We are pleased to announce our participation at the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2016 Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany. This year's theme, Breaking Down Walls: Unifying Biobanking Communities to Secure our Sustainability, will focus on different fields of biobanking and how biobanking communities can act in concert to increase sustainability and to secure the future of biobanking. ISBER 2016 is the premier global event in the field of repository and specimen management and we are honored to showcase our services and products in conjunction with our parent company, Thermo Fisher Scientific at Booth #63.
In addition to our booth, we are also hosting an insightful workshop this evening at the event:
Date: Tuesday, April 5th
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Location: Salon 4 & 5 London
Next Level Development in Biomarkers Using High Quality Biobank Samples
Presented by Erik Steinfelder, Biobanking Commercial Leader, Thermo Fisher Scientific
The cornerstone of biomarker research is the discovery of clinical variations in biospecimens, conditions that existed in the patient before sampling and were preserved though the entire biobanking workflow. However, most variations are subtle and difficult to detect, such as the mutation of a single point in DNA. Additional variability introduced at any stage of the process, whether during sample collection, shipping, aliquoting, analysis or long term storage, can throw off precise measurements of biomarker identification or quantification. So how can a biosample move from the patient to the repository without any changes that could affect later biomarker research? It’s a complicated progression that has to be thoughtfully designed, carefully implemented and well documented. During this workshop we will share best practices and expertise on how to preserve integrity at every step of the workflow and present a real example of game changing biomarker development based on high quality biobank samples.