Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms

The Philippine National Collection of Microorganisms (PNCM) serves as the national repository of microorganisms in the Philippines. It preserves, maintains, and distributes microbial cultures; implements research projects on microbial taxonomy, microbial ecology, basic and applied microbiology; and performs microbiological analyses on food, feed, water, agricultural and other samples. PNCM is a member of the World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC), The Asian Consortium for the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Microbial Resources (ACM), and the Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections (PNMCC).


Non-commercial rates apply to government agencies, government-funded projects, and educational institutions
and their students. Commercial rates apply to private individuals doing research, private companies, non-government
organizations (NGOs) and their funded projects.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice and conditions may apply.
  • The results of the analysis will be based on sample(s) submitted by the customer. The BIOTECH-UPLB does not
    guarantee that the sample(s) submitted corresponds to the batch/lot/shipment delivery indicated nor does BIOTECH
    guarantee that sample(s) submitted is/are random preparation of the batch/lot/shipment delivery.
At least 50% down payment is required for processing of samples for analysis and other services excluding sale of
cultures in which 100% should be paid for processing of request to commence. For payment in cheque (company cheque), please
make it payable to UPLB.
For questions regarding PNCM services, you may contact us using the details below:
    Mobile: +63 946 200 1853
    E-mail: [email protected]
I. Foods
1. Aerobic Plate Count1,2301,700
2. Yeast and Mold Count (Fungal Count)1,5001,900
3. Detection and Count of Lactic Acid Bacteria1,7802,400
4. Detection and Count of Total Coliforms1,7802,400
II. Waters (Potable waters; Non-potable waters sewage; Effluents and trade
waters; Environmental waters; Source water)
1. Heterotrophic Plate Count (HPC)1,2301,700
2. Detection of Total Coliforms1,1001,650
III. Microbial Cultures (Bacteria and Yeast)
1. Characterization (Cultural, Morphological, and Biochemical) 5,1706,500
IV. Biological Products (Biofertilizers, biopesticides, and others)
1. Detection and Count of Trichoderma spp.1,9602,660


I. Sale of Microbial Cultures (subject to availability of stocks)
1. Aerobic Bacteria (in agar slant)520926
2. Anaerobic Bacteria (in agar slant)9201,560
3. Yeast (in agar slant)520926
4. Multicellular Fungi (in agar slant)520926
II. Microbial Detection and Counts for Other Samples/Matrices
1. Aerobic Plate Count1,2301,700
2. Bacterial Count1,2301,700
3. Yeast and Mold Count (Fungal Count)1,5001,900
4. Detection and Count of Total Coliforms1,7802,400
5. Detection of Salmonella spp.1,9602,660
6. Detection and Count of Bacillus subtilis 1,9602,660
7. Detection and Count of Trichoderma spp.1,9602,660
8. Detection and Count of Putative Nitrogen-fixing Bacteria1,9602,660
III. Efficacy of Biocides
1. Quantitative Suspension Test for the Evaluation of Bactericidal Activity5,2656,600
2. Antimicrobial Cylinder Cup Plate Assay (modified Kirby-Bauer method)
(per 1 test organism, per sample)
IV. Culture Safety Deposit
1. Culture safety deposit (per culture) (inclusive of authentication)10,40015,000
2. Maintenance Fee (paid annually a year after initial deposit)1,2301,700
V. Lyophilization of Cultures
1. Aerobic cultures (per 5 ampoules)1,9582,420
2. Bulk L-drying (per day)1,7982,288