Scientific Resources (DSR)

Image of a woman leaning in to see a screen as she works in a cdc laboratory.Focus: To provide support to CDC laboratories in responding to public health needs through the supply of state-of-the art technology and high-quality services and products.

Some key activities:

  • Provide genomic sequencing, proteomics technologies, oligonucleotide and peptide synthesis, and bioinformatic support to aid the identification and characterization of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other pathogens.
  • Provide CDC laboratorians with high-quality laboratory products and services in compliance with US Food and Drug Administration regulations.
  • Distribute investigational and licensed drugs and unique biologicals (antitoxins) to approved physicians for treatment of rare, tropical, or exceptional diseases.
  • Provide accessioning services for specimens sent to CDC for reference and diagnostic testing and manage shipment of outgoing specimens, microbiologic organisms, and biologicals.
  • Provide for the expert care, husbandry, and procurement of animals used in research and training.