NCIMB material transfer agreement update

NCIMB Ltd is updating the material transfer agreement used when purchasing strains from the National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria. The change will take effect from 1 Feb 2024.

We are also updating the processes in place to ensure our customers are aware of the change.

From 1 February customers will need to sign and return a copy of a one page agreement before orders are dispatched. A copy of the agreement can be downloaded here.

NCIMB’s standard terms of supply for cultures are for non-commercial use such as research, teaching or quality control purposes, and we offer licenses for commercial use of our strains. Commercial licences are negotiated on a case by case basis.

The material transfer agreement also highlights the obligations that users of NCIMB cultures have with respect to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol.

Commenting on the change, NCIMB’s culture collection curator Dr Samantha Law said: “Our culture collection is a fantastic resource for industry and academia, and we pride ourselves on the levels of customer service we provide. Our new process will make it easier for customers who require commercial licenses to enquire about them, while still allowing us to offer a fast turnaround of standard orders”.

If you would like any more information about our culture collection or material transfer agreement, please contact us or use the form below.

Dr Samantha Law, NCIMB Culture Collection Curator

Our new process will make it easier customers who require commercial licenses to enquire about them