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Goldbelt Professional Services provides a full range of laboratory support to multiple centers and offices with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). We staff Senior Scientists, Molecular Scientists, Microbiologists, Biologists, Bioinformatics Specialists, Epidemiologists, Chemists, Toxicologists, and Data Analysts, to name a few.

Goldbelt’s research staff has significant biomedical and clinical research experience, including design and coordination of national, multi-site research projects. Specific expertise includes research design, questionnaire/interview design, multivariate data analysis and the development of web-based data query and dissemination systems.

Goldbelt Professional Services develops, enhances, and implements laboratory services, research studies and program management, including microbiology, evaluation and other professional support needed to maintain ongoing programs, implement programs, and support accountability and transparency.

FDA Support

We provide laboratory support across six offices within the FDA Center for Food Safety and Nutrition (CFSAN) including the Office of Food Safety (OFS), Office of Cosmetics and Colors (OCAC), Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling (ONFL), Office of Applied Research and Safety Assessment (OARSA), Office of Regulatory Science (ORS), and the Office of Analytics and Outreach (OAO).

Our scientists provide a range of support including microbiology, toxicology, chemistry, and Subject Matter Expertise in Food Technology. Our scientists analyze food samples from across the country for contaminants. The data we generate assists the CFSAN on advising consumers on how best to meet their dietary needs, while at the same time limiting their exposure to harmful contaminants that may be present or are intentionally introduced in food during cultivation or processing. We cover food allergens, Quality Management systems in manufacturing foods, detecting heavy metals and other contaminates in agricultural chemicals, and veterinary drug residues in foods and meat products. We provide scientific support in the areas of cosmetic chemistry and exposure assessment to cosmetic ingredients.

CDC Support

Goldbelt provides microbiology support to the CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) and the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD). Our microbiology support includes conducting laboratory procedures and processes related to isolation, cultivation, identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and systematic classification of bacterial enteric, zoonotic, and mycotic pathogens; assisting and conducting serological, microbiological, and molecular techniques to rapidly identify and characterize such pathogens; and assisting with the implementation of methods and procedures to collect data and conduct experiments and studies, making adjustments in methods and procedures as appropriate.

Our scientists are in labs supporting NCEZID’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) and the Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP). We are supporting all four divisions of NCIRD: Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD), Division of Viral Diseases (DVD), Immunization Services Division (ISD), and Influenza Division (ID).

COVID-19 Support

Goldbelt is currently supporting the CDC NCIRD with COVID-19 Transition Support Services. As the lead center for the COVID-19 response, NCIRD plays a key role in implementation of scientific and programmatic activities to better understand and combat COVID-19 including transmission dynamics, risk factors for mortality, prevention strategies, understanding of vaccine development, distribution chains, multicenter data feeds and data-driven decision making.

Goldbelt scientists are providing biological support services involving studies of viral, immunization and respiratory illnesses and diseases (COVID-19, Astrovirus, Norovirus, Measles, Encephalitis, Meningitis). Our team is working to identify methods and procedures to collect data and conduct experiments and studies on immune response to pathogens and vaccine development.

Goldbelt scientists are assisting in the design, development, and conduct of research projects on form, structure, reproductive processes, genetics, taxonomy, and cytology to better understand COVID-19 and similar illnesses and diseases. They are studying the reaction to physical and chemical factors in the environment; their role as pathogenic and immunizing agents; and their isolation, cultivation, identification, and systematic classification.