MRIGlobal Forms Operating Unit for Global Health and Security

Mar 12, 2012, 11:46 ET from MRIGlobal

Focus is on Medical Countermeasures, Drug Development and Repository Management, Biosurveillance, Diagnostics, and Food Safety

KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal today announced the formation of a new operating unit, Global Health and Security, which aligns key assets, resources, and capabilities to provide customer solutions in critical, growing research areas.

Global Health and Security leverages MRIGlobal expertise, experience, and technology in the many diverse areas of life sciences, including chemistry, microbiology, virology, toxicology, molecular biology, immunology, and bioinformatics.

Global Health and Security is designed to address customer needs in:

  • Medical Countermeasures
  • Product Development and Repository Management
  • Biosurveillance
  • Diagnostics
  • Food Safety

"We have decades of expertise in these areas," said Michael F. Helmstetter, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. "This realignment sharpens our focus on key customer needs and signals our commitment to apply integrated multidisciplinary research to global health and security issues."

MRIGlobal operates specialized laboratories and Centers of Excellence in Influenza Virus Research; PCR Test, Evaluation and Validation; and Clinical Molecular Diagnostics. MRIGlobal's facilities operate under Good Laboratory Practice and Good Manufacturing Practice guidelines, and are certified under Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments.

Clients are government agencies; state and municipal health agencies; and the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and veterinary medicine industries.

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