The Centre de Ressources Biologiques de l’Institut Pasteur, CRBIP, was created in 2002 as a transversal functional structure that encompasses the five biobanks of the Institut Pasteur, Paris, for a common strategy aligned with the strategic plan of the Institute. The following Pasteurian biobanks are part of the CRBIP.
High-quality biobanks and microbial collections are essential tools for biodiversity preservation and enable meaningful results in taxonomy, industrial biotechnology and fundamental and clinical research. The Biological Resource Center of the Institut Pasteur (CRBIP) plays an essential role in the provision of high-quality biological material for the generation of reliable scientific results and technological innovations.
In order to meet the demand for advancement of life sciences and biotechnology, the CRBIP is a reliable repository and provider for high-quality biological material (microorganisms and human samples) and its associated data. For this purpose, the following entities of the CRBIP are certified with the national standard for biobanking (AFNOR NF S 96-900): the Collection of bacteria of the Institut Pasteur (CIP), the Pasteur Culture of Cyanobacteria (PCC) and the platform Clinical Investigation and Access to BioRessources (ICAReB).
The National Collection of Cultures of Microorganisms (CNCM), holding patent-associated microorganisms and the Collection of Viruses of the Institut Pasteur (CVIP), holding the virus of human oringin, have joined the CRBIP in 2018 increasing the diversity of the represented organisms.