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Robert Hewitt

Expertise: Hospital-based biobanking, biobank sustainability, strategic planning, industry access to biosamples, pharma-academia collaboration

Introduction: Robert is a biobanking specialist with experience of industry-academia partnerships, cancer research, biobank association leadership (ISBER & ESBB), and journal editorship.

He was formally the President of ISBER (2008-2009), European Editor of Biopreservation & Biobanking, Co-founder and Executive Officer of ESBB.

Robert is also the director of a company called Biosample Management Ltd which includes a team of biobanking experts based in Asia, Europe and North America. Together they provide a comprehensive, global consulting service to clients in both industry and academia.

Serving Areas: Worldwide


Phone: +44 797 1170 184


Heidi Wagner

Expertise: Bioregulatory policies, best practices and outcomes, biobanking vis-à-vis translational research, standardized sample management, risk assessment, quality assurance and quality control, waste management, biobanking protocol design, accreditation by regulatory agencies and hiring of clinical and research professionals.

Introduction: Heidi Wagner, PA (ASCP) is the founder and principle consultant of MedPath Consult LLC., a biobanking and surgical pathology consulting services company, located in Houston, Texas. Heidi brings over a decade of international experience in biobanking and anatomic pathology. Her expertise includes strategic planning and execution of biobanking and surgical pathology operations in large complex hospital systems. Heidi’s experience in both biobanking and pathology operations allows her to uniquely offer to her clients a unified and inter-operable perspective.

Professional Membership:

Member of ISBER (International Society of Biological and Environmental Repositories

• Education Committee

• Public Education Task Force

Member of American Society of Clinical Pathology

Member of American Association of Pathologists’ Assistants

Serving Areas: Worldwide


Phone: +001 7165603557


Ratneswary Esa Sutharsan

Expertise: Cell Banking, Implementing Biobanking Best Practices, Quality Management, Strategic Planning

Introduction: A biomedical researcher with 15 years experience in human biobanking, specialising in cell banking, implementing biobanking best practices, quality management systems, strategic planning, project management, efficient operational management in resource-constrained settings and improving research efficacy.

Serving Areas: Worldwide


Phone: +61 437738057


Elena Salvaterra

Expertise: Regulatory, Marketing/Sales, IT

Introduction:Elena Salvaterra is a JD, PhD (Biolaw) with a biomedical/biotechnical background focused on biospecimen research.

She worked as researcher and project manager in university hospitals and clinical research organizations since 2005 to 2014 by coordinating national and international projects related to human adult and pediatric biobank based research.

Since 2014 she moved to the healthcare industry (multinational, medium size companies, start up, spin off) working as consultant/manager/specialist in cryobiology and life sciences field.

She gained a deep experience in marketing, business development, sales across equipment, IT sector as well as services related field.

Due to her experience in biobanking Dr. Salvaterra is an internationally recognised expert in biospecimen sciences.

She is author of several publications in biobanking area and invited speaker at international conferences on biobanks.

Elena is also a sales and account manager at LabSystems Italia.

Serving Areas: Worldwide


Nicolas Morzol

Expertise: Regulation, Partnerships, Networking, Communication, IT

Introduction: With more than 14 years of experience in French Biobanks (CHU Grenoble, INSERM Paris, CHU Montpellier, CHU Nîmes, cancer center of Montpellier), in the implementation of network of BioBanks and partnerships, I propose my skills in multiple field of biobanks (regulation, partnerships, networking, communication, IT ...)

Serving Areas: Worldwide


Phone: +33 618680148