Polish Collection of Microorganisms

The Polish Collection of Microorganisms, located at the Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy in Wrocław, is a collection of bacterial strains and bacteriophages. It is registered with the World Federation of Culture Collections (WFCC No. 106) and with the European Culture Collections’ Organization (ECCO). The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), basing its decision on the collection's content, scientific staff and technical potential, conferred the status of International Depositary Authority (IDA) on the PCM for purposes of patent procedures.