NCYC offer a range of services based around the research-results and know-how of NCYC personnel:
The NCYC provides a full service for identifying yeasts using either; standard chemotaxonomic analysis for full physiological profiling, or DNA sequencing for rapid species identification. More?
Deposit of Cultures For Patent Purposes:
The NCYC is an International Depository Authority (IDA) under the Budapest Treaty and as such can accept yeasts, other than known pathogens, for patent purposes. More?
Confidential Safe Deposit Service:
The NCYC will maintain proprietary yeast strains on a confidential basis; such cultures are available exclusively on the instructions of the depositor. NCYC will use deposits to verify the authenticity of strains in use. More?
Deposit and analysis of cultures to comply with the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD):
The European Union is establishing a regulatory framework for the placing of biocidal products on the market, with a view to ensuring a high level of protection for man and the environment and the proper functioning of the common market. More?
Deposit and analysis of cultures to comply with EU feed additive regulations:
EC Regulation 1831/2003 controls the use of additives in animal nutrition within the European Union. Essentially, new feed additives can only be granted an authorisation following a scientific evaluation by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). More?
Authentication of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strains:
NCYC has developed a system for rapid identification of individual yeast strains, based on the amplification of repeat sequences within the genome of the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae
. Yeast cultures from manufacturing processes can be checked for purity, and performance by comparing with deposited samples and checking for genetic drift. More?
Consultancy and Contract R & D:
The NCYC conducts ISO 9001-accredited yeast research on a strictly confidential contract basis with companies and other organisations. Contracts may be for either a defined piece of short term work or for long term research collaboration. NCYC has a variety of research based skills associated with the identification and characterization of yeasts and in screening a wide diversity of yeasts for cultures with particular attributes of value to industry or research. More?