The important of microbial resources has been increasingly recognized as the materials for researchers in various scientific disciplines as well as their applications in biotechnology and industry. Many countries have developed and support national microbial collections to meet their scientific and industrial needs and policies. Demands are increased for establishment of international network to access wide range of microbial materials with potential and quality considering their intellectual property rights (IPRs) and Conventional Biological Diversity (CBD). Such network should provide culture collections with qualified management, standardized quality control system and secure exchange of materials between collections as well as the staff training.
Asian Regional Workshop 2004