NCIMB’s CEO Carol Phillips introduces students to the microbial superheros of NCIMB

Our CEO Carol Phillips was delighted to be invited to give the University of Aberdeen Annual Microbiology Lecture this year. This annual microbiology lectures aim to stimulate senior school students whose aspirations may lie in studying Medicine, Biomedical or Biological Sciences at University, and are organised by the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition. Carol’s lecture, which was titled “Microbiology superheros – how microorganisms are saving the world” gave the students an introduction to the diversity of microorganisms held within the National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria, …

Depositing seeds for patent applications – how many is enough?

Patents offer assignees exclusive rights to their inventions in exchange for detailed disclosure. A detailed description with drawings meets this requirement for many inventions, but in the case of inventions that are, or require the use of biological material, a detailed disclosure involves the deposit of this material in a recognised institution, from where samples can be requested. NCIMB is such a recognised institution and holds the status of International Depositary Authority (IDA) under the Budapest Treaty. We store patent deposits of bacteria, fungi, bacteriophages, plasmids, plant cell tissue culture …

NCIMB exhibiting at Pharmig’s annual conference

NCIMB will be exhibiting at Pharmig’s 27th annual conference, which is being held in Nottingham on the 13th and 14th of November 2019. This event provides an opportunity for microbiologists to get together and hear about the latest updates and hot topics in pharmaceutical microbiology. This year’s event covers topics such as contamination control strategy, the new Annex 1 and its impact on environmental monitoring activities, wipe efficiency test methods and much more!

Collected Insights – Issue 4 out now!

The latest issue of the NCIMB newsletter, Collected Insights 4 is out now! In this edition we take a look at MLST – a valuable tool for strain comparison and differentiation. This edition also highlights some new additions to our culture collection as well as NCIMB strains that have featured in publications. Click here to read it.

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 …