NCIMB provides specialist products and services to protect your business and support innovation.

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Culture Collection

NCIMB manages the National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria - the UK’s biggest repository for reference strains of environmental and industrially useful bacteria, plasmids and bacteriophages.

Patent and Secure Storage

Patent and Secure Storage

NCIMB is an International Depository Authority for bacteria, yeasts, bacteriophages, plasmids, plant seeds and plant cell tissue cultures. We also provide a range of ISO9001:2008 accredited and cGMP compliant, confidential and secure biomaterial storage services.

Patent and Secure Storage