|Mailing address||Edificio 3. Parc Científic U.V.
Catedrático Agustín Escardino, 9
|Correspondent||José Miguel López Coronado
|Member holdings||The Spanish Type Culture Collection (CECT) was founded 1960 as the national culture collection in Spain and it remains as the only national collection of microorganisms that is official and of public nature. In 1991 it became a service of the University of Valencia (UVEG), and in 1992 it was recognized as International Depositary Authority (IDA) for storing microorganisms for patent purposes. According to the functions of a Biological Resource Centre, CECT activities include the preservation of microbial resources, research conducted upon them, and several services that are offered online at http://www.cect.org.
It is a broad scope collection that holds around 8,000 microbial strains. Roughly half of them are prokaryotes (bacteria and archaea), and the rest are yeasts and filamentous fungi.
|Quality Management System||The CECT is ISO 9001 certified since 2004.|