Under the contract, ATCC will develop the infrastructure to support the intake, authentication, production, quality control, marketing, and distribution of an initial subset of the cancer models, paving the way for the larger collection.
The new models will be generated using tumor tissue from patients with a variety of cancer types, including rare and pediatric cancers, and will include a complete genetic analysis and anonymized clinical information about the patients and their tumors, including their response to treatment.
"ATCC has been supporting cancer research for more than 50 years," said Dr. Mindy Goldsborough, ATCC Chief Science and Technology Officer. "We are honored to support The National Cancer Institute with this important initiative. These new models could transform how we study cancer, including how the disease progresses and develops drug resistance, and help guide the development of new cancer therapies for the millions living with and affected by cancer worldwide."
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 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. For more information about ATCC, visit us at www.atcc.org.
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