Biological Resource Center, NITE (NBRC)

Distribution and Deposit of Biological Resources


The change of distributable strains and shipping method for overseas NEW

NBRC has been experiencing delays and returns, retentions by the customs in shipping products to customers overseas due to the COVID-19. To continue providing the possible service in the best condition during this time, we have suspended distribution of NBRC strains in active culture and frozen thawed forms internationally.

NBRC will change the standard shipping method from postal service to courier service NBRC selects effective from February 1, 2022. Postal service is no longer available for overseas.

Biological Resource Center, NITE (NBRC) has been expanding its collection of microbial resources and actively performing taxonomic characterization of individual microorganisms such as bacteria including actinomycetes and archaea, yeasts, fungi, algae, bacteriophages and DNA resources for academic research and industrial applications. NBRC is a member of WFCC, OECD Global BRC Network, ACM and JSCC. Since 2006, we are certified by quality management system ISO 9001.

ISO9001 certification




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 Culture Collection Division,  Biological Resource Center,  National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Phone number:+81-438-20-5763
Address:2-5-8 Kazusakamatari, Kisarazu-shi, Chiba 2920818, Japan MAP
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