BioStorage Technologies Leads ‘Rescue Mission’ after Sandy
Indy Biologistics Company Leads ‘Rescue Mission’ After Sandy
The images of destruction left behind by Hurricane Sandy are hard to forget; less visible to most, but top of mind for scientists, were thousands of delicate refrigerated and frozen biological samples-the fruits of decades of research-at risk of being destroyed when Manhattan lost power. However, a science-minded businessman far away in Indianapolis knew his biologistics company was one of only a few capable of rescuing the samples-materials like blood, tumor tissue and infectious disease agents critical to research. And so, BioStorage Technologies Chief Executive Officer Gregory Swanberg ordered the company’s mobile biorepository-a “souped up” semi-truck-to New York City, and what unfolded was a rescue mission in the name of science.