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The Bioresource Collection and Research Center (BCRC), originally named the Culture Collection and Research Centre (CCRC) at FIRDI, was launched in 1982 and established for industrial purpose. BCRC is mainly funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) and is the only institute appointed by the Intellectual Property Office, MOEA for the deposit of patent-related biological materials. BCRC is not only an “Agricultural Microorganisms Bank” of the Council of Agriculture, but also the core facility of National Health Research Institute for “Cell Bank”. BCRC is the most systematic and service-oriented bioresource center (BRC) in Asia, and has been a member of World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC) since 1984. BCRC is the first BRC certified by the international organism of ISO quality system (ISO 9001:2000) as a multi-functional’s bioresource center in the world and has been accredited in respect of laboratory (accreditation number : 1865) according the criteria of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 by the Taiwan Accreditation Foundation (TAF). The mission of BCRC is innovation, value-addition and creation. BCRC will continue to assist the development of biotech-related industries in Taiwan by providing customized and value-added services based on the science and technology in the biological resources to promote industrial activities and create industrial values.