Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Laboratory Testing and Repository Service (LTRS) authorizes ATCC to submit bids on discrete Indefinite Delivery, Definite Quantity (ID/IQ) contracts that are in support of BARDA’s efforts to develop a Laboratory Testing and Repository Service (LTRS). The LTRS is being established to ensure the availability of influenza viruses, clinical specimens and diagnostic testing data as part of the national strategy for pandemic influenza. Laboratory work that would be required under these ID/IQ contracts leverages ATCC core capabilities and includes viral propagation, identification, quantification, and characterization of viral proteins and nucleic acids; preparation of protocols and testing plans; documentation of summary findings, preparation of reports; and transferring samples to other designated laboratories for testing.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Kurt Lagenbach
Funding Agency: BARDA