MAY 05, 2017 12:50 PM PDT
Biorepository at a Glance
WRITTEN BY: Karen Sorenson
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Biobanking and biorepositories offer a unique level of storage opportunities for biological samples for use in research. Much of the genetic research being done, along with drug discovery and drug development, identify biobanking as the key to current and future research. Proper handling, storage and security is vital when it comes to the integrity of these samples.

The team at ATCC shared their infographic on the work they do in biorepositories. With nearly 100 years of experience focused solely on biomaterial services & management, they have the expertise to store & distribute biological materials worldwide. Managing more than 23 million samples, they know what it takes when handling long-term storage of small or large scale biomaterials or specimens. Everything from managing proper room temperature, using state-of-the-art equipment and cutting-edge housing facilities, ATCC offers an inventory management system to assure biomaterials are properly accounted for at all times.

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
  • I am an award-winning public relations professional with seven years of experience, multiple individual awards and numerous top-tier articles and product awards to my credit. I have managed a variety of press outreach projects, reported quarterly media activity and mentored junior or newer employees. I secured critical media placements, including print and online in Cosmopolitan Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and the Los Angeles Business Journal; while achieving and maintaining close working relationships with top tech reporters. I successfully balance managing media campaigns, contributing to an award-winning company newsletter, press tour travel and serving as the official spokesperson for conferences and user group presentations. As part of the award-winning editorial team of iolo insider, the monthly internal company newsletter, I won PRSA-LA PRism Awards in 2010 and 2011, as well as Holmes Report's SABRE Awards and PR News' Platinum PR Awards in 2011. Fluent in English and Lithuanian, I hold a BA in Communications with an emphasis in PR from Brigham Young University. I currently work at LabRoots managing digital content and PR activities.

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