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Sample Integrity You Can Bank On: ISBER 2017 Annual Meeting

Posted by Grace Robinson on May 3, 2017 10:02:47 AM

ISBER2017.jpgWe are pleased to announce our participation at the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) 2017 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This year's theme, Due North: Aligning Biobanking Practice with Evolving Evidence and Innovation. ISBER 2017 is the premier global event in the field of biorepository and specimen management and we are honored to showcase our services and products in conjunction with our parent company, Thermo Fisher Scientific at Booth #215.

In addition to our booth, we are also hosting an insightful workshop this evening at the event:

Date: Friday, May 12th
Time: 8:00 - 9:00 am
Location: Pier 2 & 3

Use of Mobile Technology to Enhance Biospecimen Quality and Biobank Efficiency
Presenters: James V. Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., City of Hope and Amy Hendricks, MSPH, Fisher BioServices

Population-based biobanking is an essential aspect of biomedical research. When biobank samples are collected outside of clinical or research facilities, chances for variation in sample collection, handling, and shipping increase. Any lack of standardization before, during, or after collections can generate unwanted pre-analytical variability that hurts future use of biospecimens. Through the California Teachers Study, Fisher BioServices and City of Hope have implemented a comprehensive approach to improve efficiency and maintain standardization and biospecimen quality in large-scale biobanking. In this workshop we’ll share how collaboration and utilization of integrated mobile technology has essentially eliminated pre-analytical variability in the biobanked samples.

Interested in attending?  Please use the link below to register for our workshop. We hope to see you there!

Register for Workshop