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