The Culture Collection of Switzerland (CCOS) is the Swiss national public culture collection for microorganisms and supports the life sciences community with biological material, back up storage and services.

Products, services, technology

  • Confidential biostorage at 4°C to -196°C
  • Microorganisms for R&D
  • Antibiotic suscebtibility testing (ISO 10932)
  • Custom lyophilisation
  • Gut Metabolisation Test (GMT): determination of faecal degradation of drugs (DMPK)
  • Microbial standards for microbiome studies

Cooperation possibilities

Research projects in the fields of biobanking, cryopreservation and antibiotic resistance testing of starter cultures.

Isolation, screening and identification of microorganisms (e.g. bacteria, fungi)


Facts & figures
  • Type of organization
    Private company
  • Year of foundation
  • Number of employees in Switzerland