The Bacteriophage Bank of Korea was established in 2010. It is located in the Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology,
Hankuk Univsersity of Foreign Studies, Yong-In, Gyung-Gi Do, Korea. The bank is supported by a fund from Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning, Korea.
Currently, professor Heejoon Myung serves as the director of the bank.
The bank collects and stocks bacteriophages and distributes them to academics and industries worldwide.
There are more than 1,000 phages stocked in the bank. Host bacteria include Escherichia coli, Salmonella enterica,
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, Acinetobacter baumanii, Enterococcus faecalis, Enterococcus faecium,
Cronobacter sakazakii, Serratia marsescens, Campylobacter jejuni, and Bacillus cereus. The number of stocked phages are constantly growing.
Bacteriophages are provided with information about initial characterization: host bacteria, site of isolation, composition of virion proteins
as shown by SDS-PAGE analysis, MALDI-TOF MS analysis of major virion protein(s), and genome size as determined by PFGE analysis.
Researches are welcome to deposit their collection of bacteriophages. Stocked phages are distributes with a nominal handling fee.
Material transfer agreement (MTA) form is provided and signed before sending out phages. A delivery charge applies.