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FlandersBio offers an up-to-date life sciences database with detailed information about all FlandersBio members.

FlandersBio beschikt over een geüpdate life sciences databank met een gedetailleerd overzicht van alle FlandersBio-ledenbedrijven.

Belgian Coordinated Collections of Micro-organisms

Website: http://bccm.belspo.be
Phone: +32 2 238 34 62
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Business Focus

Provision of microbiological strains, as reference or research material (fungi, yeasts, bacteria, plasmids, DNA libraries)


Company Profile

The BCCM™ consortium consists of four complementary research-based service culture collections, and three specialised nodes that are coordinated by a central team at the federal Science Policy:

  • BCCM/IHEM biomedical fungi & yeasts
  • BCCM/LMBP plasmids & DNA libraries
  • BCCM/LMG bacteria
  • BCCM/MUCL (agro)industrial fungi & yeasts 
  • ITM mycobacteria
  • ULg polar cyanobacteria
  • UGent diatoms 

The BCCM™ consortium aims to share the biological material of its collections, related information, as well as its experience and know-how in the field of fundamental and applied (micro)biology, to the benefit of its partners and clients in the academic and industrial communities. The BCCM™ collections therefore combine scientific expertise with quality in service.

Science & Technology or Services

Preservation and distribution of biological material

  • 18.000 bacteria
  • 30.300 filamentous fungi
  • 3.800 yeast
  • 1.900 plasmids
  • 18 unique DNA libraries

‘International Depositary Authority (IDA)’ status to accept deposits for patent purposes under the provisions of the Budapest Treaty

  • bacteria, filamentous fungi and yeasts
  • human and animal cell lines (incl hybridomas)
  • genetic material (e.g. plasmids)

Services ranging from single strain identification or characterization, to extended contract research projects.


Several long term collaborations with public research institutes as welll as with culture collections, among others in China, Cuba, Canada, Morocco,... . BCCM is member of the European Culture Collections’ Organisation (ECCO) and the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC).

More info

Address: Avenue Louise 231 Louizalaan
1050 Brussels

Route: Via Google Maps
Website: http://bccm.belspo.be

Phone: +32 2 238 34 62
Fax: +32 2 230 59 12
Foundation date: 1/1983
Email: bccm.coordination@belspo.be

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