MANASSAS, Va., May 12, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ATCC, a global leader in biological materials management and standards, today announced the appointment of Dr. Mindy Goldsborough as Chief Science and Technology Officer (CSTO). In this role, she will develop and execute ATCC's overall scientific and technology strategy, including guidance and input on product development, technology assessment and development, and intellectual property as well as quality/regulatory and bioproduction/operations activities from a science and technology perspective.
"With more than 25 years of product and technology development experience within the life science and biotech industries, Mindy is the perfect choice for leading our scientific and technology strategy," said Dr. Raymond H. Cypess, ATCC Chairman and CEO. "Her expertise in cell and molecular biology will help guide our science and technology roadmap, and ensure that we are investing in the right products and technologies to support our overall mission, strategy, and competitive advantage."
Dr. Goldsborough, who joined ATCC in 2012, will maintain her current role as Vice President and General Manager of ATCC Cell Systems (ACS), ATCC's research and development (R&D) business focused on optimizing and innovating cell- and cell biology-based products. In this role, she is responsible for the overall strategy, management, and growth of ACS.
Prior to ATCC, Dr. Goldsborough was Director of R&D for BD Biosciences' Advanced Bioprocessing group, where she developed media and supplements for biologic and vaccine drug manufacturing and cell therapy applications. Her previous work includes senior R&D roles at BD Biosciences' Bioimaging business (formerly Atto Biosciences) and Life Technologies, where she led R&D efforts in DNA-based diagnostics, stem cell biology, forensics, and nucleic acid purification.
Dr. Goldsborough earned her Ph.D. in Genetics from The George Washington University, and completed her dissertation research and post-doctoral work at The National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute.
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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