NCIMB and GitLife win innovate UK funding to support development of new therapeutic solutions

Aberdeen-based biotechnology company NCIMB is teaming up with innovative Newcastle University Spinout GitLife Biotech in a 12-month project that will investigate the therapeutic potential of gut microbes. The project aims to develop a new class of therapeutics based on living bacteria to prevent or treat disease.  The work has been funded by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) The project will use engineering biology to enhance the therapeutic potential of microbial strains from NCIMB’s culture collection. Explaining more about the work, NCIMB’s CEO Dr Edward Green said: …

Celebrating World Microbiome Day 2023: Microbes and Food

Julie MacKinnon, Microbiome Services Manager We always like to mark world microbiome day here at NCIMB, and this year the theme is “Microbes and Food”. It’s an important topic and one that NCIMB has been involved in for decades, through the culture collection that we maintain, the services we provide and the research and development products that have been involved in. Microbes and food are interwoven in so many ways its difficult to know where to start – from the soil in which crops are grown, to fermented foods, the …