1. Collection
Registered Number 944
Acronym CCOS
Full Name Culture Collection of Switzerland
Institution Zurich University of Applied Sciences
ISO Standard ISO 9001:2012
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Prof. Martin Sievers
Postal Address Einsiedlerstr. 31,Waedenswil,Zurich,8820
Country Switzerland
Telephone 1 (41) 58-9345716
E-mail 1 martin.sievers@zhaw.ch
E-mail 2 dasen@ccos.ch
Homepage http://www.ccos.ch/ 
3. Status of the collection
Status Private
University
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor Zurich University of Applied Sciences, ZHAW
5. Personnel
Director
Dr. Gottfried Dasen
E-Mail:dasen@ccos.ch
Curator Dr. Gottfried Dasen (CEO / BSO)
E-mail:dasen@ccos.ch
Mr. Tobias Wermelinger (Cell Biology)
Mr. Silvano Landert (CQO - Chief Quality Officer)
Ms. Daniela Steiner (Bacteriology)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (2)
Cell biology (1)
Computer specialist (1)
Assistants (1)
Total (5)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Cell biology
Molecular biology
Culture and preservation methods
Ecology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria)
Freezer(Bacteria)
Liquid N2(Bacteria)
Subculturing(Cyanobacteria)
Control of the culture DNA sequencing
Maldi TOF
Microscopy
Biochemical tests
PCR
MIDI (fatty acid analysis)
VITEK 2
repPCR
Deposit Mainly to our collection
DSMZ(Germany)
CCUG(Sweden)
BCCM(Belgium)
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
the collection abroadDSMZ(Germany)
the collection abroadATCC(USA)
the collection abroadBCCM(Belgium)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 750 650 4 3
Yeasts 50 50
Plasmids 5 5
Cyanobacteria 15 15
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 52 52 3 3 30 25
Yeasts
Plasmids
Cyanobacteria
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability fee for Special property strains: CHF 200.00 (delivery on dry ice)
fee for General purpose strains: CHF 160.00 (delivery on dry ice)
fee for Special property strains: CHF 120.00 (delivery as active culture)
fee for General purpose strains: CHF 75.00 (delivery as active culture)
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria up to Biosafety level 2)
Distribution(Bacteria and yeasts)
Identification(Bacteria and yeasts)
Training Genetic engineering
Identification
Consulation about Preservation
Propagation
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2009-07-02
Date of Reply 2013-04-19