National Collection of Yeast Cultures (NCYC) provides a full service for identifying yeasts using either; standard chemotaxonomic analysis for full physiological profiling, or DNA sequencing for rapid species identification.

COVID-19 Operational Update


Please note that NCYC is also continuing to follow guidance issued by the UK Government and as a result they are currently operating as normal, however staff who have the ability to work remotely have been asked to do so. NCYC provides a yeast bank secure service to protect your business, further information below;

NCYC YEAST BANK – Secure your strain.


NCYC is helping businesses to securely bank their production strains. Send your strain to NCYC for the correct storage and ensure it is safe over this uncertain period.

Yeast strains are stored in liquid Nitrogen facility allowing companies to resume their business once this period is over.

For more information on the NCYC Safe Deposit service, please email or visit


Buffalo Mozzarella Authentication

QIB Extra offers a new test to combat buffalo mozzarella fraud.

Coffee Authentication

QIB Extra is pleased to announce a new rapid analysis for the screening of Arabica coffee.

Analysis of Food Bioactives

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


Food Safety is an essential part of product manufacture. QIB extra has expertise in the major bacterial pathogens of concern and can help with process validation with regards to ensuring safety guidelines are met. 

Food Quality

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

Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS)

New legislation requires producers to label all foods with nutritional composition data. NIS can provide software to enable you to calculate your nutritional information from your recipe ingredients or if preferred can calculate the nutritional information for you.

Stats and Analysis

We offer access to a team of professional statisticians who will aim to give understandable answers to your data analysis questions or problems as well as help you design experiments. 


Utilizing the expertise of the Analytical Sciences Unit at Quadram Institute, QIB Extra is able to offer  rapid screening methods for detecting substitution of undeclared material in foods.

Applied Research and Analytical Services for Industry

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