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Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms
Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms
The PNCM serves as the national repository of microorganisms in the Philippines. It is recognized by various government regulatory agencies and is the first and only ISO 17025:2017 accredited microbiological testing laboratory in the UP System. The PNCM accessions and distributes microbial cultures; implements research projects on microbial taxonomy, microbial ecology, basic & applied microbiology; and performs microbiological analyses on food, feed, water, agricultural and other samples. It is a member of the World Federation of Culture Collections (WFCC), The Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources (ACM), and the Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections (PNMCC).

List of PNCM Services

 Non-commercial (Php)Commercial (Php)
Aerobic Bacteria (ampoule)Php473Php842
Anaerobic Bacteria (ampoule)Anaerobic Bacteria (ampoule)Php1419
Yeast (ampoule)Php473Php842
Multicellular Fungi (ampoule)Php473Php842
Aerobic Bacteria (active)Php520Php926
Anaerobic Bacteria (activePhp920Php1560
Yeast (active)Php520Php926
Mulicellular Fungi (active)Php520Php926

MICROBIAL TESTS ON PACKAGING MATERIALS

 Non-commercial (Php)Commercial (Php)
TAPPI Fungus Resistance of Paper and Paperboard

(Spore-Mycelial Method)

per three test organisms, per sample
Php5010Php6300

IDENTIFICATION OF MICROORGANISMS

Name of Test or ProcedureNon-Commercial RateCommercial Rate
Aerobic BacteriaPhp5170Php6500
YeastPhp5170Php6500
Multicellular FungiPhp5170Php6500

MUTAGENICITY ASSAY (AMES TEST)

Name of Test or ProcedureNon-Commercial RateCommercial Rate
Php4800Php6000

CULTURE SAFETY DEPOSIT

Name of Test or ProcedureNon-Commercial RateCommercial Rate
Culture Safety Deposit
(minimum of 5 cultures deposited) per isolate
Php3040Php3750
Culture Safety Deposit
(less than 5 cultures deposited) per isolate
Php7590Php9370

LYOPHILIZATION OF CULTURES

Name of Test or ProcedureNon-Commercial RateCommercial Rate
Aerobic Cultures 6 ampoulesPhp1780Php2200
Bulk L-Drying per dayPhp1635Php2080

SLIDE PREPARATION

 Non-Commercial RateCommercial Rate
50 slidesPhp1392Php3025

PHOTOMICROSCOPY

 Non-Commercial RateCommercial Rate
per hourPhp200Php250
At least 50% down payment is required for processing of samples for analysis and other services excluding sale of cultures in which 100% should be paid for processing of request to commence. For payment in cheque, please make it payable to UPLB.
Non-commercial rates apply to government agencies, government-funded projects, and educational institutions and their students. Commercial rates apply to private individuals doing research, private companies, non-government organizations and NGO-funded projects.
Prices are subject to change without prior notice and conditions may apply.

The results of the analysis will be based on sample(s) submitted by the customer. The BIOTECH-UPLB does not guarantee that the sample(s) submitted corresponds to the batch/lot/shipment delivery indicated nor does BIOTECH guarantee that sample(s) submitted is/are random preparation of the batch/lot/shipment delivery.