NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AMDeC, LLC announced today the expansion of its Vendor Partnership Program to include services offered by BioStorage Technologies, Inc., a global leader in scientific asset management, biomaterial storage, and cold chain logistics. This partnership will create substantial savings for AMDeC Members through preferred pricing on biomaterial storage and relocation services offered by BioStorage Technologies. AMDeC is a consortium of 22 pre-eminent academic medical research institutions in the New York region.
"Biomaterial storage is a costly, yet essential, part of medical research and medical care, with institutions devoting large amounts of real estate, energy resources, and staff to maintain samples," said Maria K. Mitchell, Ph.D., President of AMDeC. "By offering our Members discounted access to services provided by BioStorage, AMDeC is helping to significantly reduce monthly expenditures and investments in capital equipment and facilities that can rapidly escalate operating costs."
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
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