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European Biobank Week: Biobanking for health innovation

Posted by Kate Enright on Aug 31, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Biobank.jpgBiobanks serve a common goal: to improve understanding of patients, diseases and health; and to deliver the best individualized care. Sample quality is paramount to achieving that goal. Without confidence in the integrity of biosamples, there can be no confidence in the results.  To support this effort, we are pleased to announce our participation at the upcoming European Biobank Week (EBW) in Vienna, Austria.

In preparation for this year's event, BBMRI-ERIC and ESBB joined forces to organize an event for debate and collaboration on activities related to biobanking and biopreservation of samples and data for research and development. EBW will bring together biobanking experts from all over the world to discuss the future challenges for biobanking, such as biobanking governance, participation of patients and public in biobanking, data protection and management, precision and personalized medicine, quality and integrity of samples, environmental issues, and international collaboration.

From booth #29 we will showcase how Thermo Fisher Scientific's biobanking products and services can protect your precious research. We are also hosting a workshop with our customer, AstraZeneca, regarding how semi-automated biobanking can deliver quality samples in less time:

Date: September 13th
Time: Noon and 2PM
Location:  Suite 2 (first floor)
Title:  Delivering Quality Samples in Less Time
Presenters:  Dave Wilson, European Business Development Manager, Fisher BioServices
                    Kirsten Goldring, Principal Scientist: Human Biological Sample Strategy and Governance, AstraZeneca
The holy grail in the biobanking industry is all about maximizing the value of biospecimens to deliver new therapies. Thus, there's now more pressure than ever on biobanks to deliver samples that are in better condition, with better annotation, and with a more rapid turnaround time. We will hold an open round table discussion to explore how the industry can reach this goal.

We look forward to sharing our solutions with you and discussing the latest breakthroughs in biobanking. In the meantime, check out our eBook Biobank: Should you build or outsource? It presents 10 questions to consider before you decide to build or outsource a biobank project, important components and costs for building and managing a biobanking, and some additional resources.

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