Countdown begins to Future Labs Live 

Basel, Switzerland

The countdown for Future Labs Live has begun. The event is set to take place in a week’s time, covering topics across the whole lab ecosystem, from facilities, to training and development, to automation and digital transformation. With over 200 speakers confirmed and 2000 registrations, this is an event you do not want to miss.  

Dates: May 31 – June 2, 2023 

Location: Basel Conference Centre, Switzerland 

Topic highlights

Sustainability

Day one will kick off with a panel of experts discussing how to ensure sustainability practices in your lab, focusing on the people, product, process, and place. The panellists will answer questions such as what are the drivers and barriers to creating a sustainable lab? How can we implement high level sustainability goals at the bench? and is greenwashing avoidable? Speakers include: 

  • Moderator: James Connelly, CEO, My Green Lab 
  • Partha Krishnan, Deputy Director, Health Safety and Environment, Sanofi 
  • Priya Vijayakumar, CEO, WattIQ 
  • Eva Pisa, Vice President, piMed Consulting AG, and Board member, Qiagen & Envetec 
  • John Pavey, Head of Chemical Process Research and Development, UCB 

Following this, six breakout sessions will begin, including a sustainability track. These session will look at identifying the low hanging fruits of sustainability, holistic approaches to sustainability goals, Ecomapping, and much more. 

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Techniques in Drug Discovery

A session from Lonza and the Swiss Data Science Center will set the scene for the track by asking a big question: what level of trust can (and should) we place in AI systems? The sessions are not only from a life science perspective but will tap into DSM-Firmenich’s work by looking at AI applications in the fragrance and flavour industry. Developed in collaboration with Drug Discovery World, Future Labs Live will take a deep dive into the role of AI and machine learning in drug discovery and how it is revolutionising the industry. Drug Discovery World’s Reece Armstrong will chair sessions addressing utilising machine learning for therapeutic applications, biomarker treatment response and MOA identification, and assessing advancement of ML for academia and pharma.  

Exhibitors

The vast exhibition space will host world-leading suppliers and vendors showcasing their solutions that are transforming how the lab works. Here is a flavour of what they have to offer: 

  • Siemens – Smart lab ecosystem, with the flexibility of plug and play infrastructure, increased safety and optimised space usage. 
  • Atinary – Self driving labs and the next-gen of their robotic platform designed and developed together with JAG.
  • Automata – Showcasing LINQ: A lab automation platform comprised of LINQ Bench, a fully automated lab bench, and LINQ Cloud software. 
  • L7 Informatics – An end-to-end transformation engine to help solve the challenges of today and realise the opportunities of tomorrow.  

Start-ups

Over 65 start-ups are confirmed to join the event, set to highlight and explore innovative solutions and products to enhance labs. From eLearning software to train and develop talent in the lab, to smaller flexible pipetting robots to fit all bench sizes, to simulation and modelling designed to accelerate development, reduce costs, and improve the safety of trials, the start-ups will show their innovative solutions that accelerate R&D and contribute to creating the lab of the future. A select number of start-ups will have the opportunity to pitch their innovations and products to an audience and a panel of judges, before a winner is announced. 

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