NCIMB is a biotechnology company providing innovative microbial solutions for life sciences, food & drink, energy, and environmental businesses.

We supply, identify, characterise, quantify and store microorganisms to support and de-risk your process and product development needs. Our commitment to customer service sits at the heart of our offering.


Our Products and services

Our unique culture collection is the foundation on which our company is built and our products and services have been developed in line with industry requirements. You can search for products and services by industry sector or explore using the links below.


Culture Collection

NCIMB manages the UK’s largest public repository of bacterial reference strains for research and biotechnology applications.

About the Culture Collection

Microbiology & Lab Services

Our laboratory scientists are experts in detecting, identifying, sequencing and quantifying microorganisms. We provide a range of testing services and undertake  projects to support microbial product development.

About Microbiology & Lab Services

preservation, Storage & patent deposits

Our storage services provide an offsite back-up for organisations working with biological material. We are also recognised internationally as a depository for biological material that is the subject of patents.

About Preservation, Storage & Patent Deposits

Quality Control Products

We supply the Microbiologics QC testing products and innovative Custom Controls made from your own environmental isolates.

About QC Products

Specialist Media

Our specialist microbiology media is used by energy and environmental microbiolgists.

About Specialist Media

Ecotoxicity Tests

We offer ecotoxicty testing using our innovative microbial MARA and LumiMARA tests and can supply testing kits.

About Ecotoxicity Testing

NCIMB in Focus

Learn more about some of our projects, services and recent activity below!