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BioStorage Technologies Takes Lead Sponsorship Role of 2nd Annual IIR Biorepositories Conference

INDIANAPOLIS, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- BioStorage Technologies, Inc., a worldwide provider of long- and short-term storage of biomaterials, sample management and cold chain logistics, announced it will participate in the Institute for International Research (IIR) 2nd Annual Biorepositories Conference, September 21 to 23, 2009 in Philadelphia, as the event's platinum sponsor.

Biorepositories 2009 is the only U.S.-based biobanking conference designed specifically for pharmaceutical and biotech companies and will address critical issues affecting the industry. Building upon last year's success, Biorepositories 2009 is expected to attract a wide range of industry professionals from across the country. This year's event will feature expert presentations and open discussions focused on biorepository opportunities, standardization guidance, current challenges for operational strategies, as well as legal and regulatory issues.

"IIR's Biorepositories Conference brings together an important mix of industry and academia thought leaders, operators and service professionals from around the world and provides an excellent forum for discussing how the latest trends and technologies will affect our industry," says F. John Mills, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of BioStorage Technologies and Chairman of the Board.

"Having the commercial biorepositories market leader (BioStorage) on board as our platinum level sponsor, represents a significant investment and reflects the undeniable growth and importance of the biobanking industry," says Courtney Leonard, Biorepositories 2009 Event Director.

In addition to being a platinum sponsor, BioStorage will have a strong presence at the event by participating in conference workshops, panel discussions and various presentations. Delivered by members of the company's leadership team, each presentation will highlight best practices for improving biospecimen storage, distribution and tracking to protect, prove and validate sample integrity throughout the drug development process.

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About BioStorage Technologies, Inc.

BioStorage Technologies, Inc. is a leader in sample storage, inventory management and cold- chain logistics for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The company offers secure, temperature-controlled storage; real-time tracking of stored biological samples; and next-day return of biomaterials. BioStorage Technologies, Inc. is privately-held and headquartered in Indianapolis with an additional full-service site near Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit or call +1 (866) 697-2675 or +49-6155-898-1010.

About Biorepositories 2009

The Institute for International Research's 2nd Annual Biorepositories Conference, provides the only platform in the United States for networking and information-sharing. The event will feature high-level presentations from the industry's most respected experts and focus on: maximizing biorepository samples through proper collection and storage practices; facilitating the creation of standards to build a level of consistency across the industry; capitalizing on biorepositories as a strategic asset for translational medicine; implementing ethical and

informed consent practices to optimize sample usage; and partnering with outside organizations to gain more information about patient populations.

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