Maximizing Biorepositories for Research & Drug Discovery, Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

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In this free webinar, the featured speakers will discuss effective ways to connect biobanks, academia and industry to make human biospecimens available for preclinical and clinical research. Attendees will learn about leveraging the biorepository for more rapid translation to research, publications and drug discovery as well as funding models to support the long-term sustainability of the biobank.

Maximizing utility and sustainability are critical for the long-term success of biorepositories and biobanks.

Genuity Science is bringing together a distinguished panel of experts from academia, research and industry to discuss opportunities and challenges facing biorepositories and biobanks around the world seeking to maximize their resources for research and drug discovery. Whether the repository contains a small collection of samples or is a large-scale national or international repository, biobanking will continue to play a key role in accelerating the discovery and development of new drugs, as these efforts require access to a larger array of biological samples. At the same time, biobanks face a variety of challenges in meeting the different interests and unique needs of their collaborators and partners in order to support a growing number of research studies. Maximizing utility and sustainability are critical for the long-term success of biorepositories and biobanks.

This webinar will explore the enormous innovative potential for biobanks and biorepositories to support translational research using a variety of bio-sample types (tissue samples, tumor cells, DNA, RNA, blood samples) collected from population-based and/or disease-specific groups of individuals.

Join Professor Stephen Sawcer, University of Cambridge, Dept. of Clinical Neurosciences; Samantha Hutten, Staff Scientist, Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Disease Research (MJFF); Gordon R. Bernard, MD, Executive Vice President for Research and Chief Research Officer, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and David Kavanagh, PhD, Director of Clinical Partnerships, Genuity Science in a live webinar on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 10am EST (3pm GMT/UK).

For more information, or to register for this event, visit Maximizing Biorepositories for Research & Drug Discovery.

Xtalks, powered by Honeycomb Worldwide Inc., is a leading provider of educational webinars to the global life science, food and medical device community. Every year, thousands of industry practitioners (from life science, food and medical device companies, private & academic research institutions, healthcare centers, etc.) turn to Xtalks for access to quality content. Xtalks helps Life Science professionals stay current with industry developments, trends and regulations. Xtalks webinars also provide perspectives on key issues from top industry thought leaders and service providers.

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