|Welcome to VTT Culture Collection, an international bioresource centre. VTT Culture Collection has been established 1959, and it has been a member of the European Culture Collections' Organisation (ECCO) since 1984, and of the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) since 1985. VTT Culture Collection was registered in the World Data Centre for Microorganims as number WDCM 139. VTT Culture Collection has a strong background for meeting the demands of the users of biological resource centres, both for scientific, applied and industrial purposes. The collections host together more than 6000 bacteria, fungi, and plant cell cultures. Pure cultures are delivered worldwide, and for bacteria and fungi confidential safe deposit services and patent deposits are also offered.
The collection services include identification of microorganisms and consulting. VTTCC and its personnel is also an active partner in industrial and scientific research involving biodiversity and utilisation of microbial and plant cells.
The VTT operating system is certified under standard ISO 9001:2008, awarded by DNV in 2011 and ISO 14001:2004, awarded by DNV in 2014. The certificates cover research, technology transfer, consultation services and development of new technology.
Some biological material is confidential and distributed only to the depositors or with their written permission. Consultation, identification and characterisation services are confidential.
Visit our open online catalogues:
Bacterial and fungal collections
Plant Cell Culture Collection