INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioStorage Technologies, a global provider of comprehensive sample management solutions for the bioscience industry, today announced that the company's U.S. biorepository facility has received accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Biorepository Accreditation Program.
The first of its kind, the CAP biorepository accreditation program is a three-year, peer-based accreditation developed to drive the adoption of standards through consistent application of best practices and evidence-based standards. Launched in 2012, the program is designed to further strengthen the quality of patient care and ensure consistent, verifiable quality of biospecimens and biorepositories lacking in the current environment.
"Receiving this accreditation only underscores BioStorage Technologies' foundational commitment to quality sample preservation that meets or exceeds industry standards," said Gregory Swanberg, CEO, BioStorage Technologies. "Properly preserved samples are critical scientific assets that hold the key to accelerating the development of targeted, personalized diagnostics and therapies that will improve patient healthcare worldwide."
As a practitioner of Good Storage Practices, BioStorage Technologies' state-of-the-art biorepository facilities in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific are dedicated to the preparation, storage and cold-chain transport of human biological samples for a wide variety of customers, including academic centers, contract research organizations, donor organizations, tissue banks and biotechnology companies.
All of BioStorage Technologies' facilities maintain US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant technology systems and adhere to local government regulations, GxP compliance as well as U.S. Department of Transportation and International Air Transport Association guidelines.
For more information about BioStorage Technologies, visit www.biostorage.com.
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 research 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 and bioprocessing 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 and a wholly-owned division in Singapore. For more information, visit www.biostorage.com or call +1 866 697 2675 for North America, +49 6155 898 1011 for Europe or +65 31576199 for Asia.
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