2021 Agenda

Raleigh, NC, 9 - 10 November 2021

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Nov 908:50
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Conference opening remarks

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Opening remarks from Terrapinn
Nov 908:55
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Chair's opening remarks

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Opening remarks from the session chair
Nov 909:00
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Opening keynote address

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Nov 909:20
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Keynote sponsor address

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Nov 909:40
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KEYNOTE PANEL: The laboratory of the future: Smart, connected, revolutionary

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  • How AI, machine learning, and digitization will revolutionize the laboratory
  • Short-term and long-term updates to laboratory automation & workflow
  • How connectivity and collaboration will improve science and learning
  • The impact of real-estate on the laboratory of the future
Nov 910:20
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Morning break - Please join our exhibitors in the exhibition space
Nov 911:00
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PANEL: Can the lab ever be fully automated?

Automation & Workflow
  • Discussing the limitations of achieving full automation
  • Do we need a fully automated lab?
Tuyen Nguyen, Senior Scientist, Lab Automation Specialist, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals
Carleen Klumpp-Thomas, Head Of Automation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Nov 911:00
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PANEL: What did we learn last year – best practice for data and digitization

Data & Digitization
  • Digitizing data across the workflow and lifecycle
  • Controlling the meaning of the data: semantics and ontologies
  • Adapting the tools or adapting lab processes? the pros and cons
  • Short term pain, for long term gain: record keeping and data integrity
  • Tips and tricks to keep the users engaged
Nov 911:00
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PANEL: Functional spaces

Facilities & Real Estate
  • Workspace strategies for efficient and effective laboratories
  • How can lab design support laboratory safety?
  • What are the ways that lab design can be used to create effective laboratories?
Nov 911:00
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PANEL: The future of machine learning in the laboratory

AI & Machine Learning
  • Improvements on procedure efficiency, reproducibility, data collection and analysis
  • Innovations required for increasingly difficult real-world problems
  • Steps towards a fully automated ‘intelligent lab of the future’
Reed Jacob, Computational Biochemist, UPL
Nov 911:40
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PRESENTATION: Title TBA

Automation & Workflow
Dale Thomas, Cofounder, Mytide Therapeutics
Nov 911:40
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Data & Digitization
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Nov 911:40
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Facilities & Real Estate
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Nov 911:40
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AI & Machine Learning
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Nov 912:00
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PRESENTATION: The importance and value of "fit for purpose" enabling chemistry technology in pharmaceutical research

Automation & Workflow
  • Compound library production
  • Fully automated design, make, test systems
  • High throughput experimentation
Nov 912:00
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Data & Digitization
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Nov 912:00
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PRESENTATION: Title TBA

Facilities & Real Estate
Jeff Fill, Senior Director, Diagnostic and Experimental Pathology, Eli Lilly and Company
Nov 912:00
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FIRESIDE CHAT: Technological advances powering collaboration to find treatments for neglected women's diseases

AI & Machine Learning
  • Technological advantages to empower precision medicine
  • Auransa's proprietary computational platform, SMarTR™ Engine
  • Polaris' quantum computing drug design platform, Tachyon
  • Endometriosis as a case study for using state-of-the-art technologies on complex women’s diseases faster drug discovery.
Nov 912:20
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LUNCH BREAK

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Nov 914:00
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Roundtable 1: Thin End of the Wedge: driving adoption of automation from the bottom up

Roundtables
Nov 914:00
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Roundtable 2: Strategies for development and training of lab managers

Roundtables
Nov 914:00
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Roundtable 3: Title TBA

Roundtables
Mikhael Danan, Director, Clinical and R&D Systems, Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Llc
Nov 914:00
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Roundtable 4: How to get your humans to effectively interface with your automation

Roundtables
Nov 915:30
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BREAK

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Afternoon break - Please join our exhibitors in the exhibition space
Nov 916:00
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PANEL: The journey towards Industry 4.0

Automation & Workflow
  • How to assess the readiness for Industry 4.0?
  • How to create core building blocks?
  • Who to partner with internally and externally?
  • Roadmap to achieve Factory of the Future
Nov 916:00
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PANEL: Change management in digitizing the lab

Data & Digitization
  • Current state of digitization in Pharma
  • Digitization of R&D vs Manufacturing environment
  • Impact of pandemic on digitization
  • Does digitization stop / slow post pandemic?
Nov 916:00
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PANEL: How do you prepare for research growth while balancing infrastructure flexibility as well as the capital spend?

Facilities & Real Estate
  • Research growth requires substantial capital investment, specificity with regards to research requirements and time to go from a concept to usable research space.
  • Discussion on how our panelists plan, design and construct to maximize their capital investment, minimize the duration of time to get usable space and do it right the first time
  • Flexibility vs. Adaptability
  • Planning strategies to allow for research change
Nov 916:00
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PANEL: The “Black Box” effect – How can AI/ML provide transparent insights for drug discovery?

AI & Machine Learning
  • Optimizing the probability of outcomes require a transparent and interpretable predictive model
  • Implementing a process to translate from the dry to wet lab
  • The expansive landscape of a platform technology and potential to accelerate drug development processes
Nov 916:40
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Automation & Workflow
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Nov 916:40
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Data & Digitization
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Nov 916:40
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Facilities & Real Estate
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Nov 916:40
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AI & Machine Learning
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Nov 917:00
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PRESENTATION: Eating Elephants: achieving tractability, one step at a time

Automation & Workflow
  • General background and context; original assay and workflow; building support for (automated) assay redevelopment
  • Opportunities for improvement;workflow design;defining scope and requirements
  • Assay automation;labware selection, instrument configuration; validation
  • Key outcomes; take-aways; identifying further room for improvement
Nov 917:00
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PRESENTATION: Title TBA

Data & Digitization
Katherine Bowers, Associate Principal Scientist, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
Nov 917:00
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Presentation title: TBA

Facilities & Real Estate
Niraj Dangoria, Associate Dean of Facilities Planning & Management, Stanford University School of Medicine (USA)
Nov 917:00
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AI & Machine Learning
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Nov 917:20
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CLOSING KEYNOTE PANEL: R&D tech is changing: Why is the lab being left behind?

Keynotes
  • How is digitization disrupting scientific research?
  • What are the impacts of this on the spaces where R&D discoveries are carried out?
  • How does the physical space impact a company’s ability to innovate and remain competitive?
  • Ensuring your technology supports staff and furthers your strategic priorities
Nov 918:00
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End of day one

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Nov 1008:55
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Chair's opening remarks

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Opening remarks from the session chair
Nov 1009:00
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Opening keynote address

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Ryan Sullivan, Associate Director, Learning Analytics, PPD
Nov 1009:20
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PRESENTATION: Title TBA

Keynotes
Jeff Fill, Senior Director, Diagnostic and Experimental Pathology, Eli Lilly and Company
Nov 1009:40
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KEYNOTE PANEL: how COVID-19 has affected working in the remote lab and remote collaboration

Keynotes
  • COVID-19 severely disrupted pharma and medtech R&D
  • Supply and rapid scale up of vitally important medical products
  • Effects on clinical trials with lab disruptions, reduced lab capacity and remote work environments
  • Maintaining employee safety in on-site labs
Nov 1010:20
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BREAK

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Morning break - Please join our exhibitors in the exhibition space
Nov 1011:00
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Nov 1011:00
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PRESENTATION: Business process & digital transformation alignment

Data & Digitization
  • Approach to scale
  • Common challenges
  • Common mistakes
  • Recommendations
Nov 1011:00
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PANEL: What is needed to ensure connectivity between laboratory equipment, to maximize data and optimize results?

Connectivity & Collaboration
  • What infrastructure investments is needed?
  • Pinpointing how interconnectivity can better laboratory operations and reduce human error
  • How can interconnection of components be carried out to improve data collection and reproducibility?
Nov 1011:20
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Automation & Workflow
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Nov 1011:20
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PRESENTATION: Lessons in managing the change associated with digitizing laboratory processes

Data & Digitization
  • Discussion of benefits of electronic data/records
  • Introduction to some of the challenges associated with making the transition away from paper
  • Case study on moving a quality system from paper to electronic
Nov 1011:40
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Automation & Workflow
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Nov 1011:40
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Digital transformation: Evolution or revolution? The continuum of science and technology, and its impacts

Data & Digitization
Differences between what you’re doing, what you’ve done previously and what you can do in the future!Letting the continuum of science and technology help you solve problems.What not to do! Case studies of going too far down the science / tech continuum too fast.What to do! Case studies of being efficient and cost-effective whilst delivering transformations that help the science and the business.
Paul Denny-Gouldson, Principal Consultant, Zifo RnD Solutions
Sujeegar Jeevanandam, Principal Consultant, Zifo RnD Solutions
Nov 1011:40
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PRESENTATION: Unleashing effective scientific collaboration through true digital transformation

Connectivity & Collaboration
  • Why a scalable and compliant infrastructure platform that facilitates universal access to laboratory data is crucial to the digital transformation of scientific laboratories
  • Protect your investment:a universally connected lab where no instrument, software or application is left behind is key for future labs
  • Accelerate science: time in the laboratory can be dramatically reduced through data-driven insight in process design and technology transfer
Nov 1012:00
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PRESENTATION: Title TBA

Automation & Workflow
Andrew Punnoose, Senior Automation Engineer, Gingko Bioworks
Nov 1012:00
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PRESENTATION: How to create really FAIR data

Data & Digitization
  • Transfer data seamlessly from the equipment and instruments to the cloud for rapid data access for all users and systems
  • Unlock and store data in a standard human-readable format to allow unrestricted use of the data
  • Provide analysis and visualization capabilities to enable new use cases and be independent of instrument vendors
·Use data in near real time to transfer data to laboratory systems (LIMS/ELN/LES) and create orders for equipment
Nov 1012:00
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PRESENTATION: Establishment of a secure, collaborative research environment

Connectivity & Collaboration
  • Years of groundwork in place to enable quick platform production early in the pandemic.
  • Operating a collaborative environment with thousands of researchers.
  • Adherence to federal security and privacy guidelines.
Sam Michael, Director, Automation And Compound Management, NIH - NCATS
Nov 1012:20
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PRESENTATION: Leveraging automation, existing platforms, and workflows to achieve increased sustainability

Automation & Workflow
  • Why NCATS didn’t suffer from a pandemic caused consumable shortage.
  • Utilizing modular components to create closed loop processes.
  • Embracing sustainability in day to day laboratory operations.
Carleen Klumpp-Thomas, Head Of Automation, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Nov 1012:20
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PRESENTATION: “The Art of the Possible:” How the Tetra R&D Data Cloud Accelerates Discovery through Innovative Data Apps

Data & Digitization
  • Complexities in scientific workflows slow down innovation, forcing researchers to spend precious time on manual data transcription and wrangling
  • With access to FAIR data in the cloud, researchers can easily build and employ user-friendly data science and visualization tools in new ways to aggregate observations, trending, and analysis of scientific data
  • How researchers in life sciences can tackle today’s data challenges and prepare for tomorrow’s, adopt digitization best-practices to adapt to the digital ecosystem, and build the right data infrastructure to enable advanced data science applications like AI/ML
Nov 1012:20
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Connectivity & Collaboration
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Nov 1012:40
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LUNCH

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Lunch break - Please join the exhibitors in the exhibition space for lunch
Nov 1014:00
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PANEL: Change management and implementation of robotics

Robotics
  • Workplace restructuring due to robotics
  • Implementing and reorganizing robotics
  • Robotic process automation readiness
  • Robotic enabled transformation
Nov 1014:00
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PANEL: LIMS vs. ELN

Data & Digitization
  • Understanding which program for electronic capture allows for best ease-of-use in your laboratory
  • Fixed repetitive tests or free form exploratory testing and development?
  • What is the best for your lab – are they arch enemies or best friends?
Nov 1014:00
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PANEL: Global collaboration in the lab space

Connectivity & Collaboration
John Wickswo, Professor, Vanderbilt University
Nov 1014:40
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Robotics
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Nov 1014:40
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Data & Digitization
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Nov 1014:40
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PRESENTATION: Networking biopharma: Building global connectivity with the Tetra R&D Data Cloud

Connectivity & Collaboration
  • Life sciences organizations are transforming to adapt to the digital ecosystem and replatforming their scientific data to the cloud, fostering a community built on data liquidity
  • Building a network of partners, data integrations, and CRO/CDMOs inspires others to contribute to the benefit of the larger scientific community and further create a culture of collaboration and best practices
Nov 1015:00
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PRESENTATION: Leveraging open source in the advancement of robotics

Robotics
  • Open source tools have created a large community to drive a foundation enabling new robotics capabilities
  • Industry has leveraged these advancements to realize tangible gains in new previously difficult applications
  • There are now numerous resources to enable end users and solution providers to take advantage of these trends
Nov 1015:00
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PRESENTATION: Virtual reality for drug design at UCB

Data & Digitization
  • Virtual Reality (VR) is a mature technology, used for 3D insights and connecting teams across the globe
  • UCB developed an in-house VR platform for drug design with an academic partner
  • We will present key learnings on setting up an industry-academic collaboration and on the introduction of this type of new technology
Nov 1015:00
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Connectivity & Collaboration
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Nov 1015:20
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BREAK

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Afternoon break - Please join our exhibitors in the exhibition space
Nov 1015:50
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CLOSING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Sustainability: From the boardroom to the lab bench

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  • The environmental impact of labs and the life sciences industry
  • My Green Lab’s vision for the future of science
  • How we are building a culture of sustainability in science
  • Pharma and Biotech are setting ambitious climate goals
  • Green lab certification is a tool to convert commitment into action
Stephanie Robinson, Business Development Manager, My Green Lab
Nov 1016:10
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Nov 1016:30
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CLOSING KENOTE PANEL: the future of the green lab

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  • Retrofitting your lab with new amenities and facilities to enhance environmental efficiency
  • Ensuring adaptable spaces whilst maintaining a low carbon footprint
  • New tech and equipment for sustainability purposes
  • Managing mentality around reducing and reusing consumables
  • How to manage excess waste in the laboratory, and clean waste management processes
Sam Michael, Director, Automation And Compound Management, NIH - NCATS
Cindy Shea, Founding Director, Sustainability Office, UNC Chapel Hill
Nov 1017:10
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