Organizations

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health - NIH is the nation's medical research agency - making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases - Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) - The Division of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (DAIDS) was formed in 1986 to address the national research needs created by the advent and spread of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Specifically, the Division's mission is to increase basic knowledge of the pathogenesis, natural history, and transmission of HIV/AIDS and to support research that promotes progress in its detection, treatment, and prevention.

AIDS Clinical Trials Group

AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG) - The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the largest HIV clinical trials organization in the world, plays a major role in setting standards of care for HIV infection and opportunistic diseases related to HIV/AIDS in the United States and the developed world. The ACTG is composed of, and directed by, leading clinical scientists in HIV/AIDS therapeutic research. The ACTG is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

American Society for Clinical Pathology

American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) - The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) is a not-for-profit medical society organized exclusively for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes. The mission of the American Society for Clinical Pathology is to provide excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals.

Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa

Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA) - The Centre for the AIDS Program of Research in South Africa was founded by the Universities of Natal, Cape Town, and the Western Cape, the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute

Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) - The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI)is a global, nonprofit, standards-developing organization that promotes the development and use of voluntary consensus standards and guidelines within the healthcare community. We are recognized worldwide for the application of our unique consensus process. CLSI is based on the principle that consensus is an efficient and cost-effective way to improve patient testing and services.

HIV/AIDS Network Coordination

HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) - The HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) project works with the six HIV/AIDS clinical trials Networks funded by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) with the intent of creating a more integrated, collaborative and flexible research structure. The Networks are an affiliated group of national and international medical research institutions and investigators that conduct clinical HIV/AIDS research to develop safe and effective drugs, prevention strategies and HIV vaccines.

HIV Prevention Trials Network

HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) - The HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) is a worldwide collaborative clinical trials network that develops and tests the safety and efficacy of primarily non-vaccine interventions designed to prevent the transmission of HIV. Established in 1999 by the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the HPTN carries out its mission through a strong network of expert scientists and investigators from more than two dozen international sites partnered with a leadership group comprised of three U.S.-based institutions.

HIV Vaccine Trials Network

HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) - The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) is an international collaboration of scientists and educators searching for an effective and safe HIV vaccine. The HVTN's mission is to facilitate the process of testing preventive vaccines against HIV/AIDS. Our organization conducts all phases of clinical trials, from evaluating experimental vaccines for safety and the ability to stimulate immune responses, to testing vaccine efficacy.

International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials

International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) - The International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials (IMPAACT) group is a new Leadership Group representing a merger of investigators from the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group (PACTG) and the Perinatal Scientific Working Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN/HIVNET). The mission of the IMPAACT group, which is worldwide in scope, will be to significantly decrease the mortality and morbidity associated with HIV disease in pregnant women, children, and adolescents.

Maine Standards Company, LLC

Maine Standards Company - Maine Standards Company's purpose is to improve the quality of human diagnostics. Established in 2001, Maine Standards Company specializes in calibration verification / linearity testing, serving clinical laboratories and most recently the physician office labs. With well over fifty years of experience, they consistently develop and manufacture products of the highest quality for calibration verification / linearity, reportable range validation and new instrument performance validation.

Microbicide Trials Network

Microbicide Trials Network - Recognizing the development of microbicides as an important priority in HIV/AIDS research, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), established the Microbicide Trials Network (MTN) in 2006 as its newest of six NIAID-funded HIV/AIDS clinical trials networks. The MTN brings together international investigators and community and industry partners who are devoted to reducing the sexual transmission of HIV through the development and evaluation of microbicides, working within a unique infrastructure specifically designed to facilitate research required to support licensure of topical microbicide products for widespread use.

F. Hoffmann La Roche Ltd.

Roche-HIV - Roche has been committed since 1986 to discovering innovative new therapies and diagnostics aimed at improving the well being of people living with HIV. In 2004, Roche continued at the forefront of efforts to combat HIV infection and AIDS.

Social and Scientific Systems, Inc.

Social and Scientific Systems, Inc. (SSS) - SSS' primary mission is to improve public health worldwide by providing technical, research, and program management services to government and private sector clients. Working largely behind the scenes, SSS helps clients to advance research missions, enhance communications, shape policy, and implement programs in the global battle against HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Our clients include federal agencies, state health organizations, clinical trials networks, and research entities.