INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- BioStorage Technologies Inc., a global leader in sample management, cold chain logistics and biomaterial storage for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, will be a lead sponsor and presenter at the 3rd annual Biorepositories Conference, September 27-29, 2010, in Boston.
Managed by the Institute for International Research (IIR), Biorepositories is an annual conference that brings together the industry's top executives, research professionals and experts, to discuss best practices for maintaining sample integrity and optimizing sample inventories. This year's conference will also emphasize the growing interest in personalized medicine and other emerging trends in the biobanking industry, such as biomarker development, translational research and biomedical engineering.
Lori A. Ball, chief operating officer at BioStorage Technologies, is a distinguished member of the conference's advisory board and will team with Cathy Michael, global head of sample management at BioStorage Technologies, for a presentation on achieving maximum efficiency in biorepository operations. The seminar will focus on applying innovative processes within biorepository operations to create value-added benefits to customers.
"Optimizing integrity throughout the entire sample life cycle has taken on extreme scientific and financial importance, as today's advanced therapeutics are highly reliant on properly preserved biological samples to maximize existing and future research initiatives," says Ball.
"BioStorage Technologies is proud to sponsor an event that will bring together key experts and leaders to drive forward the importance of sample management best practices for future research, as well as the biobanking industry as a whole."
Courtney Leonard, Director of IIR's 3rd Annual Biorepositories event, says, "The pharmaceutical biobanking industry is rapidly expanding, as such the 2010 event has evolved to