Kristen Nailor (Genentech), Chair
The Sample Management SIG provides a forum for discussing sample library management issues in the modern drug discovery HTS laboratory. Sample libraries include discrete compounds, mixtures, natural products and biological samples such as tissues slices, cells, DNA, RNAi, antibodies to name just a few. With so many new types of samples needing to be stored for distribution, archiving and inventory management this forum is critical for the sample management community to come together to discuss the current and future critical topics and issues facing the industry. Topics of critical importance include sample collection (size, content and storage), Materials management (storage container compatibility, size and strength) instrumentation/automation (liquid handling, storage devices, cherry picking, compound identification LC/MS, solubility measurement) inventory software, labware leachables and database design.