INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 19 BioStorage Technologies Inc., a global leader in sample management, cold chain logistics and biomaterial storage for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, will be a lead sponsor and presenter at the 3rd annual Biorepositories Conference, September 27-29, 2010, in Boston.
Managed by the Institute for International Research (IIR), Biorepositories is an annual conference that brings together the industry's top executives, research professionals and experts, to discuss best practices for maintaining sample integrity and optimizing sample inventories. This year's conference will also emphasize the growing interest in personalized medicine and other emerging trends in the biobanking industry, such as biomarker development, translational research and biomedical engineering.
Lori A. Ball, chief operating officer at BioStorage Technologies, is a distinguished member of the conference's advisory board and will team with Cathy Michael, global head of sample management at BioStorage Technologies, for a presentation on achieving maximum efficiency in biorepository operations. The seminar will focus on applying innovative processes within biorepository operations to create value-added benefits to customers.
"Optimizing integrity throughout the entire sample life cycle has taken on extreme scientific and financial importance, as today's advanced therapeutics are highly reliant on properly preserved biological samples to maximize existing and future research initiatives," says Ball.
"BioStorage Technologies is proud to sponsor an event that will bring together key experts and leaders to drive forward the importance of sample management best practices for future research, as well as the biobanking industry as a whole."
Courtney Leonard, Director of IIR's 3rd Annual Biorepositories event, says, "The pharmaceutical biobanking industry is rapidly expanding, as such the 2010 event has evolved to bring together the nation's leading biobanking experts to cultivate strategic perspectives on sample management and discuss best practices throughout the entire sample life cycle as well as the operational tools to implement these strategies."
As part of the three-day event, Jennifer Benner, director of global quality assurance at BioStorage Technologies, will participate in a panel session with other industry leaders to discuss the regulatory framework affecting biorepository standardization in the United States and abroad. Panelists will provide clarity on forthcoming guidelines, actions and future expectations for sample management.
Since 2003, BioStorage Technologies has earned the reputation of being an industry leader in comprehensive sample management through ongoing innovations and by carefully listening to the needs of researchers and scientists around the world.
About BioStorage Technologies, Inc.:
BioStorage Technologies Inc. is the global leader in sample storage, inventory management and cold-chain logistics for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The company offers more than 100,000 square feet of secure, temperature-controlled storage, as well as real-time tracking of stored biological samples and next-day retrieval and shipment of biomaterials.
BioStorage Technologies is privately held and headquartered in Indianapolis with an additional full-service site near Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit www.biostorage.com or call +1 (866) 697-2675 or +49-6155-898-1010.
About The Institute for International Research:
IIR is the world's leading knowledge and skills transfer company with a global network of 47 companies and 112 operating units. Every year, IIR works with 650,000+ business executives providing them with knowledge and skills through training, conferences, seminars, e-Learning, blended solutions, exhibitions, consulting and mentoring. For more information about IIR, please visit www.iirusa.com
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