Mission

The mission of the ATCC® Standards Development Organization (SDO) is to develop best practices (standards) for use in the life science industry and to promote their use globally, using a consensus driven process that balances the viewpoints of industry, government, regulatory and academia.

Vision

The vision of the ATCC® Standards Development Organization (SDO) is to become the leading developer and publisher of stakeholder-proposed, life science laboratory standards, which in-turn improve the quality of global laboratory systems, practices and biomaterials. ATCC published standards are recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and are compatible with requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).