NEW YORK Feb. 17, 2011 New York
Maria K. Mitchell
BioStorage Technologies will be listed on AMDeC F.I.R.S.T.™, a real-time registry of biomedical research technology and resources accessible to AMDeC Members online. Members will benefit from tiered pricing based on cumulative volume stored by all AMDeC Members, which could amount to savings of 30-55%, by consolidating storage and leveraging the purchasing power of the consortium to benefit hospitals and academic research institutions alike.
The Vendor Partnership Program is one of several efforts spearheaded by AMDeC to increase efficiencies and encourage collaboration in academic medical research, especially crucial in this resource-constrained environment. This is also an important issue for many national organizations, including the NIH’s National Center for Research Resources.(1, 2)
With an emphasis on compliance and quality, BioStorage Technologies manages the complete life cycle of scientific sample assets by providing planning, collection, transportation, protection, retrieval, and disposal services. An important feature of BioStorage Technologies’ services is its web-based tracking and sample management system — ISISS® (Intelligent Specimen Inventory Storage System). This system allows users to monitor sample status and activity, view audit trails and documentation, schedule shipments, and retrieve data on stored samples.
About the Vendor Partnership Program and AMDeC F.I.R.S.T.™
The Vendor Partnership Program enables AMDeC member institutions to access advanced technologies and discounted pricing on a range of products and services. These valuable partnerships, negotiated by AMDeC on behalf of the entire consortium, leverage AMDeC’s collective purchasing power and lead to greater cost efficiencies and economies of scale for all Members. The program also provides early access to the newest biomedical technologies, as well as increased grant competitiveness for Member institutions. Other current Vendor Partners include such companies as Agilent Technologies, NuGEN, and RainDance Technologies.
About AMDeC, LLC
Established in 1997, the Academy for Medical Development & Collaboration, AMDeC, is a consortium of 22 pre-eminent academic biomedical research institutions. In its 13-year history, AMDeC has led the way toward team science, resource-sharing efforts, member services focused on cost savings and technology access, and private sector participation with academia. AMDeC creates programs and services, such as AMDeC F.I.R.S.T.™, the Vendor Partnership Program, and the Technology Access Program, to facilitate collaboration and efficient use of resources.
About BioStorage Technologies, Inc.
Indianapolis Frankfurt, Germany www.biostorage.com
- Bethesda, MD November 15-16, 2010
- University of Massachusetts Medical School Worcester, MA October 27-29, 2010