VTT Culture Collection is a national service collection of microorganisms. It
has been a member of international organisations such as the
European Culture Collections' Organisation (ECCO)
since 1984 and the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) since 1985 (number 139). The total holding
of the culture collection is about 1400 yeasts, 1300 filamentous
fungi and 3000 bacteria, which have been isolated or constructed
during VTT research projects or ordered from other culture
collections. The unique strains originate from food, brewing,
malting, pulp and paper processes, human GI-tract or from the
We deliver microbial pure cultures for industrial and for research purposes. Safe Deposit service of strains is offered on confidential basis. Identification and characterisation of strains based on genotypic and phenotypic methods is performed on request. For a list of our services, click here.
The VTT operating system is certified under standard ISO 9001:2008. The certificate was awarded by DNV in 2011 and it covers research, technology transfer, consultation services and development of new technology.
Some strains are confidential and distributed only to the depositors or with their written permission. Identification and characterisation services are confidential.
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Senior Research Scientist
P.O. Box 1000
Fax: +358-(0)20-722 7071
E-mail: erna.storgards [at] vtt.fi