CABI is a leading provider of microbial services specialising in fungal (yeasts and mould) and bacterial identification. With over 100 years of scientific endeavour behind us, we combine a wealth of experience and resources with the latest techniques to provide a rapid and reliable service.
Our team of scientists is headed up by Professor Paul Bridge and includes mycologists, molecular biologists, bacteriologists, ecologists, systematists and biochemists. All our experts have many years of experience and are trained to the highest level. For more information about our microbial services team members’ individual experience, please click here >
CABI achieves unique UKAS accreditation for molecular identification of bacteria
CABI is pleased to announce that its Microbial Services division has achieved UKAS accreditation to ISO 17025 for the molecular identification of bacteria. The accreditation covers identification of bacteria isolates to species level by partial 16S rRNA gene sequencing. This service is unique in the UK, as it's the only service to be accredited by UKAS for the entire identification process including providing the name of the organism.
CABI already holds UKAS accreditation for a wide range of microbial testing. UKAS accreditation provides an assurance of competence, impartiality and integrity. Customers not only benefit from a high quality service operating to internationally recognized standards but also receive reports bearing the UKAS symbol of quality, bringing national and international recognition to their business. The full range of UKAS accredited services offered by CABI can be found here >
New screening tool from CABI and Enzagen
CABI’s Microbial Services team is undertaking a new initiative with Enzagen, to provide simple ready to use microbial “panels” as screening kits. Streptomet, the first kit, is aimed at metabolite screening such as hydroxylation and glucuronidation reactions. The kit comprises freeze-dried biomass from 20 different Streptomyces cultures. Further details, including ordering and prices are available through Enzagen, at www.enzagen.com
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