On October 29, Dr. Kate Torchilin, CEO of Novaseek Research, will lead the webinar “Biosample Exchanges – the Past, the Current and the Future – How Do We Make It Work?” Dr. Torchilin will be joined by John Spall from GSK and Dr. Philip Quinlan from University of Nottingham, UK.
This is part of the webinar series organized by Pistoia Alliance, a global, not-for-profit alliance of life science companies, vendors, publishers, and academic groups that work together to lower barriers to innovation in R&D.
Access to biosamples remains one of the main bottlenecks in pharma R&D. Researchers need access to the right biosamples from the right patient and the right time. Millions of dollars have been invested both in creating biosample repositories as well as the collection infrastructures, by government, academia and industry; millions in budget approvals continue to be requested each year for acquiring biosamples for research. Thousands of biobanks and sample collections have been created within various for-profit and non-for-profit entities. This panel of experts will discuss approaches that can be pursued to increase transparency of information and streamlined approaches to acquiring biosamples.