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Biobankers Express Concern Over Sample Waste, 3rd Annual Biobanking Conference, 24-25 June 2013, London

In a first-of-its kind national survey published earlier this year by Genome Medicine, nearly 70% of the 456 US biobankers questioned, are worried that are being underused. Nature Medicine

With this in mind it is now more important than ever to build sustainable biobanks having improved access and longer bio-specimen lifecycles. In addition to the concerns of retention, Biobanks are under constant pressure to meet quality standards and international regulations.

Following on from the growing need to educate biobanks on management strategies, ethics and innovation; have confirmed that , Director at Areteva, will be providing a unique insight into Strategic Tissue Repository Alliances Through Unified Methods (STRATUM) at the 3rd annual Biobanking conference this June in .

Topics covered will include:

  • Biobanking Polices
  • Technical standards
  • Sample Life Cycle Management

Julie will also be leading a panel discussion on biobanking cost effectiveness for affiliated attendees to share ideas on streamlining.

Joining Areteva at the event will be , Chernobyl Tissue Bank, Bayer, Novartis and UCL Biobank.

SMi’s first two instalments in the Biobanking series received positive reviews from within the industry. Attendee feedback included Merck “Stimulated, good discussions and provided good feedback on questions” Roche “Entertaining and informative” and GSK ”Detailed and specific”

For further information on the event contact John Collin at +44 (0)20 7827 6734 or email [email protected]