Biological Resource Center, NITE (NBRC)

Asian Consortium (ACM)


About ACM

 The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) came into effect in 1993 and its objectives are:
1) the conservation of biological diversity,
2) the sustainable use of its components,
3) the fair and equitable sharing of benefit arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.
 The convention stipulates the sovereign right over their genetic resources of providing countries, also the need for prior informed consent and fair and equitable benefit-sharing arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.
 Therefore, the role of Biological Resource Center, which assumes preservation, management and distribution of microbial resources, has become more important in facilitating smooth access to genetic resources overseas as well as mitigating risks in the utilization.

 NITE established “The Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources (ACM)” in 2004 with participation of 12 Asian countries. Currently, 28 organizations in 15 countries/area are the members of the ACM.

 ACM holds an annual meeting in which information exchange with researchers in the field of microbiology and representatives of governmental organizations concerning the utilization of biological resources in Asia. The ACM aims to strengthen the relationship among Asian countries/area as well as to encourage and facilitate international cooperation on biotechnology in which biological resources in Asia are utilized.

ACM Members


See also "Bilateral Relation with Asian Countries/Regions"

Contact us

 CBD Administration Division,  Biological Resource Center,  National Institute of Technology and Evaluation
Phone number:+81-3-3481-1963
Address:2-49-10 Nishihara, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 1510066, Japan MAP
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