ISBER Annual Meeting: Evidence Based Biobanking

Posted by Eric Gold on May 15, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Fisher BioServices is honored to participate in the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2014 Annual Meeting next week (May 20-24, 2014) at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. The theme this year, “Fact not Fantasy: Evidence-Based Biobanking,” will open up a forum for a large variety of topics regarding the optimal operation of biorepositories and prove valuable to anyone, whether biorepository manager or scientISBER_biobank_infoposter_promotionists who depend on biospecimens. Each of the many discussions and workshops will concentrate on a different aspect of biobanking and best practices to ensure that material is being stored with an evidence-based protocol.

This year, our featured global biobanking experts, will be participating to aid in our collaborative goal to provide answers to biobanking challenges that can be found at each stage of the workflow. We will be facilitating a workshop on Tuesday at 1:30 PM, “Towards Successful Collaborative Translational Research through Biobanking: Considerations for Managing Sample Temperature and Pre-analytical Variability.” The more technology develops and advances with time, the greater our capacity for research and discovery. Accordingly, it becomes more important to maintain a large array of varied and high quality biospecimens for research—whether epidemiological or clinical—and biobanking is critical to that end.

During the workshop, Erik Steinfelder, Biobanking Commercial Leader and Alex Esmon, Product Manager, will be leading a discussion on the importance of biobanks to research, and how the continual development of new technology and techniques progressively enable biobanks to serve as a tool for collaborative drug discovery, personalized medicine, and public health. Accelerating translational research increasingly means collaborating with biorepositories, and the way that samples are managed, not just in storage, but also in collection, processing, retrieval from storage, and shipping, can greatly impact the specimen's viability. Steinfelder and Esmon will discuss the role of biobanks in translational research as well as the various temperature considerations to take for various materials, based on the actual end use of the sample.

We look forward to seeing you at the ISBER 2014 Annual Meeting next week in Orlando, Florida. If you cannot attend our workshop, please visit our booth at #405, #407, and #409. Each person who stops by our booth will get a free Biobank Storage Temperature InfoPoster, while supplies last, so make sure to stop by and say hello!

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