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From 1 April 2013, we are part of Public Health England.

As a world leader in health protection, Public Health England offers a diverse range of products and services to governments, academia and industry in its core area of work which include microbiology & pathology, radiological protection and chemical services. 

For each of these areas we provide access to scientific expertise and tailored services including consultancy and advice, specialist testing capabilities, contract research & development, and the provision of quality control services & reagents.

We are also able to offer access to four international culture collections, the developmental production and manufacture of biopharmaceutical products, as well as licensing opportunities.

We understand the needs of our customers and our objective is to develop and deliver products and services which are custom-tailored to your requirements.


Culture Collections

Public Health England is the custodian of four unique collections of expertly preserved, authenticated cell lines and microbial strains of known provenance for use in medical science and laboratory healthcare.

›› Culture Collections

Remediation and environmental decontamination

The UK Recovery Handbook for Chemical Incidents (UKRHCI) is a guidance document specifically designed to aid decisions in managing the recovery phase of a chemical incident where contamination has affected food production systems, inhabited areas and water environments.

Download the handbook

›› Remediation and environmental decontamination

BioPharmaceutical Production Unit

The world class expertise of Public Health England's centre at Porton Down in process development, scale-up and GMP manufacture can assist biotechnology companies to develop new vaccines, therapeutic proteins and enzyme products for today's market.

›› BioPharmaceutical Production Unit

External Quality Assessment and Proficiency Testing

The Agency has launched a new UKAS-accredited water microbiology proficiency testing scheme for endoscope rinse water.

›› External Quality Assessment and Proficiency Testing

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