NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
NCI Cancer Bulletin: A Trusted Source for Cancer Research News
November 20, 2007 • Volume 4 / Number 30 E-Mail This Document  |  Download PDF  |  Bulletin Archive/Search  |  Subscribe

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Highlights in the History of NCI-Frederick
20072005 Clinical Proteomic Technologies Initiative begins2006 Vaccine Pilot Plant opens2005 Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory opens1998 Rapid Access to Intervention Development begins to speed up the transfer of investigational drugs into clinical trials1990 The first NCI letter of collection is signed with the Republic of Madagascar, 3 years before the Convention on Biodiversity1986 The Natural Products Repository is established. The first supercomputer dedicated to biomedical research is established at NCI-FrederickImage of an NCI-Frederick researcher holding a pipette next to a computer.1998 Rapid Access to Intervention Development begins to speed up the transfer of investigational drugs into clinical trials1993 Biopharmaceutical Development Program begins to support prototype drugs, vaccines, and other therapies. Large-scale production of geldanamycin (more than 3 kilograms) begins in the NCI-Frederick fermentation plant's 10,000L fermentor, which permits the introduction of 17-allylaminogeldanamycin (17-AAG) as the first signal-transduction molecule in human clinical trials. Taxol is approved for use by the FDA.1992 Two anti-HIV plant-derived agents are identified by NCI scientists from collections in Cameroon (Michellamine B) and in Sarawak (Calanolide A); large-scale collection and horticultural programs established in these countries1991 The Natural Products Repository begins distribution to permit intra- and extramural investigators of all types to study samples collected and processed at NCI-Frederick1992 Two anti-HIV plant-derived agents are identified by NCI scientists from collections in Cameroon (Michellamine B) and in Sarawak (Calanolide A); large-scale collection and horticultural programs established in these countries1991 The Natural Products Repository begins distribution to permit intra- and extramural investigators of all types to study samples collected and processed at NCI-Frederick1981 Biological Response Modifiers Program is established to bring new therapeutic agents to clinical trials1977 Taxol is developed from samples of the Pacific yew tree's bark, which came from the Natural Products Branch's previous collection program with the USDA1975 NCI-Frederick is designated as an FFRDC dedicated to biomedical research1972 NCI-Frederick is established at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland1972Image of a researcher at NCI-Frederick in a protective suit.1990 The first NCI letter of collection is signed with the Republic of Madagascar, 3 years before the Convention on Biodiversity1985 HIV antibody testing begins at NCI-Frederick, leading to a test used to safeguard the nation's blood supply against contamination1982 Central Repository is established to assist investigators in storing research specimens1981 Biological Response Modifiers Program is established to bring new therapeutic agents to clinical trialsImage of the supercomputer at NCI-Frederick.Image of the Central Repository at NCI-Frederick.