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BioStorage Technologies Partners with AMDeC, LLC to Provide Tissue Storage and Cold Chain Logistics Services to Academic Medical Research Institutions
Date:2/17/2011

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BioStorage Technologies, a global leader in scientific asset management, biomaterial storage, and cold chain logistics, today announced its inclusion in the AMDeC Vendor Partnership Program. This program provides AMDeC Members with preferred pricing on a range of products and services crucial to medical research and will now include biomaterial storage and relocation services offered by BioStorage Technologies.

AMDeC is a consortium of 22 pre-eminent academic medical research institutions in the New York region. According to Maria Mitchell, Ph.D., President of AMDeC, "By offering our members discounted access to services provided by BioStorage Technologies, AMDeC is helping to significantly reduce monthly expenditures and investments in capital equipment and facilities that can rapidly escalate operating costs."

Lori Ball, Chief Operating Officer of BioStorage Technologies, adds, "BioStorage Technologies recognizes the critical importance of ensuring secure, reliable, traceable access to biological specimens stored to support research advancements. The same expertise and care we use in managing millions of samples for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies will be applied to create sample management solutions for AMDeC Members in the academic research setting."

BioStorage Technologies will be listed on AMDeC F.I.R.S.T.™, a real-time registry of biomedical research technology and resources accessible to AMDeC Members online. As part of its services, BioStorage will conduct on-site audits of AMDeC Member institutions to assess their needs and create a customized sample management strategy through outsourced or on-site solutions.

AMDeC members also will have the ability to leverage BioStorage Technologies' web-based tracking and sample management system -- ISISS® (Intelligent Specimen Inventory Storage System).  This system allows users to monitor sample status and activity, view audit trails and documentation, schedule shipments, and retrieve data on stored samples.  

This announcement comes on the heels of recent news that BioStorage Technologies expanded its service offerings to include laboratory sample preparation services, such as sample aliquoting and nucleic acid extraction and verification. The company also enhanced its logistics function to include global relocation services, which allow clients to customize transportation of entire sample inventories and associated equipment nearly anywhere in the world.

BioStorage Technologies' maintains FDA 21 CFR Part 11 validated technology systems and adheres to U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, as well as U.S. Department of Transportation and International Air Transport Association guidelines.

About BioStorage Technologies, Inc.BioStorage Technologies, Inc. is the 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. BioStorage Technologies, Inc. is privately held and headquartered in Indianapolis with an additional full-service site near Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit www.biostorage.com

About AMDeC, LLCEstablished in 1997, the Academy for Medical Development & Collaboration, AMDeC, is a consortium of 22 pre-eminent academic biomedical research institutions. In its 13-year history, AMDeC has led the way towards team science, resource-sharing efforts, member services focused on cost savings and technology access, and private sector participation with academia.  AMDeC creates programs and services, such as AMDeC F.I.R.S.T.™, the Vendor Partnership Program, and the Technology Access Program, to facilitate collaboration and efficient use of resources. For more information, visit www.amdec.orgPress Contacts:Michael Clark

William Palumbo   Miller Brooks, Inc.

AMDeC317-873-8100

212-218-5632michael@millerbrooks.com

williamp@amdec.org
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