Microbial Identification Services NCIMB undertakes identification of bacteria, yeasts and moulds to GMP standards. The National Collection of Industrial Food and Marine Bacteria NCIMB manages the UK's biggest repository for reference strains of environmentally and industrially useful bacteria. Patent Storage Services NCIMB accepts deposits of bacteria, yeasts, bacteriophages, plasmids, plant seeds and plant cell tissue cultures under the Budapest Treaty. Analytical Services NCIMB's analytical services are used by a diverse range of industry sectors including oil and gas, food and drink, pharma, and environmental services.

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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.

About the Culture Collection
Culture Collection

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 confidential and secure biological storage services.

About Patent and Secure Storage
Patent and Secure Storage