Culture Collections



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.

You can view our quality policy here.

ISO 9001:2008

Lloyds Register ISO 9001   We have a quality management system in place that has been externally assessed to the international standard ISO 9001:2008. Compliance with this standard requires that we have authorised documented procedures for all our activities, robust training plans for our staff and processes for documenting feedback, comments and complaints.
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ISO/IEC 17025:2005


UKAS 8552 Testing  

The National Collection of Type Cultures (NCTC) and the European Collection of Authenitcated Cell Cultures (ECACC) Quality Control testing methods are accredited in accordance with the recognised International Standard to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories.



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ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certificate

ISO/IEC 17025:2005 schedule 


ISO Guide:34 2009


UKAS Reference Materials   Public Health England is accredited in accordance with the recognised International Guide ISO Guide 34:2009 General requirements for the competence of reference material producers.
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ISO Guide 34:2009 certificate 

ISO Guide 34:2009 schedule 


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