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BioStorage Technologies to Host Global Sample Management Benchmarking Symposium in Conjunction with Biorepositories Asia Conference

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioStorage Technologies, a global leader in scientific asset management, cold chain logistics and biomaterial storage for the bioscience industry, will host a half-day symposium in conjunction with the Biorepositories Asia Conference in San Francisco on April 11, 2011.

The Global Sample Management Benchmarking Symposium will bring together industry thought leaders to discuss new trends in international sample management. Additional topics include best practices to improve processes and services to support advancing scientific needs for current and future drug development. The symposium will be held the day before the main conference managed by the Institute for International Research (IIR).

"As personalized medicine and biomarker development continue to become an integral part of global drug development, it is imperative to explore best practices and regulations to ensure sample integrity is maintained," said Lori Ball, chief operating officer at BioStorage Technologies. "This symposium will provide an additional forum to discuss new trends during the IIR Biorepositories Asia event."

The symposium will feature a diverse cross-section of industry professionals each giving a 40- minute presentation. Presentations include:

  • Dr.Johnloom, President, Bloom Consulting Services, LLC and Special Government Employee to the FDA

  • "The Growing Trend in Personalized Medicine: Understanding the Opportunities and Risks Associated with Specialized Samples"

  • Dr.AmeliaWallWarner, Head of Clinical Pharmacogenomics, Merck & Company

  • "Best Practices in the Management of Patient Informed Consent"

  • CathyMichael, Global Head of Sample Management Operations, BioStorage Technologies, Inc.

  • "Innovative Sample Preparation Techniques to Maximize Scientific Assets"

  • JamiesonSheffield, Senior Supervisor Clinical Sample Management, Genentech

  • "The Value of Centralized Sample Collection, Transport and Protection"

    BioStorage Technologies is also a lead sponsor for the Biorepositories Asia Conference. The event provides a platform for global leaders in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry to discuss driving forward drug development opportunities in Asia. Discussions will include ensuring compliance with regulatory guidance, creating strategic collaborations with companies within Asia, and best practices to protect sample integrity and maximize biospecimen science opportunities.

    For more information on the Global Sample Management Benchmarking Symposium or to register for the event, visit

    AbouBioStorageechnologies,Inc.:BioStorage Technologies, Inc. is the benchmark and global leader in centralized sample management and onsite solutions for the bioscience industry. Its expertise is in the management of the complete lifecycle of a research sample from the planning, collection, transportation and protection to sample retrieval and storage. The company offers highly qualified sample asset experts, best-in-class storage practices, real- time, web-based intelligence and tracking of research samples, as well as expertise in cold chain logistics and next-day retrieval and shipment 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 +49-6155-898-1011.

    AbouTheInstituteforInternationalResearch: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 http://www.iirusa.comressContact: Michael Clark Miller Brooks,  

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