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Ethics and Research in Biobanking and Effective Ways to Set Up a Biobank to Be Discussed at SMi Group Biobanking Event

Post-conference workshops to take place Wednesday 25th June 2014 13th March 2014: Two exclusive workshops have been confirmed to tackle the recent industry developments and changes in the data protection laws for SMi Group's 4th annual biobanking

Post-conference workshops to take place Wednesday 25th June 2014

13th March 2014: Two exclusive workshops have been confirmed to tackle the recent industry developments and changes in the data protection laws for SMi Group's 4th annual biobanking event.


Workshop A - Ethics and Research in Biobanking -hosted by Dr Ann Cooreman, COO of Tissue Solutions, will give delegates a comprehensive overview of ethics and research with biological samples in the UK.

Attendees can expect to:

• Find out more about ethics

• Gain an understanding about the ethical principles underlying governance in the UK and why they are so important

• Understand more about the legal and regulatory requirements in the UK for using human biomaterials in research

Workshop B - Biobanking - Start Small and Grow, hosted by Neil Benn, Managing Director of Ziath, will run through the basic measures needed to setup a biobank taking into account handling samples in an efficient and secure manner, and detailing the potential paths of upgrading as the number of samples and complexity of the processing of these samples grows.

Attendees can expect to get help and advice on:

• Setting up a new Biobank

• Managing samples on a budget

• Understand new technologies

• Make efficiencies in their existing biobanks

Aimed at helping companies explore the value of their samples and enhance sample quality, the highly-topical event agenda also features 19 top-level speakers.

Full event information can be found at www.bio-banking-event.com or early-bird places can be booked from John Collins on +44 (0) 20 7827 6734.

Notes to editor

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event, please contact Alia Malick on +44(0) 20 7827


Categories: Pharmaceuticals and Biotech

Tags: Biobanking, Pharmaceutical, Sample quality


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