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MRIGlobal, DHMRI Align in Strategic Collaboration

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRIGlobal today announced a joint marketing and business development agreement with the David H. Murdock Research Institute, a leading not-for-profit biotechnology research organization.

The agreement leverages research and development resources of both organizations to address challenges in food safety and biosurveillance.

"This agreement gives both organizations the opportunity to align resources to better tackle the challenges of monitoring the food supply chain and assuring safe, healthy products for consumers," said Robert Casillas, Ph.D., Vice President Strategic Life Sciences and National Security for MRIGlobal.

"We are excited to work with MRIGlobal to address these challenges. The depth of experience at both organizations enables us to provide benefits to both companies and consumers," said Steve Lommel, Ph.D., Interim President, David H. Murdock Research Institute. 

The David H. Murdock Research Institute, located in Kannapolis, N.C., focuses on research and development in agriculture, nutrition and human health.

MRIGlobal recently formed a new operating unit, Global Health and Security, which focuses on Biosurveillance and Food Safety as well as Medical Countermeasures, Diagnostics, and Drug Development and Repository Management.

About MRIGlobal
MRIGlobal, a not-for-profit research and development organization, delivers global solutions in national security and defense, energy and environment, life and animal sciences, agriculture and food safety, and transportation. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering and program integration and management for clients in government, industry and academia.  Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRIGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., operates in nine states and Washington, D.C., and manages more than 3,300 employees.

MRIGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy. For more information, visit

About the David H. Murdock Research Institute
The David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) is a non-profit, contract research organization committed to the improvement of human life. DHMRI provides collaborators groundbreaking research and development solutions at the intersection of human health, agriculture and nutrition. From the largest corporations, to life science start-ups and academic researchers, DHMRI combines collaboration and customized solutions to find the answers to advance research and product development. To learn more, visit

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