Last shipping dates for cultures 2020

Our last shipping dates before Christmas are 21st December for delivery to the UK, and 18th December for delivery to Europe and the rest of the world. We will continue to dispatch any orders we receive up until the 23rd of December, but after our “last shipping dates” delivery is more likely to be delayed for a few days over the holiday period. Don’t worry though – most of our strains are available freeze dried and are therefore stable at room temperature.

NCIMB strains used to explore antibacterial properties of natural products

Dr Carol Phillips and Dr Samantha Law from NCIMB were delighted to have the opportunity to  work with researchers from Aberdeen University and the Arctic University of Norway, to explore antibacterial properties of natural products in a project that used microbial strains held in the NCIMB culture collection. A research article describing the work – titled “Discovery and biosynthetic investigation of a new antibacterial dehydrated non‐ribosomal tripeptide” – is now available online here The article reports discovery of a new antimicrobial peptide, albopeptide, that displays narrow-spectrum activity against vancomycin resistant …

NCIMB commits to refreshed Scottish Business Pledge

We’re delighted to have made our commitment to the refreshed Scottish Business Pledge. The Scottish Business Pledge is a values-led partnership between government and business that is based on boosting productivity and competitiveness through fairness, equality and sustainable employment. The scheme was refreshed in 2019 and includes three core elements relating to the real living wage, the gender pay gap and zero hours contracts. It also includes a range of other commitments including environmental impact, diversity, innovation, workforce engagement, internationalisation and prompt payment. A list of the companies that have …

NCIMB sponsors the Institute of Corrosion Aberdeen branch

We are delighted to announce that NCIMB is sponsoring the Aberdeen Branch of the Institute of Corrosion this year. Microorganisms can influence corrosion in a range of environments and NCIMB has extensive experience of working with the oil and gas industry to monitor the populations of microbes that can have an impact- allowing appropriate steps to be taken if the risk of microbially influenced corrosion is high. More information about our oilfield microbiology services is available here . With our years of experience in this field, getting more involved with …

NCIMB introduces services to support sustainable manufacturing at the High Value Biorenewables Network Event

NCIMB’s Business Development Manager Dr Jude Huggan introduced delegates at the High Value Biorenewables Network 2020 event: “Discovery, development and production of high value bio-based products” to the services that NCIMB offers to support sustainable manufacturing. NCIMB offers a broad range of services to support companies working in this important and exciting field and Jude’s presentation gave attendees an introduction to how we can support sustainable manufacturing throughout the process from discovery and development to manufacturing and quality control. NCIMB’s culture collection represents a unique resource when it comes to …

Download the A-Z of NCIMB for International Microorganism Day 2020

The 17th of September is International Microorganism Day – created to raise awareness of the role that microorganisms have in our lives. Microorganisms represent a huge genetic diversity that has the potential to change the way we live for the better – from biofuel production and green chemistry, to new medicines and tasty food and drinks, microorganisms have so much to offer. Though they are not always the first thing that people think of when discussing biodiversity, microbial diversity is absolutely vital for our future and microorganisms could provide the …