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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is establishing a Malaria Research & Reference Reagent Repository. NIAID's contract facility will provide a versatile resource to the international malaria research community. The repository will acquire and distribute, to qualified investigators throughout the world, malaria-related reagents, materials and protocols which satisfy quality assurance standards. The Malaria Reagent Repository will collect information about malaria-related reagents and standards and disseminate this information through print publications, World Wide Web sites, and workshops. Additionally, the Malaria Reagent Repository will enhance technology transfer through development and publication of methods, will facilitate the commercial development of reagents through proactive communication with biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, and will participate as a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization.

In its initial phase, the repository will acquire and distribute relevant monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies, recombinant malaria proteins and antigens as well as gene libraries, molecular probes and constructs. Future plans include the acquisition, maintenance and distribution of parasites, mosquito vectors and human samples.

For more information about submitting reagents to, and acquiring reagents from, the repository, contact:

Dr. Michael Gottlieb,
Parasitology and International Programs Branch,
NIAID,Solar Building/Room 3A12,
Bethesda, MD 20892-7630;
tel: 301.496.2544; fax: 301.402.0659;

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