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CIRM-Food Associated Bacteria / CIRM-BIA

Catalog of strains/DNA
Deposit of strains

CIRM-BIA, A biological ressources center fully dedicated to bacteria for food products, your unique partner for strain and service provision

Propionibacterium freudenreichii - © Inra

The CIRM-BIA, created in 2006 consists of 4,000 strains of bacteria of food interest the most disverse as possible (100 spesies, 12 genera). These numbers are constantly increase through collection in original and varied habitats.

It is backed by the UMR INRA / AGROCAMPUS OUEST Science and technology of milk and eggs (STLO), one of many INRA units devoted to research on nutrition and food safety, which guarantees the expertise and know-how on bacteria of food interest.

ISO 9001 certified for customer satisfaction, the CIRM-BIA observes the Convention of Biological Diversity, and is concerned with the sustainability of collections.

Ses missions :

  • Bring together the main INRA collections of  bacteria of food interest disseminated in the differents research centers in order to: safeguard their sustainability, guarantee their optimal characterization and their readability.
  • Enrich collections by exploration of biodiversity of food related bacteria and by collection in original and varied habitats.
  • Exploit the full scientific and economic potential value of collections by their largest diffusion as possible to scientific and industrial community and associated tailor-made services (identification, caracterization, safety deposit,…).
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