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BioStorage Technologies Brings Together Industry Leaders for Global Sample Management Benchmarking Symposium
Date:9/23/2010

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The volume of biological samples generated during clinical research is rapidly increasing as the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries shift their focus from traditional medicine to molecular-based therapeutics. The growing use of genomics and biomarkers in the discovery process has put an increasing emphasis on the value of sample integrity and the practices that life sciences companies employ to collect, store and distribute clinical trial samples.

With this in mind, BioStorage Technologies held its first annual Global Sample Management Benchmarking Symposium at the company's state-of-the-art biorepository facility in Griesheim, Germany on September 15, 2010. The consortium brought together industry thought leaders from the life sciences community to share perspectives on sample management trends, challenges and strategies for optimizing biorepository operations.

"We couldn't be more pleased with the outcome of the symposium," said Lori A. Ball, chief operating officer. "We set out to bring together a cross-section of industry experts who could give insightful perspectives on the various aspects of sample management, and based on the acclaim from the assortment of executives in attendance, we feel we have set a good foundation for future thought leadership forums."

Attendees included executives and operations personnel from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, global CROs, central laboratories and academia. They received real-world insights into the state of sample management and what the industry must do to keep pace with the advancements of technology in the drug development process.

The impressive speaker line up included:

  • Dr. Elizabeth Foot, Chief Scientific Officer, London Genetics, Ltd., "Growing Trends in the Retrospective Analysis of Clinical Trial Samples"
  • Jens Mattuschka, Director Clinical Logistics Services W
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