BioStorage Technologies Integrates Sample Preparation Services into European Operations

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BioStorage Technologies, a global

provider of comprehensive sample management solutions for the bioscience
industry, including storage, cold chain logistics and virtual sample
intelligence, has expanded its European operations to include sample preparation
services.

New services include sample aliquoting, nucleic acid extraction and
verification, as well as PBMC (Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells) processing.
This allows BioStorage Technologies to provide a unique sample renewal and
preparation process that maximizes samples for clinical research and development
activities. Once samples are processed, aliquots of blood and/or DNA products
can be identified for future testing by using BioStorage Technologies’
proprietary tracking and inventory management system, ISISSĀ®. Sample preparation
supports the storage of visible sample assets and enables researchers to
understand the integrity level of samples in storage.

The addition of this new service offering gives BioStorage Technologies the
ability to provide customers with improved control over the quality of nucleic
acid samples that are shipped to central or referral laboratories for
traditional clinical trial laboratory testing services.

“It is essential for researchers to know the quality of their samples prior to
storage in order to preserve its integrity throughout its life-cycle,” said Russ
Hager, Senior Director of Global Biorepository Operations, BioStorage
Technologies. “By offering sample preparation at our European facility, our
customers can be positive their stored samples are truly renewable resources
that may lead to a future discovery of drugs or treatments.”

All sample preparation services will be supported by automated liquid handling
technology to ensure the accuracy and precision needed for high-throughput
testing and screening.

BioStorage Technologies stores and manages research samples from the world’s
largest biopharmaceutical companies and CROs, and as a practitioner of Good
Storage Practices, the company is committed to ensuring sample integrity
throughout the complete sample life-cycle. Utilizing ISISS, the industry’s most
advanced virtual sample management and web-based tracking tool, BioStorage also
provides a complete FDA-compliant audit trail annotated on every sample.

About BioStorage Technologies, Inc.:
BioStorage Technologies, Inc. is the premier, global provider of comprehensive
sample management solutions for the bioscience industry. Offering flexible
onsite, offsite and hybrid sample outsourcing models for the management of
sample assets, BioStorage Technologies manages the complete life-cycle of
samples. With an expert team of global sample consultants, industry-leading
temperature-controlled storage facilities, and state-of-the-art virtual sample
management solutions, the company supports its customers in maximizing
opportunities, minimizing risk and reducing costs. BioStorage Technologies, Inc.
is privately held and headquartered in Indianapolis with an additional
full-service site near Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit
www.biostorage.com or call +1 (866) 697-2675 or +49-6155-898-1011.

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SOURCE BioStorage Technologies, Inc.