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To request CECT strains the following steps should be followed: 

  • New users:  send to the CECT duly completed, signed and stamped the New User Registration form by regular mail. Take into account that the provided data (Social Reason, company or personal tax code and address or invoicing data) are the ones which will appear in the receipt, please fill in these fields according to their invoicing requirements. Do not forget to sign and stamp both sheets and send the original document by regular mail. Distributor firms or intermediaries interested in supplying the CECT products should contact to
  • Orders should be made by email to the address using the strains request form in which client data and order number must be included. Ordering by phone is not admitted. 
  • Check de availability of the strain in the CECT catalogue. CECT also offers Certified Strains and a selection of strains at a reduced fee for educational purposes and for quality controls
  • Check the Restrictions on the distribution of strains, the Type of Presentation and the Fees. We would like to inform you that according to the Spanish legislation (RD 124/2017) users ordering Spanish strains (Country of Access in the strain datasheet) for research purposes should seek for an access permit to the competent authority. Using the strains for quality control, teaching or taxonomy does not require an access permit. For more information please contact the Spanish ABS National Focal Point
  • Orders from countries outside Europe need an export permit from the Spanish Ministry of Health. The fee for this procedure can be consulted here. In order to manage it correctly, the Consignee declaration must be sent together with the order (use the GR1 or GR2 document depending on the risk group of the requested strains) indicating the strains that are requested and their intended use.
  • The following strains can not be shipped outside the EU ( CE nº 428/2009 )
    Species CECT strain
    Vibrio cholerae CECT 512, 513, 514, 552, 569, 651, 652, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658, 659, 8265
    Clostridium argentinense (Clostridium botulinum type G) CECT 4615
    Clostridium botulinum CECT 551, 581, 4610, 4611, 4612
    Clostridium perfringens epsilon toxin producing strains CECT 821, 822
    Salmonella typhi (Salmonella entérica subsp. enterica serovar Typhi) CECT 409,725, 4138, 4150
    Escherichia coli CECT 4076, 4267, 4782, 4783, 8294, 8295

Payment method: The payments must be carried out by bank transfer to the Spanish Type Culture Collection (CECT) at most within 30 days after receiving the invoice.