The Collection of Microorganisms Producing Antibiotics (IBA) is one of the laboratories of Bioengineering Department of Institute of Biotechnology and Antibiotics. It was organized in 1957 in the connection with development of research on antibiotic production. The continious work on the maintenance of the collection is connected with research on improvement of biotechnological feature of the technological strains.
The collection includes 915 strains: filamentous fungi (producing β-lactam, macrolide and peptide antibiotics), yeasts (producing enzymes) and bacteria (producing peptide antibiotics, bacteriocines, enzymes, aminoacids and vitamins as well as bacteria for biological tests).
The database in Microsoft Access contains: the names of strains collected in IBA collection, their origin, conditions of cultivation (media and temperature) as well as the list of produced metabolites. The first edition of Cataloque IBA Collection, edited at 1998 is available in IBA and it may be ordered.