NBRC: Deposit​

Deposit of biological materials

NBRC accepts deposit of biological materials that are newly named or having potential usefulness for academic and industrial uses. We assign NBRC number to the deposited biological materials and will make them available to the public.

Deposit procedures are available at:


For acceptable biological materials, please refer to the following webpage


Patent Deposit

NITE Patent Microorganisms Depositary (NPMD) and International Patent Organism Depositary (IPOD) are designated as International Depositary Authorities (IDA) under the Budapest Treaty. NPMD and IPOD accept, preserve and furnish patent biological materials.

Outline of NPMD and IPOD is available at: