1. Collection
Registered Number 947
Acronym Fiocruz/CCBH
Full Name Coleção de Culturas de Bactérias de Origem Hospitalar
Institution Fundação Oswaldo Cruz - IOC
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Comment The Culture Collection of Hospital-Acquired Bacteria (CCBH) is located at the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory (LAPIH) that performs bacteriological, epidemiological and molecular analyses of bacterial strains from hospital infections. The bacterial cultures preserved at CCBH come from hospital outbreaks from several regions of Brazil and represent a collection of great importance for society in general. There are about 15.000 strains of multiple drug resistant (MDR) Gram negative bacteria such as: Klebsiella pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii and Enterobacter aerogenes, isolated from septicemia, meningitis and pneumonia cases among others. These microorganisms are not commercially available, they are only available for research at public, private, national and international institutions. The collection performs several services such as maintenance, preservation, deposit and distribution of strains, besides taxonomic characterization and genotypic analysis. The CCBH has FINEP, FAPERJ and CNPq support. In adittion, CCBH has been accredited as Trusted Depository Collection of sample of Genetic Heritage Component by Genetic Heritage Management Council/ Ministry of Environment, under the number 022/2010 as a sub-collection of the CCBS.
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Cláudio Rocha
Postal Address Av. Brasil , 4365,Rio de Janeiro,Rio de Janeiro,21045-900
Country Brazil
Telephone 1 (55) 21-2562-1626
Telephone 2 (55) 21-98895-4246
E-mail 1 ccbh@fiocruz.br
E-mail 2 vpplr@fiocruz.br
Homepage http://ccbh.fiocruz.br/index?services 
3. Status of the collection
Status Governmental
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor National research funding agencies
Health Ministry
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Marise Dutra /Asensi
Curator Dr. Cláudio Rocha (Medical Microbiologist)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (3)
Assistants (5)
Total (8)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Applied microbiology
Medical microbiology
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freezer(Bacteria)
Liquid N2(Bacteria)
Control of the culture Biochemical tests
16S rRNA Gene Sequencing
MALDI–TOF mass spectrometry
Deposit Mainly to our collection
Mainly to collections in our country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Isolation by ourselves
Personally from the scientists in our country
From the research institutions in our country
the collection abroadLACEN(Brazil)
the collection abroadATCC(United States)
the collection abroadCDC(United States)
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 15000 15000
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability Free to Research Institutions and Universities
Exchange with Research Institutions and Universities
Exchange with Reconignized collection
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Storage service(Bacteria)
Training Culture and preservation methods
Consulation about Preservation
Shipment regulations
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 2009-09-30
Date of Reply 2016-02-11