to the terms of the BCCM Material Transfer Agreement (MTA), and may be subject to extra restrictions, which you will find in the catalogue description of the particular material, more specifically in the field ‘Restrictions’
  • For samples from the safe and patent deposit collection, please contact BCCM/LMG.