Members holdings

NCPV preserves well-characterised, authenticated human pathogenic viruses in a secure facility, and supplies the agents or nucleic acids derived from them to the scientific community according to national and international guidelines. It currently holds over 700 different strains. NCPV operates as part of the Culture Collections of Public Health England, which comprises ECACC, NCTC, NCPF in addition to NCPV.

Services offered

In addition to supplying viruses and virus nucleic acid preparations, NCPV undertakes contract research and development work for customers. This includes activities such as screening for viruses, inactivation of pathogens, preparation of virus-derived products, biosafety testing etc.

Quality Management System

The Culture Collections of Public Health England is responsible for making biological resources available for use in a vast array of activities that contribute to improvements in human health.  We are committed to the provision of quality products, advice, information, data and technical support for people who use the products and services that we provide to help them produce meaningful, accurate and valid scientific results.

We have a quality management system in place that has been externally assessed to the international standard ISO 9001:2008.