Research and Development (R&D) in Life Science

Research and Development

Goldbelt C6 conducts high-level research and development to support the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our scientific personnel provide research for protecting and promoting public health through the control and supervision of food safety, tobacco products, dietary supplements, prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vaccines, blood transfusions, medical devices, cosmetics, animal feed, and veterinary products. The data we generate assists the CDC in 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 work with our customers to develop, enhance, and implement laboratory services, research studies, and program management, including microbiology, chemistry, epidemiology, toxicology, evaluation, and other professional support needed to maintain ongoing programs, implement new programs, and support accountability and transparency. Our scientists assist with laboratory procedures and processes related to isolation, cultivation, identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, and systematic classification of bacterial enteric, zoonotic, and mycotic pathogens.

Goldbelt C6 primarily conducts research and development support for the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Defense (DoD). We focus on scientific and analytical disciplines and experimentation directed toward increasing knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies, systems, and development of operational concepts and tactics. Our laboratory support includes conducting research and forensic analysis of systemic issues in various Critical Infrastructure Programs (water systems, food supplies, etc.)

Goldbelt C6 develops and validates samples of preparation procedures for multi-laboratory method validation studies. Validation of protocols and methods for detection or quantification of contaminants are required to be optimized for Model Laboratory Standards and Food Safety Modernization Act. We assist and conduct statistical analysis of both qualitative and quantitative results from multi-laboratory method validation studies, and prepare reports, posters, presentations, and manuscripts, as applicable.

Goldbelt C6’s R&D specialists have an in-depth understanding of all the issues which are salient to biomedical and clinical research and development. They understand the latest industry trends in clinical operations, biostatistics, bioinformatics, data acquisition and management, compliance, and safety. Our 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 C6 develops, enhances and implements laboratory services, research studies, and program management, including microbiology, evaluation, and other professional support needed to maintain ongoing programs, implement new programs, and support accountability and transparency.

Our microbiology support services include 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 to methods and procedures as appropriate.