05-10-2017 08:43 AM CET - Health & Medicine

10 Critical Updates Surrounding Biosample Storage Unveiled at 7th Annual Summit

Press release from: SMi Group
BioBanking 2017
BioBanking 2017
Biobanking 2017 will provide a comprehensive overview of current issues and ongoing considerations in ethics, legislation and biosample management to both new and established stakeholders when it returns to Central London this June for its 7th annual show.

Gathering an audience of regulatory bodies, senior scientists and biobanking experts, the global line-up of speakers will provide updates on:

1. Legislation and ethics such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe; upcoming EU data regulations in sperm banking; and policies governing relationships between biobanks, contributors and users
2. Generating high quality and ethically-compliant human biospecimen samples for high quality research
3. New windows of opportunity in targeted treatment and effective preventative strategies through digital biobanking
4. Setting up and coordinating a multi-site biobank and dealing with large data samples
5. Improving sustainability, tailoring prospective collections for future research and meeting standards for collaboration with industry
6. Fully anonymised 2D bar code sample ID to ease ethical concerns
7. Results from a three generation ongoing cohort study which includes over 165,000 participants
8. Solutions to overcome challenges in mobile biobanking surrounding organising back up, transport and emergency case insurance
9. Informed vs standardised consent
10. Progressive research in poverty related diseases and anticancer drug development

Notable presenters on the agenda include: European Commission, Bayer AG, UK Biobank/ UK Biocentre, Biostor Ireland, European Sperm Bank, LifelinesNL, NIBSC-MHRA, Biotheque Wallonie-Bruxelles (BWB), Biokryo GmbH

Further information including a detailed agenda and full speaker line-up is available at: www.bio-banking-event.com

BioBanking 2017
14th & 15th June, Holiday Inn Kensington Forum, London UK
Sponsored by Liconic UK Ltd, Scientist.com, Thermo Fisher Scientific

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Contact Information:
For media enquiries contact Teri Arri on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6162 / Email: tarri@smi-online.co.uk
For all other enquires contact the team on Tel: +44 (0)20 7827 6000 or email events@smi-online.co.uk

About SMi Group:
Established since 1993, the SMi Group is a global event-production company that specializes in Business-to-Business Conferences, Workshops, Masterclasses and online Communities. We create and deliver events in the Defence, Security, Energy, Utilities, Finance and Pharmaceutical industries. We pride ourselves on having access to the world’s most forward thinking opinion leaders and visionaries, allowing us to bring our communities together to Learn, Engage, Share and Network. More information can be found at www.smi-online.co.uk

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