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The Frederick National Laboratory addresses some of the most urgent challenges in the biomedical sciences. 

We are working at the forefront of basic, translational, and clinical science with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and infectious disease. We operate in the public interest as a shared national resource and collaborate with public and private partners to discover and innovate to improve human health. 

U.S. biomedical investigators rely on the Frederick National Laboratory to further their research goals. We offer access to a suite of advanced biomedical technologies, provide selected science and technology services, and maintain vast repositories of materials for use by the research community. 

The only national laboratory focused on biomedical research

  • The Frederick National Laboratory is one of 42 Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, designated private-public partnerships with the U.S. government.

  • We are one of 18 national laboratories, and the only one dedicated to biomedical sciences.

  • Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, the Frederick National Laboratory supports other National Institutes of Health divisions and collaborates with intramural and extramural investigators.