Virginia’s Pocket Life Science Ecosystems are Booming

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There is no doubt that Virginia is open for business to the life sciences industry. Over the past several years, the state has seen significant growth in pocket ecosystems across the land, particularly in areas like Charlottesville, Richmond, and Blacksburg.

ATCC Announces Expansion of its Bioinformatics Data Platform with QIAGEN

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.
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ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with QIAGEN, a recognized leader in bioinformatics solutions, to provide them with sequencing data from its collection of cell lines, and animal and human biological materials. QIAGEN Digital Insights, the bioinformatics unit of QIAGEN, will establish a database from this information to develop and deliver high-value digital biology content for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, enabling the use of authenticated biological data sets to uncover new disease pathways and discover novel therapeutic targets.

ATCC Wins DoD Contract to Identify Novel Antivirals for Infectious Diseases

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Months after securing a contract valued at up to $545 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Virginia’s ATCC has been awarded three grants valued at over $5.5 million by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to identify novel therapeutic approaches to treating viruses of global concern.

ATCC Announces Awards from DTRA that Strengthen ATCC’s Antiviral Drug Discovery and Development Portfolio for Global Health and Biodefense

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.
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ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization, announced that it has been awarded three grants valued at over $5.5 million by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The work will identify and characterize novel therapeutic approaches to viruses of global health concern. Promising therapeutic candidates will be tested for efficacy with in vitro and in vivo model systems.

Samantha Paro Joins ATCC as Sr. Manager, Corporate Communications

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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.

ATCC Wins $545 Million Contract to Respond to Emerging Infectious Disease Threats

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As the world continues to grapple with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the emergence of the new omicron variant, Virginia’s ATCC secured a seven-year Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health, valued at up to $545 million.

ATCC Announces Award of HIV Reagent Program

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.
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ATCC, the world’s premier biological materials management and standards organization, today announced that it has been awarded a three-year, $9.86 million task order contract by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, to manage and operate its HIV Reagent Program, formerly known as the AIDS Reagent Program. ATCC is tasked to supply the HIV/AIDS research community with no-cost, high-quality materials supporting the development and evaluation of therapeutics, vaccines, and diagnostics.