MRIGlobal Wins 12th Contract for NCI Program
Analysis of Anti-Cancer Chemicals & Pharmaceutical Formulations Program in Operation Since 1969
(Kansas City, MO) August 3, 2012 – MRIGlobal today announced that it has been awarded a 12th consecutive contract from the National Cancer Institute to operate the Anti-Cancer Chemicals and Pharmaceutical Formulations Analysis Program.
The contract, for a five-year term, is valued at $3.8 million. In this continuing program, MRIGlobal performs analysis of bulk pharmaceutical substances and formulated drug products under strict quality control standards known in the industry as “current Good Manufacturing Practices.”
“We’re proud to be continuing our robust history of support for the National Cancer Institute,” said Michael F. Helmstetter, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of MRIGlobal. “Our work advances the goal of delivering a world without cancer.”
MRIGlobal performs analyses that support the development of anti-cancer chemicals and pharmaceuticals that are typically in pre-approval phases, and MRIGlobal’s analyses are performed to meet requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
MRIGlobal uses spectroscopy, chromatography, and electrochemical analyses, among other complex technical tests, to investigate these drugs. In the 43 years of operation of the program, MRIGlobal has completed more than 2,000 analytical reports on small organic molecules, complex antibiotics, proteins and other compounds.
This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHSN26201200026C.
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.
MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.
For more information, visit www.mriglobal.org.