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EPL Archives Joins Virginia Biotechnology Association


EPL Archives, the first commercial biorepository, has joined VABIO (Virginia Biotechnology Association), a statewide non-profit trade association representing the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia, as a Bioscience Company member.

Sterling, Virginia (PRWEB) February 07, 2012

EPL Archives, announced that it has joined the Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO), the premier statewide non-profit trade association representing the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

EPL Archives joins VABIO as a Bioscience Company member, which includes for-profit biotech, device, medical technology businesses and life science-focused companies. EPL Archives currently serves over 700 global clients engaged in research and development activities, including 80% of the top Fortune 50 pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

"As the first commercial biorepository, founded in April 1978, EPL Archives continues to provide complete biorepository solutions that meet our client's needs throughout the research and commercialization phases of regulated product development" said Sam Busey, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EPL Archives, Inc. "We see our membership in the VABIO community as an opportunity to enhance our collaboration with partners and clients alike."

The Commonwealth of Virginia is home to nearly 300 biotechnology and medical device firms who, like EPL Archives, are expanding the frontiers of modern medicine. VABIO focuses on public policy issues facing the biosciences at the local, state and federal level. VABIO members work to educate policy makers about the industry and its significant impact on Virginia.

"Virginia has a remarkable number of assets in the bioscience sphere," said Mark A. Herzog, executive director of the Virginia Biotechnology Association. EPL Archives is a key partner for hundreds of leading pharmaceutical and life science companies. To have them here in the Commonwealth and as an active member of VABIO is a huge asset to Virginia's bioscience community."

EPL is also a member of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER), corporate sponsor of the Society of Quality Assurance (SQA), and actively participates in events hosted by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), the Society of Toxicology (SOT), the Drug Information Association (DIA) and other bioscience organizations. Serving a global market, EPL Archives currently maintains over 1,000,000 cubic feet of purpose-built, regulatory compliant, secure, and environmentally-controlled storage space.

About EPL Archives:
Founded in 1978 by two well-respected and prominent pathologists in the scientific research industry, Dr. William Busey and Dr. John Ferrell, many consider EPL Archives to be the first commercial repository created as a result of the FDA's Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations. EPL Archives offers full-lifecycle biorepository services and solutions that maximize the quality and extend the life of research materials to improve the lives of people, plants and animals. For more information, visit or call (703) 435-8780.

About VABIO:
The Virginia Biotechnology Association (VABIO) is the statewide trade group that promotes the considerable scientific and economic impact of the life sciences industry in the Commonwealth of Virginia. VABIO is the official state affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). For more information, visit


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