About the Lab Tour

Welcome Reception and Onsite Tour: Intermountain Healthcare Biorepository
(Limited to 50 participants)
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Participants will have the opportunity to tour Intermountain Healthcare’s new Biorepository facility, highlighting ongoing modernization efforts in sample de-identification, data integration, and digital pathology. This research sample archive represents a historical snapshot of numerous disease areas, with samples uniquely linked to decades of clinical outcome data. It is estimated that the Intermountain Biorepository currently holds some 5 million paraffin embedded tissue samples and more than 10 million pathology slides.

The open office area encourages communication between internal teams for research synergy. Increased staffing has expertise in research design, histology, molecular pathology, lab medicine, genomics and software. We are in the process of barcoding millions of samples for easier inventory management and to safeguard patient information. Capability in digital scanning and cloud storage of slide images for digital pathology review is underway. We also house a growing collection of freezer-based blood and DNA storage for one of the nation’s largest-scale population studies focused on new discoveries of genetics and disease.

The research discoveries made possible through the Intermountain Biorepository have the potential to change healthcare as we know it – bringing precision medicine and individualized patient care closer to reality for all of us.

5:00 - 5:30 Shuttle Bus from Conference Hotel (Sheraton) to Welcome Reception and Biorepository Tour

Tour participants will be dropped off at 824 Fine Dr, Suite 400.

Dress code: Business casual.

5:30 - 6:00 Welcome and Introduction to the facility

6:00 - 6:30 Facility Tour

6:30 - 7:00 Networking, Refreshments and Closing Remarks

7:00 Shuttle Bus back to Conference Hotel (Sheraton)

Tour participants will be picked up at 824 Fine Dr, Suite 400.