BioStorage® Technologies GMBH, EU Subsidiary of Brooks Life Science Systems, Awarded CIR (Credit d´Impôt Recherche) R&D Tax Credit Status

CHELMSFORD, Massachusetts, Sept. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- BioStorage(®) Technologies GMBH, the EU Biobanking and Sample Bioprocessing Services subsidiary of Brooks Life Science Systems, announced it has been awarded CIR (Credit d´Impôt Recherche) Research Tax Credit service provider status by the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR), for the three-year period 2017 through 2019.

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The CIR allows eligible research-based companies, who are subject to corporate tax in France, the opportunity to claim tax relief on 30 percent of all R&D expenses generated from services outsourced to Brooks' BioStorage GMBH in Germany. The biobanking facility is located in Griesheim Germany and the bioprocessing laboratories are located in Pfungstadt Germany, both of which are near Frankfurt.

"We are thrilled to have been approved as a service provider for the Research Tax Credit from the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research. It will further strengthen our relationships with our clients in France who require best-in-class sample preparation and management services to support their R&D," said Martin Long, Vice President and General Manager at Brooks Life Science Systems.

As a practitioner of Good Storage Practices, BioStorage's state-of-the-art biobanking facilities in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific are dedicated to the preparation, storage and cold-chain transport of human biological samples for a wide variety of customers, including academic centers, disease focused research organizations, tissue banks, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

BioStorage biobanking facilities are ISO 9001:2015 certified, maintain US FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant technology systems, and adhere to local government regulations, GxP compliance. In Germany, they also meet standards as a certified Bekannter Versender by the LBA- German Federal Aviation Authority, and meet the requirements for the U.S. Department of Transportation and International Air Transport Association guidelines.

For more information, visit www.brooks.com/lifescience [http://www.brooks.com/lifescience].

About Brooks Life Science Systems Brooks Life Science Systems, a division of Brooks Automation, is the leading worldwide provider of innovative and comprehensive sample lifecycle management solutions for the bioscience industry. These solutions include our automated storage systems, sample consumables and instruments, cell cryopreservation storage products, onsite and offsite temperature-controlled storage models, global sample preparation and analytical lab services and innovative informatics systems and technology services. Our team of sample management experts, deliver high quality, flexible sample management products, services and technology solutions that support hundreds of bioscience customers around the world, including the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies. Our industry-leading sample management solutions enable our customers to unlock sample intelligence and advance scientific research to deliver healthier and brighter tomorrows to individuals around the world.

Press Contact: Michael Clark Miller Brooks, Inc. +1 317-873-8100 michael@millerbrooks.com [mailto:michael@millerbrooks.com]

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