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Upcoming SAMS short courses

CCAP and SAMS run 2 day courses on Algaculture for Biotechnology, Molecular Methods for Algae Research and Cryopreservation of Algae and Microorganisms.

To find out more, email or call 01631 559000.

Find out more about SAMS Short Courses here

sgm Resource for Secondary Schools in the UK : algal culture kit for schools

To accompany the experiments CCAP have designed a kit comprising a leaflet with culturing advice and samples of:

  • Pyrocystis lunula CCAP 1131/1

  • Euglena gracilis CCAP 1224/5Z

Stock solutions for 1 litre of:

  • L1 marine medium

  • 3N BBM+V freshwater medium

    Note that we can only supply to UK schools

    Please order at least 3 weeks before required, as the cultures will need a couple of weeks to grow once you receive them. See our Bioluminescent Algae info sheet for details on growing and using Pyrocystis

    Click here to watch a short video of culture 'glowing'.


Purchase from CCAP for £29 plus VAT (incl P&P)

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Our online ordering system is now operational. There are two options available - either to pay online using a secure credit card payment system, or to receive a proforma invoice immediately by email, which can be paid by bank transfer, cheque (in GBP drawn on a UK bank) or by contacting us directly with credit card details.

Cultures/medium stocks will be despatched as soon as possible after the credit card order has been received or after the proforma payment has been made. *

* Please note that many of our cultures take four weeks to prepare for despatch, possibly longer in some circumstances, e.g. cryopreserved strains.

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Non UK based European user groups can apply for free remote

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