Owen Fraser | Co-Founder and CEO
Gobiosis International (Pty) Ltd

Owen Fraser, Co-Founder and CEO, Gobiosis International (Pty) Ltd

Dr. Owen Fraser is the Co-Founder and CEO of Gobiosis International (Pty) Ltd, a pioneering laboratory technology company headquartered in South Africa. With a background in Biological Sciences, Dr. Fraser has over 35 years of invaluable experience in laboratory design, operation, and management, with expertise that extends beyond conventional boundaries, encompassing a deep understanding of the factors important to achieving high standards, performance, and analytical excellence in laboratory operations.
As the Co-Founder and CEO of Gobiosis International, Dr. Fraser is at the helm of a company committed to revolutionizing laboratory technologies and delivering cutting-edge solutions to address the evolving needs of modern laboratories.


Day 1 (26th June) @ 12:00

Next generation laboratory infrastructure-overcoming the challenges

This presentation delves into the transformative landscape of next-generation laboratory infrastructure, addressing the pivotal challenges faced by modern laboratories and elucidating the myriad benefits of emerging designs and technologies. Central to this discourse is the enhancement of safety, comfort, flexibility, efficiency, sustainability, and resilience within lab environments, each a cornerstone in the evolution of laboratory operations.

We will explore how innovative designs and advanced technologies contribute to heightened safety, significantly reducing the risk of accidents, thereby ensuring the well-being of laboratory personnel. The aspect of comfort is emphasized through ergonomic design and ambient improvements, which are shown to boost productivity and mental well-being of the staff. Flexibility is another key theme, as adaptable spaces and modular equipment cater to the dynamic nature of scientific research, enabling laboratories to rapidly pivot in response to changing research needs or technological advancements. 

The presentation will highlight how these next-generation laboratories achieve greater efficiency through the integration of automated systems and cutting-edge instruments, facilitating accelerated and more precise experimental workflows. In terms of sustainability, we will discuss the incorporation of green technologies and practices, reducing the environmental footprint of laboratories while also curbing operational costs. Resilience, especially in the face of natural disasters, technological disruptions, and public health emergencies, is addressed through robust design and contingency planning, ensuring continuity and reliability of laboratory operations under diverse circumstances.

Finally, we will examine the profound impact of these advancements on the quality and reliability of test results. Enhanced precision, reduced error margins, and the ability to conduct more complex experiments not only advance scientific knowledge but also have significant implications for industries reliant on laboratory services. By synthesizing these elements, the presentation will provide an overview of how next-generation laboratory infrastructure is not only overcoming existing challenges but is also paving the way for more robust, efficient, and effective scientific exploration.

last published: 17/Jun/24 14:15 GMT

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