Genotypic Microbial Identification Service from NCIMB
The National Collection of Industrial, Food and Marine Bacteria (NCIMB) Microbial Identification Service has over 30 years´ experience of providing fast, confidential and accurate identification of bacteria and fungi, now to Good Manufacturing Practice standards.
NCIMB isolates and identifies organisms from sources as diverse as microchips and bedbugs and has particular expertise in the pharmaceutical, environmental and personal healthcare sectors.
Our molecular techniques offer more rapid turnaround times than traditional methods and the National Collection provides us with a unique source of reference material. We can also offer a choice of priority or standard service to meet your specific requirements.
Sequencing-based MicroSeq® methodology is one of the most accurate and reproducible solutions for bacterial and fungal identification available today.
Our MicroSeq® service includes:
Amplification of the 16S (or 26S) rRNA gene by PCR (500bp or full gene options are available)
Cycle sequence analysis on the ABI sequencer
Systematic double analysis
Comparison of the unknown sequence with the MicroSeq® database
Searching of public databases if required
Customer report detailing top sequence matches and phylogenetic trees
Long term archiving of DNA on request
Safe shipping culture cards
Organisms with complex growth requirements
Gram variable isolates
Other fall-through organisms difficult to classify using other techniques
NCIMB offers a comprehensive range of commercial services, including culture maintenance and preservation, chemical analysis, ecotoxicological testing and support of novel discovery research. This is in addition to the extensive range of bacteria, bacteriophage and plasmids available through the Culture Collection.
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Posted: August 18, 2008
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