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ATCC Federal Solutions

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Supporting the federal government's global health initiatives

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ATCC, a non-profit organization founded in 1925, is the world’s most diverse biological resource center, supporting public health initiatives for the US government, academia, the pharmaceutical industry, and research foundations.

For more than 50 years, we have supported federal agencies through contracts focused on global health and infectious diseases, biodefense, chronic diseases, clinical study support, global logistics, and biorepository establishment/maintenance - all combined with our commitment to quality and responsive management. ATCC provides federal agencies with curated, high quality biomaterials and resources, laboratory services, and repository operations.


Biological Resource Support     Clinical Study Support     Global Health & Biodefense

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Biodefense and Emerging Infections Resources

Biodefense and Emerging Infections (BEI) Resources was established by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to provide reagents, tools and information for studying Category A, B, and C priority pathogens, emerging infectious disease agents, non-pathogenic microbes and other microbiological materials of relevance to the research community.

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International Reagent Resource

The International Reagent Resource (IRR) was established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide registered users with reagents, test kits, and information for the study and detection of emerging bacterial and viral pathogens, as well as outbreak response.

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Providing support to the federal government for over 50 years

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Biological Resource Support

ATCC operates and manages biological resource programs, including new product development, accessions, production, authentication, storage, and distribution.

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Clinical Study Support

ATCC provides clinical and epidemiological study support to include provision of collection supplies, sample receipt and storage, biospecimen processing, and distribution.

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Global Health and Biodefense

ATCC supports government agencies with R&D services, subject matter expertise, diagnostic tools, and surveillance kits for infectious and chronic diseases.

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Featured news releases

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ATCC Announces Award from NIAID to Provide Antiviral Screening Assays Relevant to Human Diseases

ATCC was awarded a task order with a ceiling value of $15.5 million from NIAID to develop well-characterized challenge material (WCCM) for the In Vitro Assessment for Antimicrobial Activity (IVAAA) program.

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ATCC Announces Award from the NCI to Provide Biospecimen Processing Services and Assays for Cancer Research

NCI awarded ATCC a five-year contract with a ceiling value of $7.37 million to provide biospecimen processing services and assays for cancer research.

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ATCC Announces New Award from BARDA to Provide Centralized Storage and Bioprocessing Services for Project NextGen

ATCC announced a 5-year, $87 million award from BARDA to support the development of next-generation medical countermeasures.

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ATCC Announces Award from NIAID to Consolidate its BEI Resources and NIH HIV Reagent Programs

ATCC announced a seven-year contract, with an initial award of over $21.5 million, from NIAID to continue the management of the newly merged NIH HIV Reagent Program with the BEI Resources Program.

ATCC Federal Solutions Leadership

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Joseph Leonelli, PhD

Senior Vice President, ATCC Federal Solutions (AFS)

Joe is the Senior Vice President of ATCC Federal Solutions (AFS). He is responsible for the overall strategy, management and growth of AFS programs, which include products and services for emerging infectious disease, biodefense, medical countermeasures, and global health security.

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Rebecca Bradford, MBA, MS, PMP

Vice President, Government Programs, ATCC Federal Solutions (AFS)

Rebecca is responsible for the AFS business growth strategy, improved program management, and corporate responsiveness to the government and research community needs.  Rebecca manages a portfolio of programs with NIAID, CDC, and BARDA that provide products and services to help the government address emerging infectious diseases, pandemic response and preparedness, medical countermeasures, and global health security.

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Ted Mullins, PhD

Senior Director of Business Development, ATCC Federal Solutions (AFS)

Ted is the Senior Director of Business Development for AFS and the Responsible Official for the ATCC Federal Select Agent Program. During his 21 years at ATCC, he has served in positions ranging from the Director of Bioproduction to Program Manager for NIAID, CDC, and USDA contracts focusing on biological resource management and biodefense.

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Sujatha Rashid, PhD, PMP

Director, Government Programs, ATCC Federal Solutions (AFS)

Sujatha is a Director of Government Programs at ATCC and is responsible for managing a portfolio of NIAID programs including BEI Resources and the HIV Reagent Program. She is a subject matter expert in medical and clinical virology. Sujatha has been with AFS since 2008 and is responsible for providing scientific leadership for emerging infectious diseases and pandemic response and preparedness.

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Carla Williams Smith

Director, Contracts, ATCC Federal Solutions (AFS)

Carla is a Director of Contracts for ATCC Federal Solutions and is responsible for managing all contractual, financial and administrative aspects of ATCC’s federal programs. Carla is an expert in the contract and proposal process and ensures ATCC adheres to all laws, regulations, and policies.

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