Welcome to QIB Extra Improving the productivity of our customers to ensure the quality and safety of their products.

Bespoke Scientific Research Expertise in food science and innovation and gut health, including the microbiome.

TraDIS-Xpress TraDIS-Xpress is a high-resolution whole-genome assay that identifies genes affecting bacterial fitness using dense mutant libraries and outward-facing promoters.

Food Safety - Microbiology QIB Extra offers a rapid, confidential and cost-effective way to address your microbiological needs.

Analysis of Food Bioactives Food bioactives, particularly plant based bioactives, are the focus of intense research with regards to their beneficial health properties.

Consultancy Tap into our expertise through consultancy of Research Leaders based at Quadram Institute Bioscience.

Food Quality Nutritional Analysis QIB Extra can help your business in all aspects of food quality; shelf-life, authenticity, texture analysis and product development.

Facilities and Equipment Access state of the art facilities and equipment at Quadram Institute, including the clinical research facility and level 3 laboratory (CL3).

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) provides a range of yeast related services for the brewing and baking industry and academic researchers.

Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS) Nutritional Information Solutions provides a service to calculate front and back of pack food labelling for food producers.

Applied Contract Research and Analytical Services for Industry


QIB Extra provides customers with solutions to their problems by carrying out bespoke research and market-leading services for the food, health and allied industries.

By accessing the world-leading research expertise, facilities and equipment at Quadram Institute Bioscience, QIB Extra works with customers to build both highly focused and multidisciplinary projects in the areas of scientific research, analysis and consultancy according to specific customer requirements. QIB Extra facilitates projects in a cost-effective and timely manner from the project design and planning stage through to the execution and completion of your project.

One of the major objectives of QIB Extra is to simplify and speed up the interaction between academia and commercial partners. Operating for over 10 years, QIB Extra has a proven track record of delivering commercially successful consultancies and research projects of varying length and value. For more information on how QIB Extra can help your business, see below service areas;
 

Bespoke Scientific Research

Including food science and innovation, gut health (inc. microbiome) and microbes in the food chain.

Clostridium botulinum challenge testing

QIB Extra tests for toxin types B and E as these are the common toxins associated with chilled food products however tests for other botulinum toxins are also available.

DNA Sequencing

Our DNA sequencing service utilises Short- and Long-Read technologies for comprehensive genomic analysis, offering expert guidance in experimental design, data interpretation, and strategic planning.

TraDIS-Xpress

TraDIS-Xpress is a high-resolution, whole-genome assay that identifies novel mechanisms of triclosan action and resistance.

Food Safety - Microbiology

QIB Extra offers a rapid, confidential and cost-effective way to address your microbiological needs.

Consultancy

Tap into the expertise of Quadram Institute Bioscience Research Group Leaders through QIB Extra.

Analysis of Food Bioactives

Food Bioactives, particularly plant-based bioactives, are the focus of intense research with regards to their beneficial health properties.

Food Quality / Nutritional Analysis

QIB Extra can help your business in all aspects of food quality; shelf-life, authenticity, texture analysis and product consistency.

Facilities and Equipment

The Quadram Institute building contains a range of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including a clinical research facility and Level 3 laboratory (CL3). 

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC)

National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) provides a range of yeast related services for the brewing and baking industry and academic researchers. 

Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS)

Nutritional Information Solutions provides a cost effective service to calculate front and back of pack food labelling for food producers.  

More about our services

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New service: TraDIS-Xpress

06/11/2023

QIB Extra recently introduced TraDIS-Xpress, a groundbreaking service designed to assess the importance of individual genes in a bacterial genome within specific conditions. This service helps generate libraries of distinct mutants, gauges the impact on gene expression, and facilitates the examination of essential genes. It's a significant step forward for genetic investigations.

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QIB Extra's Quality Policy

31/10/2023

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