ATCC Opens Doors to New High-Tech Biorepository in Gaithersburg, MD

cGMP-compliant facility expands service offerings for clinical, commercial and government clients

MANASSAS, Va., (April 21, 2017) — ATCC, a global leader in biological materials development, management and standards, is opening its new biorepository at 217 Perry Parkway in Gaithersburg, Md.

Strategically located in the epicenter of Maryland's biotechnology industry, the new cGMP-compliant biorepository is dedicated to the storage, distribution, and management of cell lines and other biomaterials for a wide variety of customers including vaccine, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, clinical laboratories, academic institutions, foundations, and federal agencies.

ATCC offers secure and reliable biomaterials storage and management with temperature-controlled supply chain support, including flexible storage options for clients with small- to large-scale projects, 24/7 temperature monitoring of storage units, and a state-of-the-art inventory management system that currently manages over 23 million samples.

"We are excited to offer expanded biorepository services to the growing community of customers requiring expert biomaterials storage and management," said Dr. Maryellen de Mars, senior director for ATCC's Standards Resource Center. "As a cGMP-compliant facility co-located with our ATCC research and development division that focuses on cell biology product development and services, we can now extend our support offerings to researchers both locally and around the globe."

About ATCC

ATCC is a leader in biological materials management supporting the scientific community and government with research and development, products and services in support of global health issues. With a history of innovation spanning more than 90 years, ATCC offers the world's largest and most diverse collection of human and animal cell lines, microorganisms, biological products, and standards. ATCC is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Manassas, Va.