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 …

NCIMB sponsorship at IBioIC’s 5th annual conference

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 as one of …

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 …