1. Collection
Registered Number 653
Acronym NCIMB
Full Name National Collections of Industrial Food and Marine Bacteria (incorporating the NCFB)
Institution NCIMB Ltd.
2. Correspondent
Correspondent Dr. Samantha Law
Postal Address Ferguson Building, Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn,Aberdeen,Scotland, UK,AB21 9YA
Country U.K.
Telephone 1 (44) 1224-711100
E-mail 1 s.law@ncimb.com
E-mail 2 culturecollection@ncimb.com
Homepage http://www.ncimb.co.uk 
3. Status of the collection
Status privately owned company
4. Sponsors and budget
Sponsor None
5. Personnel
Director Dr. Carol Phillips
Curator Dr. Samantha Law (Natural products)
Number of Staff Bacteriology (5)
Administration (3)
Chemists (1)
Marketing and Business Development (2)
Media Preparation (2)
Molecular Biologist (3)
Oilfield Microbiologists (2)
Ecotoxicologists (1)
Total (19)
6. Main Subjects
Subjects Culture and preservation methods
Freeze drying
Molecular biology
Systematics and taxonomy
Applied microbiology
Industrial microbiology
7. Preservation
Method and category of cultures Freeze-dry(Bacteria)
Liquid N2(Bacteria)
freezing at minus 20C(plant seeds)
Control of the culture ISO 9001:2008
CABRI member
Deposit to your collection
to other collections in your country
Source(s) of strains for people in this country: isolated by or introduced from Personally from the scientists in our country
From the collections in our country
the collection abroadDSMZ
the collection abroadATCC
the collection abroadJCM
the collection abroadCIP
the collection abroadBCCM
the collection abroadCCUG
the collection abroadIFO/NBRC
Number of Strains until now Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Bacteria 10000 0
Plasmids 200 0
Bacteriophoge 70 0
Plant seeds 2000 0
Number of strains last year Type Holding strains
(total number)/(number from your country)
new species
(total number)/(number from your country)
Microbes distributed
(total number)/(in your country)
Plant seeds
8. Availability of Cultures
Availability exchange with other collections by arrangement with Curator
fee for purchase of strains from the Open Collection
9. Catalogue
10. Services
Services Patent deposits(Bacteria, Yeasts, Plasmids, Plant Seeds, Plant Tissue Culture)
Storage service(Microorganisms, Plant Seeds, Plant Tissue Culture)
Distribution(Bacteria, Yeasts, Plasmids)
Identification(Bacteria, Yeasts, Fungi)
Training Identification
Consulation about Patent deposits
Storage of microorganisms
Other Service Microbial analysis, contract R+D, bacterial identification
Contract freeze-drying, Consultancy services, DNA sequencing and molecular services
Chemical analysis
11. Entry and Update Dates
Date of Entry 1993-08-19
Date of Reply 2016-05-04
12. Strains