1. Collection
Registered Number 135
Acronym NBIMCC
Full Name National Bank for Industrial Microorganisms and Cell Cultures
Institution University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2008
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Ms. Snezhana Dimitrova
Postal Address 49 St Kliment Ohridski blvd., bild. 3,Sofia,Sofia,1756
Country Bulgaria
Telephone 1 (359) 2-872 08 65
Fax 1 (359) 2-872 08 65
E-mail 1 nbimcc@nbimcc.org
E-mail 2 info@nbimcc.org
Homepage http://www.nbimcc.org 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Government
5. Personnel
Director Ms. Snezhana Dimitrova
Curator Ms. Snezhana Dimitrova (Cryobiology)
Assoc. Prof. Angela Yordanova (Bacteria, Plant viruses, Plasmid-bearing microorganisms)
Ms. Marina Nesheva (Bacteria, Animal cell lines, Animal viruses)
Ms. Irena Savova (Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi)
Ms. Stanka Stefanova (Bacteria)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (5)
Virology (2)
Mycology (1)
Assistants (2)
Cryobiology and freeze-drying (1)
Administrators (4)
Patent service, public relations, sales, database (2)
Technical support (2)
Common service (2)
Total (21)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Biochemistry
Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Medical microbiology
Systematics and taxonomy
Patent and safe deposit
Plant viruses
Animal cell cultures
Animal viruses
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi, Plant viruses, Animal viruses)
Liquid N2(Yeasts, Fungi, Bacteria, Plant viruses, Animal viruses, Animal cell lines)
Control of the culture Microorganisms: check for viability, purity, species identity by commercial kits; other biochemical analysis in some cases
Animal cell lines: chek for viability, growth and microbial/viral contamination; isoenzyme analysis in some cases
Animal viruses: check for cytopathic effect on cell lines and microbial contamination
Plant viruses: check for infectivity and symptoms on indicator plants; serological tests in some cases
Deposit to your collection
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
From the collections in our country
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 5727 1384 24 24
Fungi 485 245
Yeasts 693 334
Cell lines: animal 125 57
Hybridomas: animal 41 41
Viruses: animal 63 34
Viruses: plants 95 52
Plasmid-bearing bacteria 330 32
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Bacteria 5703 1360 31 8 380 380
Fungi 485 245 2 2 23 19
Yeasts 693 334 1 1 42 42
Cell lines: animal 125 57 11 11
Hybridomas: animal 41 41
Viruses: animal 137 47
Viruses: plants 95 52 1 1
Plasmid-bearing bacteria 330 32 2 2
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability free to other culture collections
exchange with other culture collections
fee for microorganisms: EUR 10 - 40
fee for animal cell lines: EUR 100 - 140
9. Catalogue
Catalogue Online Catalogue http://www.nbimcc.org/cat/nbimcc_catalogue.html
Updated annually
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi, Animal and Plant viruses, Animal Cell lines, Plasmid- bearing bacteria)
Storage service(Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi, Animal and Plant viruses, Animal Cell lines, Plasmid- bearing bacteria)
Distribution(Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi, Animal and Plant viruses, Animal Cell lines, Plasmid- bearing bacteria)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Consulation about Patent deposits
Preservation
Propagation
Shipment regulations
In case of receiving a culture from other collections
Other Service Conservation and preservation of different biological objects
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1986-01-08
Date of Reply 2015-04-03
12. Strains
Bacteria Celllines_animal Fungi Viruses_animal Viruses_plants Yeasts