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

News Release

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

Manassas, VA, United States

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 premier global biological materials and information resource and standards organization and the leading developer and supplier of authenticated cell lines, microorganisms, and associated data for academia, industry, and government. With a history of scientific contributions spanning nearly a century, ATCC offers an unmatched combination of being the world’s largest and most diverse collection of biological reference materials and data, and is a mission-driven, trusted partner that supports and encourages scientific collaboration. ATCC products, services, partnerships, and people provide the global scientific community with credible, advanced, model systems to support complex research and innovations in basic science, drug discovery, translational medicine, and public health. ATCC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with headquarters in Manassas, Virginia, and a research and technology center of excellence in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 

Contact: Kim Testa, senior director, Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, ATCC, [email protected]