Draft:National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)

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National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV)[edit]

National Collection of Pathogenic Viruses (NCPV) is one of four culture collections maintained in the United Kingdom by Public Health England.


NCPV, like its fellow collections NCTC, ECACC and NCPF, is able to supply stocks of authenticated cultures. NCPV was established in 1999, making it the newest of the four PHE culture collections. The collection preserves human pathogenic viruses in a secure location while it can supply live virus or their derived nucleic acids to the scientific community for research - providing national and international guides are met.

Most live viruses provided by the collection require handling at bio-safety levels 2, 3 or 4 and restrictions on the supply of these viruses, especially the highly pathogenic viruses exist. All individuals and organisations which require access to the restricted items must register with PHE culture collections in order to access the restricted pathogens. Laboratories which do not have access to category 3 containment levels may wish to purchase our nucleic acids as most of these can be handled within category 2 containment facilities.

NCPV also offers multiple other services such as patent deposits, safe deposit and catelogue deposits so that customers can be sure of authenticity as well has have their virus stored offsite as a backup for customers own storage.


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Information on NCPV[edit]

  1. ^ Atkinson, Graham, Miles, Lewandowski, Dowall, Pullan, and Hewson. (2016). Complete Genome Sequence of Zika Virus Isolated from Semen. Genome Announcements, 4(5).
  2. ^ https://www.phe-culturecollections.org.uk/collections/ncpv.aspx
  3. ^ https://www.phe-culturecollections.org.uk/
  4. ^ https://www.sanger.ac.uk/science/collaboration/public-health-england-reference-collections