NZ Culture Collection

ESR maintains a culture collection of medically important bacteria as part of the New Zealand Reference Culture Collection (NZRM).

The NZRM is a member of the World Federation for Culture Collections. It holds approximately 4,000 strains and supplies reference cultures for quality control, teaching and research.Staff also provide advice on regulatory requirements for packing and shipping of infectious substances, MAF/ERMA approval of transitional and containment facilities, and health and safety in laboratories.

Culture Collection - Catalogue of Strains, 7th Edition 2004

Supplement to Culture Collection 2013 [PDF, 278 KB]

Request for Culture from the Collection

Request form [PDF, 484 KB]

Deposit of Culture into the Collection

Deposit form [PDF, 498 KB]

Contact us

T: +64 4 914 0705 

F: + 64 4 913 9609