BCCM/DCG charges and fees for cultures and services

Last updated on 21 December 2015



Price list


Prices (EUR)
excl. VAT
Non-Profit Profit
Supply Diatom strains    
1-4 strains 54,00 EUR/strain 73,00 EUR/strain
5 or more strains 47,00 EUR/strain 64,00 EUR/strain
Public deposit    
Deposit of strain in the public collection no charges no charges
Safe deposit    

Viability, authenticity and purity check, preservation and the first year of safe-keeping



Annual maintenance fee, including a yearly viability report and supply of a subculture

84,00 84,00

Supply of a subculture

54,00 54,00

Preparation of a new batch of samples for long-term storage



* Given are the safe depot prices following the standard procedures (cryopreservation, 9 cryovials, yearly viability check and subculture sending, no morphological or molecular characterization), please note that modifications of the procedure are available on request.


Additional charges

Administrative fee: 16,00 EUR per order

Courier cost is charged in case the customer prefers shipment by courier and the customer has no local courier account number.

Please specify:

  • the invoice address if different from the shipping address;
  • VAT number (Value Added Tax), if existing;
  • in case of payment by credit card: name of credit card holder; credit card number, expiry date;

Ordering information and material transfer agreement

How to submit an order

  • by mail:

    Olga Chepurnova
    Laboratory for Protistology & Aquatic Ecology
    Krijgslaan 281 – S8
    9000 Gent

  • by phone a: +32-(0)9-264 85 10
  • by fax: +32-(0)9-264 85 99
  • by
  • on-line b: shopping cart

aAll orders by telephone must be followed by a written confirmation (mail, fax, e-mail, on-line).

bOnly possible if you have a BCCM/DCG customer number, which will be allocated to your company/laboratory after your first order.

Specifications to be mentioned in the order form/letter for sample supply

For strains from the public collection, please specify:

  • the exact identification of the requested materials (name and DCG accession number);
  • the invoice address if different from the shipping address;
  • how you would like us to ship the materials c;
  • a confirmation that the persons responsible for handling the biological material have read and agree to the conditions stated in the BCCM Material Transfer Agreement.

c The customer can choose between shipment by the postal service at ambient temperature (no extra costs, but at the customer's own risk as regards loss) and shipment by a courier (at the customer's own expense). In the latter case, please inform us of your local courier account number or confirm that we can add the courier costs to the invoice.