NCIMB announces collaboration with German distributor Doenitz Prolab

Aberdeen-based microbiology, analytical services, and biological material storage company NCIMB Ltd has announced a new collaboration with German distributor Doenitz Prolab.

Doenitz Prolab is a well-established provider of high-quality microbiology products and services, and already supplies Microbiologics quality control products, many of which contain NCIMB strains.

They will now be acting as a distributor for NCIMB’s range of microbial identification services, which includes GMP compliant, genotypic identification of bacteria and fungi. NCIMB identifies thousands of environmental isolates every year for companies from a range of sectors including pharmaceutical, personal care, and food & drink.

Doenitz Prolab’s Managing Director Nico Hendrich said: “Microbial identification is a key requirement for the industries that I work with and NCIMB have a great reputation for the quality of their services, so our new distributor agreement seems like a natural fit. I am really looking forward to introducing my customers to the range of microbial identification services that they offer.”   

NCIMB’s history dates back to 1950, when the UK’s National Collection of Industrial Bacteria was created. That reference collection was subsequently brought together with two others to create the collection that NCIMB Ltd curates today – the National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria. The organisation applied its microbiological expertise to develop a range of services for industry, and today, services offered include next generation sequencing, qPCR, biological material storage, patent depository services, ecotoxicity testing and contract research.

NCIMB’s CEO Dr Carol Phillips said: “I am delighted to announce our distribution agreement with Doenitz Prolab. We already have customers around the world, and are looking to grow the international aspect of our business through establishing a network of distributors in different countries. This new collaboration gets us off to a great start.”

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