French law (Arrêté du 30 avril 2012), lists the micro-organisms and toxins which require an ANSM authorisation for their production, transportation, importation, exportation, possession, transfer, acquisition and use.   All biological agents falling under this law require an ANSM authorisation.  This includes all recombinant proteins or other molecules issued from the listed biological agents, even if they have been over-expressed in a non-pathogenic micro-organism (i.e. E. coli, insect cells, pichia pastoris, etc.).

The ESRF is not authorised to accept such samples.