[Microbiology] Biorepositories: An Automation Frontier

Andy Zaayenga via microbio%40net.bio.net (by andy.zaayenga At nospam.com)
Sun Jan 7 01:51:08 EST 2007

Biorepositories: An Automation Frontier

Dear Colleagues,

LRIG is hosting a special meeting on biorepositories with an emphasis on how
automation may solve problems with expanding collections. The meeting
consists of a technology exhibition and social period followed by
presentations and discussion. It will take place at the Somerset Marriott in
Somerset, NJ from 3:00-9:00 PM on January 11, 2007. Details may be found at

Dr. David Toke, Associate Managing Director of the Rutgers University Cell
and DNA Repository, will share his professional expertise on: 
 * managing large volumes of specimens and data generated from research
 * enabling public and private organizations to share data to enhance the
research process 
 * addressing the short and long term storage and logistics needs of
 * meeting HIPAA and IRB compliance requirements and patient consent

Jim Vaught, Ph.D.; Special Assistant for Biorepository Science, Division of
Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute will speak
about the National Cancer Institute's recent initiatives in biospecimen
research and policy including a discussion of NCI's recently published
biorepository guidelines.

John Williams, Ph.D.; Director, Pfizer Global Research & Development will
present on the automated Pfizer Biofluids BioBank.

Donald L. Coppock, Ph.D.; Assistant Director of the Coriell Cell
Repositories, Coriell Institute for Medical Research will present on the
HapMat Project.

Stephanie Mohr, Ph.D.; Manager, PSI Materials Repository of the Harvard
Institute of Proteomics, Harvard Medical School will discuss Shared
Materials Repositories at the Harvard Institute of Proteomics.

ABgene, Thermo Fisher Scientific * ArcticWhite * Artificial Intelligence In
Medicine (AIM) * Beckman Coulter * Biomatrica * Cerionx * Computype * CyBio
* Genvault * Hamilton Robotics * High Resolution Engineering * Labcyte *
Laboratory Automation & Integration, Thermo Fisher Scientific *
Manufacturing Applications eXperts * Matrical * Matrix Technologies, Thermo
Fisher Scientific * Metropolitan Business Systems, Inc. (MBSI) * Microplate
Instrumentation, Thermo Fisher Scientific * Molecular Devices * Nunc, Thermo
Fisher Scientific * Popper & Sons * Princeton Cryotech * Promega * REMP,
Tecan Group * RTS Thurnall * Specs – USA * TekCel * Upstate|Chemicon|Linco,
Millipore * USA Scientific * velocity11 * 

The Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (LRIG) is a continuously growing
special interest group focused on laboratory automation. Our membership
consists of over 9,000 scientists and engineers. We are a non-profit group.
No dues are collected, and no fees are charged to attend meetings.

Best regards,

Andy Zaayenga
Executive Chair
The Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (LRIG)

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