Frank P. Simione, M.S.
Frank is Vice President of Management Services at ATCC (American Type Culture Collection) and is responsible for commercial and government biological materials management services. He has been with ATCC for 35 years and has been a member of the ATCC senior management team for the past 21 years. He was ATCC Director of Operations (1988 to 1996), managed ATCC's Patent Depository, the largest of 37 International Depository Authorities (IDAs) for patent purposes (1995 – 2005) and ATCC’s safe deposit service (1980 – 2005). He also managed ATCC’s regulatory compliance program for the safe handling, storage and transport of biological materials (1999 – 2005), ATCC’s Environmental Health and Safety Program (1988-2004) and ATCC’s Select Agent Program (1997 – present), and has provided institutional oversight for ATCC activities involving animal welfare, human subjects research (IRB Chair from 1993 – 2008), and biosafety for genetically modified materials. Frank is a founding member and a Past-President of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER).