08 Oct 2018

The National Collection of Type Cultures is one of four Culture Collections of Public Health England supplies nearly 5100 type and reference bacterial strains - many of medical, scientific and veterinary importance worldwide.

Founded in 1920, NCTC is the longest-established collection of its type anywhere in the world, and also serves as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Microbial Resource Centre (MIRCEN).

NCTC provides a range of associated services which include an International Depository Authority (IDA) patent depository for bacterial cultures.