BCCM/DCG Diatoms Collection price list

  Prices (EUR) excl. VAT
Non-Profit Profit

Supply samples from public collection



63,00 94,00

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(1)



Annual maintenance fee, including a yearly viability report and supply of a subculture(1)

97,00 97,00

Supply of a subculture

76,00 76,00

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








Creation of clonal microalgae strain starting from one single cell

81,00 121,00



Identification of monoclonal algae cultures based on morphology and DNA

202,00 253,00

Scanning electron Microscopy (price per hour)

81,00 101,00

Specialized imaging equipment


Imaging Flow Cytometer ImageStream®X Mark II (price per hour)

101,00 126,00

BioTek™ Cytation™ 3 Cell Imaging Multi-Mode Reader (price per hour)

81,00 101,00



WC medium: 7x50ml filter sterilized stock solutions at 1000x concentration



Other media or larger volumes

On request On request



Teaching set 'Start to grow': 2 strains, 1L medium and plasticware (Belgium only)

31,00 NA

Teaching set 'Morphology': 8 strains and 1L medium (Belgium only)

115,00 NA

Training, lectures, consultancy

On request On request

Handling, packaging, shipping and bank fee


Shipping to Belgium

15,00 15,00

Shipping to EU and Switzerland

30,00 30,00

Shipping to the rest of the world

45,00 45,00


(1) 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.



Ordering information and material transfer agreement

How to submit an order

Orders should be written, preferably by e-mail using your company's or institute's e-mail account. Please mention a purchase order number in your e-mail (or attach your purchase order) if required by your Financial Department. Biological materials will not be shipped to private addresses.

a Only 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 (species name and DCG accession number);
  • the invoice address if different from the shipping address;
  • in case of payement by credit card: name of credit card holder, credit card number, expiry date 
  • your international courier account number (DHL, FedEx,...) if you want to use your own courier in which the transport costs will be charged directly to your account
  • VAT number (Value Added Tax), if existing

For strains from the safe deposit collection, please contact BCCM/DCG

The release and the use of biological material from the public BCCM/DCG collection are subject to the terms of the  BCCM Material Transfer Agreement.