Price List

Updated: March 2015

Yeast Cultures

  • Freeze-dried ampoule £120 (Industry) £60 (Academia)
  • Live culture (slope) £165 (Industry) £80 (Academia)

Please check the catalogue or telephone us for individual strain price

Yeast Identification Services

  • DNA sequence analysis per strain £165
  • Chemotaxonomic analysis per strain £330
  • Isolation & purification (if required) £150

Authentication/Comparison of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Strains

  • DNA fingerprinting per sample £295

Image of your Yeast – Microscopy

  • Light Microscopy micrograph – Differential interference contrast  £295
    The fee includes 2 different fields of view
  •  SEM micrograph – Scanning Electron Microscopy image  £895
    The fee includes 2 different fields of view + false colour image

Supply of Liquid Yeast

  •  Supply of 500mL to 1L liquid yeast from the strain of your choice   Ask for details

Confidential Yeast Storage Safe Deposit Service

  • Standard Safe Deposit Storage – Annual fee   £250
    The Standard package includes 2 free slopes per year
  • Premium Safe Deposit Storage – Annual fee   £400
    The Premium package includes an annual DNA Fingerprint or species identification by DNA sequence analysis. Includes 2 free slopes per year
  • Premium Plus Safe Deposit – Annual fee    £595
    The Premium Plus package includes annual DNA fingerprint and species identification by DNA sequence analysis and 2 free slopes per year. Includes 3 free slopes per year
  • Initial Accessioning Set up Fee    £95
  • Furnishing of a Safe Deposit sample   £105


Deposit of Yeast Cultures for Patent Purposes

  • Deposit for 30 years under the Budapest Treaty £440
  • Furnishing of a patent deposit sample in accordance with Rule 11.2 £82


Postage & Packaging

  • UK – Royal Mail First Class £6
  • UK – Royal Mail Special Delivery £10
  • EU – Courier £20
  • Rest of the World – Courier £35

Please note that supply of potentially pathogenic cultures may be restricted or require extra packaging and delivery by specialist courier. Please contact us for details of charges.

Payment Details

On-line Payment

You may place an order on the NCYC Catalogue.

 Credit Card

NCYC accepts ACCESS/VISA/MASTERCARD. Please Fax (+44 (0)1603 458414) or telephone (+44 (0)1603 255274) with the name of the card holder, standard card details + the 3 digit security code from the back of the card. We recommend the fax as the most secure way to send Card details.

Bank Transfer

  • Name of Account:   IFR Enterprises Ltd
  • Name of Bank:  Barclays Bank PLC
  • Address:  5/7 Red Lion Street, Norwich, NR1 3QH, UK
  • Sort code:  20 – 62 – 53
  • Account Number:  23112128
  • IBAN:  GB26BARC20625323112128
  • Reference:   Invoice No or Company name


Please send payment in the form of a cheque in pounds sterling drawn on a UK bank. Please make cheques payable to “IFR Enterprises Limited”

Send Payment To:

National Collection of Yeast Cultures
Institute of Food Research
Norwich Research Park

Please note:

UK customers please add VAT.
EU customers must quote VAT number or declare that they are not registered for VAT.
We are unable to supply cultures or services to non-UK customers without pre-payment.

Useful contacts

  • NCYC Tel:           +44 (0)1603 255274
  • NCYC Fax:          +44 (0)1603 458414
  • NCYC email:
  • Finance Tel:        +44 (0)1603 450124
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