The Centre de Ressources Biologiques de l’Institut Pasteur, CRBIP, was created in 2001 as a transversal biobank infrastructure that includes microbial and human specimen collections of Institut Pasteur. The CRBIP receives, maintains, characterizes and supplies biological resources globally, in compliance with health and environmental safety standards and under applicable laws and regulations.

A CRBIP Project Management Office (PMO) has recently been formalized with a transversal role of managing projects – other than internal research projects – related to valorization, quality, optimization of transversal processes, communication and user relations.

The Expertise group GIPhy – Genome Informatics and Phylogenetics has recently join the CRBIP-PMO with the main focus to support taxonomic classifications and characterization of bacterial genome resources.

The following collections are part of the CRBIP:

CIP: Collection of Institut Pasteur

One of the oldest and largest microbial collections worldwide
CONTACT: cip@pasteur.fr

+ VIRAL & FUNGAL STRAINS collections


PCC: Pasteur Cultures of Cyanobacteria

Representing the taxonomic and functional diversity of Cyanobacteria
CONTACT: collectionpcc@pasteur.fr


CNCM: Collection Nationale de Cultures de Microorganismes

+ 1 500 CELL LINES deposited in one of the largest biorepository (IDA) for Patent procedures under the Budapest Treaty
CONTACT: cncm@pasteur.fr


ICAReB-Biobank: Integrated Collections for Adaptive Research in Biomedicine

+ 150 000 SAMPLES & CLINICAL DATA from patients and healthy volunteers
CONTACT: icareb-biobank@pasteur.fr


To access:
    • Human samples: The full procedure to access samples from ICAReB-biobank (Integrated Collections for Adaptive Research in Biomedicine) is described here. Check out ICAReB’s catalog.
    • Cyanobacteria: The instructions to order cyanobaceria from the Pasteur Cultures of Cyanobacteria can be found here. Check out the PCC’s catalog and ask for a quote to collectionpcc@pasteur.fr
    • Bacteria: Check out the CIP’s catalog and ask for a quote to cip@pasteur.fr
    • Viruses: Check out the CVIP’s catalog.
    • Yeasts & Filamentous fungi -> RE-OPENING SOON
      The CRBIP regrets to inform that unfortunately since March 30th 2013, the Fungi Collection of Institut Pasteur (Collection des Champignons de l’Institut Pasteur) is closed and can no longer distribute fungal strains. The CRBIP is currently working to reopen the collection.
To deposit:
  • a microorganism or a cell line for the purposes of the patent procedure under the Budapest Treaty

The CNCM is the only collection in France with the status of International Depositary Authority (IDA) under the Budapest Treaty on the international recognition of the deposit of microorganisms for the purposes of the patent procedure and may receive microorganisms, cell cultures and viruses, all filed for purposes requiring a strictly defined confidentiality clause. To make a deposit, please contact cncm@pasteur.fr

  • a bacterial strain in the open collection of CIP

The deposit of a bacterial strain is free of charge and is accompanied by a completed Deposit form for microorganisms with the information required for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol (date of collection, country of origin, who collected the strain, …), the culture conditions, the components of the culture medium if necessary, the properties of the strain and the bibliography. The deposit form is to be sent to cip@pasteur.fr.

The quality of our products

All strains and samples in our biobanks and proposed to our customers are managed under strict rules of quality control that ensure optimal stability and traceability. CRBIP implements a harmonized quality management system with common processes.

The CRBIP distributes its biological resources in France and abroad following safety standards for health and the respect of the environment in compliance with international laws and regulations.




Email CRBIP heads: crbip@pasteur.fr

Email CRBIP-PMO: crbip-pmo@paseur.fr

Phone: +33 (0)145688775 / +33 (0)144389195

25-28 Rue du Docteur Roux 75015, Paris France