ISBER Regional Meeting: Quality Biobanking for Precision Research and Medicine

Posted by Bruce McAfee on Nov 1, 2016 11:00:00 AM

ISBER Regional Meeting.pngWe are pleased to announce our participation at the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2016 Regional Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland on November 7-8. This year's theme, Quality Biobanking for Precision Research and Medicine, will focus on overcoming scientific, information technology and policy challenges. This regional event allows for greater opportunity for interactions between attendees and a focus on regional issues.

At Fisher BioServices, we understand that biobanks serve a common goal: to improve understanding of patients, diseases and health; and to deliver the best individualized care. Sample integrity is paramount to achieving that goal. Without confidence in the quality of biosamples, there can be no confidence in the results. Swing by booth #213 to speak with one of our experts about how our biosample management services can protect your precious research.

In addition to our booth, we are also presenting an insightful poster session:

Date: Monday, November 7th
Time: 4:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Salon E

Transition from Service-Oriented to Integrated Biobanking to Better Support Precision Medicine
Presented by Amy Brankin, Fisher BioServices

The role of independent biorepositories hired to support biobanking projects can be that of a vendor, rather than an integrated member of the research team. This segmented approach can be an impediment to achieving high-quality, well-annotated specimens. Controlling pre-analytical variability and enforcing standardization when biobanking occurs at multiple sites can be challenging. In this presentation you will learn how our team implemented an integrated approach to improve efficiency and maintain standardization and specimen quality in large-scale biobanking.

We look forward to sharing our solutions with you and discussing the latest breakthroughs in biobanking.  In the meantime, we recently published an eBook on Controlling Preanalytical Variability in Biospecimen Collections. This is an issue that must be thoroughly addressed in public health research – the possibility that the handling of specimens prior to laboratory testing has skewed results.  To read more, download our eBook below.


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