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Battelle to Help CDC Maintain Biological Specimens; Sudip Parikh Comments

Battelle to Help CDC Maintain Biological Specimens; Sudip Parikh Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Health research managementBattelle has been awarded a five-year, $12.6 million contract to help run a national repository of human biological samples for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The nonprofit research firm will help CDC maintain blood, tissue, urine and genomic specimens that are stored inside large metal vats at the agency’s CASPIR biostorage facility in Lawrenceville, Ga., Battelle said Monday.

“We are honored to have won the right to assist the CDC in running this important facility,“ said Sudip Parikh, Battelle general manager for health and analytics.

CASPIR stores 40,000 specimen vials for epidemiologic research, vaccine and diagnostic tool development work, Battelle says.

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