Collected Insights – issue 3 out now!

The new edition of Collected Insights is out now! It includes an introduction to metagenomics, and an update on the news strains that have recently been added to our reference collection. New accessions include 20 strains isolated from human faecal samples and 47 strains of lactic acid bacteria isolated from fermented foods. The new edition also highlights the package of services that we can offer manufacturers of probiotic supplements and microbial feed additives, to help them comply with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) FEEDAP guidelines. You can download a …

We are recruiting! Business development post

NCIMB is recruiting a Business Development Manager. This is an exciting, new, and pivotal role for NCIMB Ltd – an ambitious and expanding Aberdeen-based company that provides specialist microbiology, analytical and biological storage services to companies and research organisations. Our customers come from the pharmaceutical, oil & gas, agricultural, environmental, food, drink and supplements sectors as well as from universities and research organisations. Our success has been built on a highly customer-focused approach, and the strong relationships we develop through excellent communication and the delivery of high-quality services.  We have …

NCIMB sponsorship at IBioIC’s 5th annual conference

by NCIMB news NCIMB is delighted to be one of the sponsors of the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre’s 5th annual conference. This year’s event, titled ‘Industrial Biotechnology for a Sustainable Future’, will be held at the Technology Innovation Centre, in Glasgow, 30 – 31 January 2019. The IBioIC annual conference brings together academia, bio-based professionals and supporting organisations under one roof, to learn more about and explore the potential opportunities for industrial biotechnology in Scotland, as well as the global landscape of the industry. The event is building a reputation …

Culture collections: an international genetic resource for the 21st century – and beyond

by Samantha Law International Microorganism Day International Microorganism Day aims not only to promote microbiology as a field of professional activities, but also to raise awareness of the essential role that microorganisms play in our health, environment and quality of life.  Although it is over 300 years since Robert Hooke and Antoni van Leeuenhoek first observed and described microorganisms, we are really just beginning to understand their contribution to our lives and unlock their potential. Bacteria represent a rich and industrially valuable source of genetic biodiversity, but when a new …

Successful transition to ISO 9001 2015

by NCIMB News We are pleased to announce that NCIMB has successfully achieved the transition from ISO 9001:2008 to the newly revised ISO 9001:2015 standard.  ISO 9001:2015 sets out the criteria for a quality management system and is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, and continual improvement. Our commitment to high quality standards is central to our operation and is an essential requirement for many of our customers. We are therefore delighted to be able to report that the transition to the revised standard …

We are recruiting! Laboratory analyst post

by NCIMB News NCIMB, an expanding microbiological and chemical analytical company, has a vacancy for a Laboratory Analyst to join their busy analytical department.  This role is a full time and permanent position. Candidates should have good communication skills, be self-motivated with excellent attention to detail and be able to work with minimum supervision.  Duties include: • The undertaking of chemical analyses in order to meet deadlines. • Liaising with customers and producing reports. • Organizing and managing the routine maintenance of equipment. • Ordering consumables, maintaining inventories and stock. …