The Frederick National Lab partners with university, government, and corporate scientists
to speed the translation of laboratory research into new diagnostic tests and treatments
for cancer and AIDS.
With a unique array of advanced technologies, we bridge the gap between discovery
and healthcare delivery, focussing on projects that cannot be effectively achieved
by other means. We assess research for its value to patients. We accelerate the
development of new technologies and prototype treatments for patients. We also pave
the way for new advances to enter clinical trials for testing, approval, and delivery
to patients via the commercial sector.
We are a federal national laboratory working to develop faster and less expensive
ways of turning laboratory discoveries into new technologies and treatments for
patients with cancer and AIDS.
Visit our public website page to see more information
on Collaborations, Technology Transfer, Business Opportunities and Outreach.
Our facility consists of 67 buildings within a (roughly) 70 acre section of land
formerly owned by the U.S. Army. As a result, all visitors must enter through the
main Fort Detrick Army facility gates. Our Visitor's Guide
has all the information you need to make this process as painless as possible.
Since its establishment in 1972, the Frederick National Lab has become an internationally
recognized center of scientific excellence. This has been the result of the coordinated
efforts of Government scientists and the Frederick National Lab contractors working
to achieve rapid progress in the race to cure cancer and AIDS.
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