MTCC is the designated Reference Microbial Cultures provider of Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission

Customer can track the culture dispatch status as follows:-

Registered parcel :CP_________IN

DTDC courier : Z_________
Microbial Type Culture Collection
and Gene Bank
Institute of Microbial Technology
Sector 39-A, Chandigarh-160036 (India), Phone +91-172-2690562
Fax: +91-172-2695215

Supply of Cultures

Purchase orders for the supply of cultures should be addressed to the Curator. At the time of ordering a culture, please indicate, wherever possible, its MTCC number, genus and species. Most of the cultures are supplied in freeze-dried form.Some cultures, which do not survive freeze drying, are supplied in active form. They are generally mailed by registered post within 15-20 working days after the order has reached us. The prescribed fee (in the form of a demand draft) should be sent along with the request. Cultures are not supplied to private addresses.Cultures should be revived / subcultured as soon as they arrive. New cultures are being added to the collection regularly. If the culture of your interest is not listed in the catalogue, please enquire about its availability. A note on the reference to any publication using MTCC strains will be highly appreciated.


Terms and Conditions of Supply :

  • The MTCC supplies cultures for research purposes only and with its own accession numbers.

  • Recipients of cultures should not pass on such cultures to others with MTCC references.
  • MTCC does not supply cultures having accession numbers of other culture collections. However, subcultures derived from the original isolate (equivalent culture) are available. Equivalent cultures may not necessarily be exactly identical because genetic drift may occur.

  • All cultures should be handled carefully taking proper and established safety precautions. Please refer Revival of cultures
  • The MTCC is not responsible for any misuse or improper handling of its cultures.
  • Purity, authenticity and viability of cultures are carefully examined by the MTCC staff. However, if there are any complaints about the supplied cultures, please inform the Curator within one month for active cultures and three months for freeze-dried cultures, from the date of dispatch. The MTCC will not entertain complaints received beyond this period and payment has to be made fresh for procurements.

  • Some properties like production of metabolites, degradation of specific compounds etc. associated with cultures are not normally checked. These properties are referred as quoted by the depositors. MTCC does not guarantee that these special properties are retained by the cultures at the time of delivery.

  • Supply of a culture including patented ones does not grant any license, expressed or implied, or the right to use the culture in any commercial process. It is the responsibility of the recipient of such a culture to ensure that use of the culture does not infringe upon patent rights of the inventors.

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