1. Collection
Registered Number 841
Acronym BioCC
Full Name BioCC BioCen Culture Collection
Institution BioCen
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Chi MSc. Lic. Lourdes
Postal Address 1 1/2 Beltran,Bejucal,Havana,6048
Country Cuba
Telephone 1 (53) 650-82201
Telephone 2 (53) 650-82207
Fax 1 (53) 650-382250
Fax 2 (53) 07-331144
E-mail 1 chi@biocen.columbus.cu
E-mail 2 dennirsrey@biocen.colombus.cu
Homepage http://www.biocen.cu 
3. Status of the collection
Status Industry
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Consejo de Estado
5. Personnel
Director Prof. Chi MSc. Lourdes
Curator Mr. Chi MSc. Lic. Lourdes (Microbiology)
Ms. Rodriguez Lic. Maria de los Angeles (Pharmacology)
Mr. Chi Tec. Yisel (Biology process)
Ms. Uyema Lic. Keiko (Pharmacology)
Mr. Torralba Tec. Damarys (Biology Process)
Mr. Jorge Lic. Olga (Microbiology)
Mr. Ramirez Lic. Wendy (Biology)
Ms. Sewer MSc. Ing. Minerva (Chemical Engineering)
Ms. Hernandez Lic. Tatiana (Microbiology)
Mr. Alfonso Dra. Nora (Veterinary)
Dr. Reinoso MSc. Ing. Dennis (Industrial Engineering)
Mr. Olivera Tec. Mireya (Biology Process)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (5)
Computer specialist (1)
Mycology (2)
Cell biology (4)
Total (12)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Industrial microbiology
Culture and preservation methods
Cell biology
Freeze drying
General microbiology
Genetic engineering
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria)
Freezer(Bacteria, Cell Culture)
Liquid N2(Bacteria, Cell Culture)
Subculturing(Bacteria, Fungi)
Control of the culture Viability Test
Purity checking
Biochemical Test
Identity Test
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
From the research institutions 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 194 0
Fungi 24 17
Yeasts 4 0
Plasmids 1 0
Cell lines: animal 1 1
Hybridomas: animal 3 3
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)
Cell lines: animal
Hybridomas: animal
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Academic culture collection within network
Exchange with most recognized collection
Fee for standard price for all US $75.00
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria, Fungi)
Distribution(Bacteria, Fungi)
Identification(Bacteria, Fungi)
Training Management of a culture collection
Culture and preservation methods
Quality control
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2003-07-29
Date of Reply 2005-06-22