Biobanking Modernization & Sustainability


Title: Biobanking Modernization & Sustainability

Presenter: Wilfredo Marin, M.S., Senior Product Application Specialist for Thermo Fisher Scientific


Mitigate Risk in Biobanking Through Sustainable Modernization

A recent survey from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) identified operational disruptions, COVID sample handling, and infrastructure support as the top three challenges to biobanks during the pandemic. The past year has truly challenged everything we understood about effective risk management of high-quality biological specimens. Facilities relied heavily on standardized protocols to provide proven and successful directives. But what happens when there is no standard procedure for a sudden closure, inability to physically access a facility, or fewer and inexperienced personnel? By modernizing sample collection workflows to meet best practices and assessing equipment to improve processing efficiency, you can mitigate the risk that otherwise impedes collaborative research progress.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will help you:

  • Improve operational resilience
  • Understand best practices and why they’re important
  • Select standards, including Continuity of Quality Management Plan and ISO 20387 and CAP certification
  • Develop training and equipment modernization programs that sustain and scale
  • Build confidence in collaboration and share high-quality samples to develop partnerships

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Wilfredo Marin, M.S., Senior Product Application Specialist for Thermo Fisher Scientific

As a product applications specialist, Wilfredo Marin provides biobanking and cryopreservation expertise to colleagues and customers globally. While earning a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, he spent 15 years in academic research laboratories directing various molecular biology, gene-editing, and sequencing projects. Drawing from his experience performing CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in animal models, sorting pediatric cancer stem cells, and managing a rare-disease biobank, he has created innovative workflow solutions that utilize high-quality biospecimens at the highest levels of investigation. He’s authored several publications and plans to continue sharing his love of science through various social media connections.