Centers of Excellence
MRIGlobal’s interdisciplinary Centers of Excellence leverage our experienced staff, state-of-the-art facilities, validated equipment, regulatory certifications, and quality systems to provide integrated solutions to complex issues.
Center for Biological Safety and Security (CBS2)
CBS2 provides planning, organization, maintenance, logistics, training, and facility design and construction support services related to bio-containment facilities, biological safety, and biological facility security.
Related Information: CBS2 brochure, National Security
Center for Influenza Virus Research
This Center provides services to support vaccine studies specific to influenza-virus work, including highly pathogenic avian influenza virus (HPAIV) H5N1 and H1N1 strains. The Center’s staff has extensive expertise working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
Related Information: Center for Influenza Virus Research brochure, Life Sciences, Vaccine Development, ABCs of Flu
Center for Integrated Algal Research
By drawing on a staff of highly credentialed chemists, biologists, and engineers, this Center focuses on research and technology development associated with identifying and optimizing algal species for carbon dioxide sequestration and biofuel production.
Related Information: Energy, Biomass, Agriculture & Food Safety > Biorenewable Research
Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Laboratory
Through its CLIA Laboratory, MRIGlobal offers a highly experienced team of scientists dedicated to developing and validating diagnostic assays in accordance with FDA requirements.
Related Information: CLIA brochure
Center for the Study of Open Source Emissions
This Center is a leader in developing field-sampling methods for non-point sources. It also has capabilities to investigate open sources of airborne particles—from the dynamics of the emission processes to the transport of particles to inhalation exposure.
News! Center founder Chatten Cowherd, Ph.D., named finalist for R&D Magazine’s 2010 Scientist of the Year
Watch the video: Chat Cowherd's KSHB Interview
Related Information: Environment, www.openairsource.org
PCR Test, Evaluation, and Validation (TEV) Center
This Center has all of the necessary registrations and certifications to work with organisms from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and CDC select-agent lists and is used for testing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) applications.
Related Information: Life Sciences
Solar Technology Acceleration Center (SolarTAC)
SolarTAC is one of the world’s largest solar test and evaluation facilities to bring advanced, efficient, and cost-effective solar technologies to market more quickly. Located in Aurora, Colorado, SolarTAC helps solar technology companies determine the market readiness of their products and accelerate commercialization.
Related Information: Renewable Technologies Test & Evaluation, www.SolarTAC.org, Energy
Transportation Research Center
MRIGlobal’s Transportation Research Center is a national leader in recommending safe practices when transporting hazardous materials, constructing highway improvements, and using trucks to transport products. Recently, the Center created a guide with recommended practices and procedures for controlling traffic on roads during agricultural emergencies.
News! Center founder Doug Harwood, P.E., named finalist for R&D Magazine’s 2010 Scientist of the Year
Related Information: Transportation