Pacific BioStorage Announces an Exciting New First for The Life Sciences Industry in Southern California
2012-06-22 · By Editor
Pacific BioStorage’s new cGMP compliant biorepository
Our new facility couldn’t be more conveniently located – it’s just five minutes away from LAX, and a stone’s throw away from Interstate Freeways 405, 105 and 5.
Pacific BioStorage announced today that its brand new Los Angeles biorepository is now fully operational.
Pacific BioStorage — a Division of Pacific Bio-Material Management, Inc. (PBMMI) — also owns and operates repositories in Fresno, CA, and New York, NY. With the addition of its Los Angeles facility, the company is now even better suited to serve Southern California with an expanded bi-coastal and regional presence. “Our Greater Los Angeles Area clients are particularly enthusiastic with the news,” said Michael Lebbin, PBMMI’s CEO. “Our new facility’s location couldn’t be more convenient – it’s just five minutes away from LAX International Airport, and a stone’s throw away from Interstate Freeways 405, 105 and 5, as well as from other major thoroughfares connecting the state and the country.”
The new facility adheres to the same rigorous safety and quality standards as the other PBMMI biorepositories. “It offers cGMP compliant storage at any temperature, and 21CFR Part 11 compliant monitoring,” added Mr. Lebbin. “Clients have anytime access to their materials; and rely on our many other services such as material management, routine equipment maintenance, freezer validation, inventory control and 24/7 monitoring.”
THE GREEN ADVANTAGE
Due to its close proximity to the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Biostorage’s new facility enjoys cool weather most of the year. “This represents yet another plus for our clients and the community as a whole,” explained Mr. Lebbin. “We’ve designed and implemented a reliable, eco-friendly air ventilation system that leverages the cool coastal weather to significantly reduce the facility’s carbon footprint.” For Pacific BioStorage, being green goes hand in hand with utmost security and reliability. “All our facilities feature redundant systems,” added Mr. Lebbin. “From environmental control and security, to back-up freezers, emergency power generators, and back-up LN2 and air conditioning systems.”
Another advantage to having a repository in Los Angeles has to do with its proximity to the company’s own corporate and operational headquarters. PBMMI is vertically integrated, so local clients can profit from a whole range of value-added services, including: laboratory and freezer transport, same-day pick up and delivery, emergency services, backup equipment, and equipment servicing.
“Southern California is a major Life Sciences hub, and we’ve been serving this industry successfully for over a decade,” Mr. Lebbin pointed out. “Now with our new L.A. biorepository added to the mix, we are in a still better position to meet our customers’ most critical biomaterial storage and transportation requirements.”
Founded in 2000 to assist the Life Sciences industry, Pacific Bio-Material Management, Inc. (PBMMI) is based in Southern California and provides frozen biomaterial storage and transportation services. A Division of PBMMI, Pacific BioStorage has repositories in New York, NY, Fresno, CA, and Los Angeles, CA. Biomaterial, freezer and laboratory transport services are provided by Pacific Scientific Transport, a Division of PBMMI. Laboratory supplies and equipment, and equipment service are provided by Pacific Science, a Division of Air Liquide Healthcare America.