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As of the 1st of June 1992, the CECT acquired the status of International Depository Authority (IDA) under the regulations of the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedures. The CECT is therefore the only international authority for the deposit of bacteria, filamentous fungi and yeasts for purposes of patent existing in Spain.

You can see the fees associated with this type of deposit in the fees section. In the invoice, shipping costs for the delivery of the strains for authenticity checking (if requested) will be included (check fees)

Anyone interested in depositing strains in this way, should send the form [MSWord] [pdf] duly filled in, together with five copies of a pure culture of the microorganisms to be stored. 

Please see the Guide to the Deposit of Microorganisms in the CECT

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