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PM Services Shipping Instructions

We do not accept Class III and certain other pathogens. We do not accept Vancomycin resistant S. aureus, select agents, or exemptions of select agents. (http://www.selectagents.gov/)

Domestic Shipping Instructions

International Shipping Instructions

PM Services Domestic Shipping Instructions

  1. If your microorganism has previously been imported into the USA from a foreign country, please follow the instructions on our international shipping page.

    International Shipping Instructions

  2. Inoculate pure microbial cultures onto solid agar and incubate to provide adequate growth. There are no media restrictions or preferences.  Microtube slants and stabs are preferred because they are small and hard to break.  Seal with laboratory film.

  3. Label with your sample name and date inoculated.

    Please ship all known or suspected pathogens as mandated by governement regulations. (42 CFR part 72)

    No person may knowingly transport or cause to be transported in interstate
    traffic, directly or indirectly, any material including, but not limited to,
    diagnostic specimens and biological products which such person reasonably
    believe may contain an etiologic agent unless such material is packaged to
    withstand leakage of contents, shocks, pressure changes, and other
    conditions incident to ordinary handling in transportation.

  4. Package according to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) BMBL appendix C and according to the regulations of the Public Health Service and the Department of Transportation.  A source of packaging materials can be obtained from Saf-T-Pak, Inc. (http://www.saftpak.com).

  5. Label packages according to the regulations of the US Department of
    Transportation. http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/PHMSA/DownloadableFiles/Files/Transport
    ing_Infectious_Substances_brochure.pdf

 PM Services International Shipping Instructions

  1. If your microorganism has previously been imported into the USA from a foreign country, or if you are shipping microorganisms to the United States from a foreign country, please follow these instructions carefully.

  2. If your microorganism is a human, plant, or livestock pathogen, please consult with us prior to shipping to insure that we have appropriate permits and biosafety precautions.

  3. Inoculate pure microbial cultures onto solid agar and incubate to provide adequate growth. There are no media restrictions or preferences.  Microtube slants and stabs are preferred because they are small and hard to break.  Seal with laboratory film.

  4. Label with your sample name and date inoculated.

  5. Package according to the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) BMBL appendix C and IATA.  A source of packaging materials can be obtained from Saf-T-Pak, Inc. (http://www.saftpak.com).

  6. Label packages according to the regulations of the US Department of Transportation. http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/PHMSA/DownloadableFiles/Files/Transporting_Infectious_Substances_brochure.pdf

    7.  For non-pathogens, use USDA Guideline 1116. http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import_export/animals/animal_import/downloads/inpathmicro.html

  7. For human pathogens, use our CDC import permit and label. Include copies of the permit in your shipping documents.

    http://www.biolog.com/permits/CDC.pdf
    http://www.biolog.com/permits/CDC_label.pdf

  8. For pathogens of livestock including ACTINOMYCES, ERYSIPELOTHRIX, LISTERIA, CAMPYLOBACTER, CORYNEBACTERIUM, ACTINOBACILLUS, BORDETELLA, ESCHERICHIA, HEMOPHILUS, MORAXELLA, NEISSERIA, PASTURELLA, SALMONELLA, SHIGELLA, VIBRIO (non cholera), AND YERSINIA (non pestis), use our USDA veterinary permit.

    http://www.biolog.com/permits/Vet_permit.pdf

  9. For plant pathogens, consult with us via email (pmservices@biolog.com) to make sure that we have a permit for your species.  If we can import your plant pathogen, obtain a package label from PM Services and include copies of the permit in your shipment.

    http://www.biolog.com/permits/USDA_PPQ526.pdf

    Request a package label via email (pmservices@biolog.com)

  10. Use an express carrier such as FEDEX. Do not use a carrier that requires the use of a customs broker in the US. We cannot work with customs brokers.

 
 

     


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