In response to ever-changing legal and regulatory requirements, CABI has expanded its safe deposit service, offering customers a higher degree of service and reassurance for the long term storage of valuable isolates. You can deposit microorganisms with us confidentially and we will preserve them as freeze dried samples and in liquid nitrogen to ensure stability of the material. We can also preserve and store organisms cited in patents and pre-patent application strains for their safe keeping.
Standard: Lyophilisation (freeze-drying) and cryo-preservation of strains. Confidential preservation and storage of client microbial resources. Clients send us actively growing cultures. We then preserve them by freeze drying and cryopreservation, assess viability post preservation and store them for as long as a client requires. We can also undertake characterization and stability studies.
Gold: Lyophilisation (freeze-drying) and cryo-preservation of strains with molecular strain definition of stored strains including comparison against type strains and biannual viability check.
Download and submit our Safe deposit request form