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Samantha Paro Joins ATCC as Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications

ATCC (American Type Culture Collection), the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization, announces the appointment of Samantha Paro as Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications. Samantha Paro joins the ATCC Corporate Communications and Public Affairs team, bringing nearly 15 years experience in communications and marketing. She has prior experience in the entertainment, education, and biopharmaceutical industries. Samantha joins ATCC from AstraZeneca where she most recently led internal communications for the Frederick Biologics Manufacturing Center. In her new role with ATCC, Samantha will develop internal and external communication strategies, plans, and programs in support of ATCC’s mission to provide scientists with the biomaterials and resources they need to conduct critical life science research.

“I am delighted to join a renowned organization with a rich history of championing innovative advancements throughout the scientific community,” said Samantha. Kim Testa, Sr. Director, Corporate Communications, adds, “ATCC is growing at a rapid pace and Samantha’s appointment will help bolster ATCC’s presence in the life science community and showcase the innovative products, services, and systems that support the future of life science and biotechnology.”

As ATCC approaches its centennial anniversary, it continues to grow and innovate through its partnerships with federal, educational, and private and public organizations in the fight against global disease and by enabling the creation of new technologies.


About ATCC

ATCC is a premier global biological materials and information resource and standards organization and the leading developer and supplier of authenticated cell lines and microorganisms. With a history of scientific advancements spanning nearly a century, ATCC offers an unmatched combination of being the world’s largest and most diverse collection of biological research solutions and a mission-driven, trusted partner that supports and encourages scientific collaboration. ATCC products, services, and people provide the scientific community with credible biological products, advanced model systems, and custom solutions that support complex research in a variety of innovative applications resulting in incredible achievements in basic science, drug discovery, translational medicine, and public health. ATCC is a nonprofit organization with headquarters in Manassas, Virginia, and a research and development innovation center in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Contact: Kim Testa, senior director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, ATCC, 703-365-2700 ext. 2753