Patent Deposit and Storage Services

NCIMB provides a patent deposit service under the Budapest Treaty, as well as a range of preservation and storage services for your important biological material.

For more than 50 years, NCIMB has been managing and maintaining the largest depository of industrially useful and environmental bacteria in the UK, the National Collection of Industrial Food and Marine Bacteria. Since 1982, the company has been recognised around the world as a depository of biological material that is the subject of patent applications.

We have built on that knowledge, capability and expertise to develop our range of confidential biological material storage services.