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Leaders in Biobanking Congress



Today, biospecimen collections are used by multiple research groups for varying research aims, from basic research through clinical trials. A well- managed biobank is a critical prerequisite for high-quality biological research. The proper collection, processing, storage and tracking of biospecimens are critical components allowing researchers to better link molecular and clinical information. Thus, by necessity, biobanking is both a science and a business. Cambridge Healthtech Institute’s Seventh International Leaders in Biobanking Congress: Maximizing Your Investment in Biospecimens addresses both the business and science of biobanking, bringing together biomedical and biopharmaceutical researchers, regulators, biorepository managers and practitioners to investigate the best strategies for effective use of biospecimens within today’s cutting-edge biomedical research.

BIOSPECIMEN SCIENCE: 

Preparing the Biospecimen 

Using the Biospecimen 

Leveraging the Biospecimen 

Collection

Extraction of biomolecules

Biomarkers of health and disease

Processing

Measuring quality

Translation from laboratory to clinic

Isolation

Fit-for-purpose

Diagnostic tools

Storage

Biomarker validation

Targets for drug discovery

Purification

Assay development

Tests for drug development

Preservation

Assay validation

Clinical trials

Case studies

Case studies

Case studies


BIOBANKING BUSINESS: 

Resource Management 

Data Management 

Regulatory Management 

Scheduling and procurement

Informatics tools

Chain of custody

Collection and annotation

Inventory control

Informed consent

Specimen processing

Tracking and shipping

Compliance

Biopreservation protocols

Databases

International harmony

Storage and backup

Infrastructure and hardware

HIPAA/CLIA/CAP

Requisition and withdrawal

Free-text to structured data

Hazardous specimens

Shipping and distribution

Data integration

Custodianship and long-term storage

Those encouraged to submit a title and summary of their experiences for consideration of presentation include:

  • Molecular researchers utilizing biospecimens for their research
  • Biobankers providing biospecimens; developing biopreservation technologies, standards and protocols; and managing resources while navigating regulatory compliance
  • IT professionals storing, analyzing and utilizing data

To submit a proposal for consideration, please click here.
Deadline for priority consideration is December 26, 2014. 

All proposals are subject to review by the Scientific Advisory Committee to ensure the overall quality of the conference program. Please note that due to limited speaking slots, preference is given to abstracts from those within pharmaceutical and biomedical companies, regulators and those from academic research centers. Additionally, as per CHI policy, a select number of vendors/consultants who provide products and services will be offered opportunities for podium presentation slots based on a variety of Corporate Sponsorships. 

For more details on the conference, please contact:
Mary Ann Brown
Executive Director, Conferences
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: (+1) 781-972-5497
Email: mabrown@healthtech.com 

For sponsorship and exhibit sales information, contact:
Carolyn Benton
Business Development Manager
Cambridge Healthtech Institute
Phone: (+1) 781-972-5412
Email: cbenton@healthtech.com 



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