Biopreserv Biobank 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.
Division of Pathogen Resource Management, Center for Public Vaccine Development and Support, Korea National Institute of Health, Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, Cheongju-si, South Korea.
The National Culture Collection for Pathogens (NCCP) in the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency (KDCA) is in charge of the collection, quality control, and commercialization of pathogens and of information on pathogens that cause infectious diseases, and distributes them to be utilized for promoting public health and the health care industry. Since the NCCP Task Force was established in 2009 and the law for collection, management, and exploitation of pathogen resources became effective in 2017, NCCP has been responsible for the deposition, registration, and preservation of pathogen resources. Herein, we provide information on the recent status of pathogen resource distribution over the past 5 years and pathogen resources that are available for distribution presently. Read More