Bioresources deposition services provided by BCRC for NBRC customers.
Transboundary transfer of the bacteria may involve inspection at the Bureau of Animal and Plant Health Inspection and Quarantine (BAPHIQ). BCRC needs to look into the IMPORT requirements after getting those deposit documents.
The following information shall be provided if possible:
Therefore, it is very important that you send the material AFTER BCRC gives you a green light.
The public deposition process:
*Be sure to keep the strains. If there is any problem during the process, you will be contacted again.
The process flowchart for public deposit can be summarized as follow:
Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), based on the Patent Act, has appointed the Food Industry Research and Development Institute (FIRDI) as the deposit institute for applications related to invention patents of microorganisms since 21st of April, 1994.
“Operational Directions Governing the Mutual Cooperation between Taiwan Intellectual Property Office and Japan Patent Office in the Field of Deposit of Biological Materials for the Purposes of Patent Procedure” is available at https://patent.bcrc.firdi.org.tw/cooperation/tw-jp-cooperation/
Should you need any further information, please feel free to contact the NBRC-BCRC personnel Dr. Patricia Cheng. (firstname.lastname@example.org)