SAN DIEGO, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomatrica, Inc., the leader in room temperature sample storage and stabilization, today announced the appointment of Dr. James A. Robb to the Scientific Advisory Board.
Dr. Robb is a well respected pathologist and scientist with over 45 years experience in the fields of molecular pathology, virology, and genetics. He currently serves as a Governor of the College of American Pathologists, an organization consisting of over 18,000 board-certified pathologists, and for the past few years has been a SAIC-Frederick Consulting Pathologist in the Office of Biorepositories and Biospecimen Research (OBBR), National Cancer Institute, NIH. Dr. Robb also served on the Secretary of Health and Human Services' Committee for Genetics, Health and Society Task Force on Oversight of Genetic Tests. Dr. Robb received his M.D. (cum laude) from the University of Colorado in 1965, and completed his pathology residency and molecular biology training at Yale University, before becoming a Senior Surgeon at NIH. After NIH, he moved to the Department of Pathology, University of California San Diego (UCSD), becoming a tenured Professor of Pathology before taking the position of staff pathologist and director of molecular pathology and cytopathology at Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA. He then helped develop, and then became Medical Director of the HCA East Florida Division's Integrated Regional Laboratories.
"Since being introduced to Biomatrica technology, it has become apparent to me how critical this technology is to the future of personalized medicine and global health care initiatives. As a long-term participant and policy maker in the collection, annotation, processing, storage and clinical testing of biospecimens, I am fully aware of the need to protect and better manage these critical samples, especially as we transition into the era of personalized molecular, genomically informed medicine," says Dr. Robb. "We are in need of ne
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