Event Date/Time: Sep 16, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 17, 2009
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The annual Biobanking 2009 conference is said to be the perfect forum that engages all stakeholders from industry to academia in collaborating to build successful biobanks, as well as share samples, data and research results.

Key themes for The Biobanking 2009 conference:
Industry-Academia Collaborations
Harmonisation of International Biobanking Standards
Regulations and Bioethics
Low Temperature Storage Systems and Automation
Information Management, Access and Sharing
Biospecimen Science and Quality Processes to Support OMICs Research
Sample Collection, Processing and Analysis
Temperature Control Shipping of Samples

New Biobanking 2009 issues to be discussed:
Examining functional biobanking responsibilities further for specific research areas – Epidemiology, Genetics, Proteomics, Genomics, Pharmacogenomics
Assessing the impact of Biobanking – Are stability studies positive and have research conditions been optimised?
Progress on developing and harmonising international standards for biological sample management and data sharing
Best practices in biospecimen collection – Ethics, quality samples, regulatory and legal issues
Focused sessions and dedicated workshops on evaluating sample storage systems for different types of biobanks, including pragmatic implementation issues and combining high/low throughput with sample identification
More input and case studies from academics; biobanking operations and collecting samples from clinical trials and hospitals

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