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NIAID Honors Frederick National Laboratory Program for Manufacturing Anti-HIV Antibody

Posted 12/16/2018
FREDERICK, Md. -- It has been used in clinical studies on four continents and has been tested in thousands of volunteers. It was produced at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research over a five-year span to meet increasing clinical demand, and it may play an ongoing role in the future of HIV research.

The investigational product, known as VRC01, is…

Ethan Dmitrovsky: Stop Cancers Before They Start

Posted 12/11/2018
"It’s a harsh truth that half of the men and a third of the women in America will be diagnosed with cancer during their lives. We must improve these statistics, especially now as our nation is aging and cancer disproportionately strikes older people. As a result, cancer cases will increase unless we find ways to stem this tide."

Ethan Dmitrovsky, M.D…

FNL, Frederick Innovative Technology Center Announce New Accelerator Program for Frederick Startups

Posted 12/10/2018
FREDERICK, Md. -- Creating a successful business takes more than a clever idea. It requires a strong team and access to funders, critical connections, guidance, and coaching. A new program launched by Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI) in collaboration with the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and numerous community partners is aimed at…

National Laboratory Launches Partnership with Frederick CREST

Posted 11/8/2018
FREDERICK, Md. -- Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is teaming up with a regional higher education center to increase access to science research and education in the Frederick County area.

Frederick Center for Research and Education in Science and Technology (CREST) aims to provide access to STEM-based undergraduate and graduate degree and…

Frederick National Laboratory Names Chief Science Officer

Posted 10/31/2018
FREDERICK, Md. -- Leonard P. Freedman, Ph.D., has been named chief science officer at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, effective this November. He joins the FNL staff after six years as founding president of the Global Biological Standards Institute.

“I am delighted to announce Dr. Freedman’s appointment and to welcome him with great…

Frederick National Laboratory Establishes Partnership with Mount St. Mary's University

Posted 10/8/2018
FREDERICK, Md. -- The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is expanding its commitment to educate the next generation of scientists and foster academic research collaborations by signing a new partnership agreement with Mount St. Mary’s University.

Under the three-year memorandum of understanding, the university and the national laboratory will…

Biopharmaceutical Program Fills Critical Niche at the Forefront of Cancer Research

Posted 10/3/2018
FREDERICK, Md. -- The development of a modified poliovirus to treat glioblastoma, a deadly form of brain cancer, is one of the latest examples of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research stepping in to fill a critical need that few others could meet with developing and manufacturing novel biological agents for early-phase clinical trials.

During a…

Frederick National Laboratory Builds Upon Collaborations in Computational Science

Posted 9/24/2018
FREDERICK, Md. -- Eric Stahlberg, Ph.D., has been named director of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science (BIDS) at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research in a move that will amplify his role in building partnerships in high-performance computing and data science in cancer research. There was an exceptional slate of candidates for this position, reflecting the…

Frederick National Laboratory Takes Cancer Research into Space

Posted 9/17/2018
FREDERICK, Md. -- The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research is taking its science to new heights – with an experiment rocketing into orbit around the Earth.

The aim is to grow protein crystals in the weightlessness of space where, beyond the full influence of Earth’s gravity, they might proliferate more easily and become larger and more perfect than…

New Technical Service Makes HPV Genotyping Available to More Researchers

Posted 8/30/2018
FREDERICK, Md. -- A new chemical test available through the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research could accelerate human papillomavirus (HPV) research by detecting 40 percent more HPVs than the current gold standard research test.

There are upwards of 100 human papillomaviruses (HPVs), and these viruses can cause abnormal tissue growth and other…

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