The National Center for Marine Algae and Micobiota (NCMA) is proud to be a Partner Organization with the Algae Biomass Organization (ABO).  It is with great enthusiasm that the NCMA will attend, present, and exhibit at the 9th annual Algae Biomass Summit in Washington, DC from September 29-October 2. The Summit is the world’s largest algae event.  All of the cutting edge services available at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will be represented at this week long nexus of innovators, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and policy makers. The Summit provides a platform to learn about the new research and technology at every level of the supply chain in the algae industry. The NCMA will be promoting the diversity of our culture collection as well as the services we offer that are vital to companies that have products approaching commercialization.  We hold Private Collections for institutions developing risk plans and offer several licensing options of NCMA strains, and can aid in the patenting process as we are acknowledged by the World Intellectual Property Organization as an International Deposit Authority. 

We invite you to come by exhibit booth #303 to learn more about the products and services available at the NCMA. This year at the Summit, we will conduct a raffle and the lucky winner will receive 50% off the cost of tuition for the 2016 Algal Culturing Techniques Course. This historically well-attended course is designed for those interested in or working in the fields of biotechnology, aquaculture, and biofuels. Through a combination of lectures, laboratories, fieldwork, and tours, participants learn all aspects of algal culturing techniques.  The course is taught at the new Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences Research Campus in East Boothbay, Maine.