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BioStorage Technologies, RUCDR Infinite Biologics Sign Sample Processing Deal With Chinese Biobank

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – BioStorage Technologies announced today that it and partner RUCDR Infinite Biologics at Rutgers University have signed a deal to provide sample bioprocessing services to a biobank run by China's Shanghai Outdo Biotechnology (SOBC).

BioStorage and RUCDR Infinite Biologics have been working together since 2012, when they launched the BioProcessing Solutions Alliance to provide advanced sample bioprocessing and biobanking services. The Outdo Biobank is China's largest characterized tissue bank with more than 200,000 samples, BioStorage said. 

Under the terms of the deal, the biobank will provide lab services to researchers, academic institutions, pharmaceutical firms, and contract research organizations worldwide. Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

"Through our collaboration with SOBC, we now have the ability to extend our global solutions, standards, and technology platforms to samples undergoing bioprocessing at SOBC," BioStorage Vice President Martin Long said in a statement. "SOBC is the gold standard for biobanks in China and share our dedication for optimal quality and service, as such we anticipate the alliance will bring long-term success and continued growth for all sides." 

The deal with SOBC follows an agreement BioStorage signed in 2013 to provide biorepository expertise, technology, and services to the China National Genebank.