Equipment and Services
S-Lab Conferences are a prime spot for vendors to highlight their latest equipment, and especially that which combines improved science quality and technical performance with minimised energy and environmental impacts. Five customer education-focused sessions are based on products or services that that have been shortlisted for the Best New/Improved Product and Laboratory Effectiveness Categories:
ReThinking Isolation: How Strategic Process Choices Can Optimise Energy, Quality, Speed and Reliability.
Secrets of pH Measurement: Effective Calibration, Care and Maintenance of Equipment, and New Technical Options.
Cryogenic Storage Best Practices: Sample Quality Solutions for Traceability, Security and Auditability.
Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult’s Technical Staff Use Web Design Planner to Optimise Facility Layouts and Design Their Manufacturing Centre.
Improving Sample Quality and Tracking.
Another Conference theme is laboratory informatics with sessions on:
Configuring Your LIMS Your Way: Novel Techniques to Match Laboratory Management Systems with the Way You Work.
The Paperless Laboratory is Here - Science and Efficiency Benefits of Electronic Laboratory Notebook and Laboratory Information Management Systems.
Drowning in Data - Lessons from Big Pharma in How to Take Control of Science Information.
Other equipment- and service-related sessions include:
Equipment Innovation: New Products with Resource Efficiency and Other Benefits.
Contamination Control: from Lab to GMP.
Breath Easy: How to Reduce the Risks Associated with the Use of Gas in Your Facility.
Is Your Cleanroom Air Really as Clean as it Should Be?
Heating, Stirring and Temperature Controlled Laboratory Experiments: Key Issues in Balancing Cost, Performance, Safety and Sustainability.
7. Technical Support and Core Facilities
As ever technical staff are at the heart of the Conference. In addition to the many case studies described in the Life Science/Medicine and Chemistry, Engineering and Physical Science sections, and sessions on lab operation described in the Equipment and Services, Energy and Environmental Improvement, and Value for Money sections two sessions focus on careers and skills:
Future Skills: The Challenges for Science and Innovation.
Technical Resources in Universities and Science Parks - A Toolkit to Map Needs and Skills, Build Capacity and Support Career Development. (Final outputs of the HEFCE-funded Technical Development and Modernisation project).