Late Night with LRIG: Rapid-Fire Innovation Session
Sponsored by the Laboratory Robotics Interest Group, European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group
Don't miss this exclusive opportunity for exhibiting companies to present their latest innovations in technology products and services impacting laboratory automation and screening. Late Night with LRIG is a highly interactive forum weaving together all the constituent audiences participating at SLAS2017. Take part in this open discussion among exhibitors and attendees!
Late Night with LRIG: Rapid-Fire Innovation Session
Monday, February 6, 2017 — 6:00-8:00 pm
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Convention Center Room 140AB
Andy Zaayenga, Managing Director, SmarterLab, Laboratory Automation Consulting
Sanj Kumar, Chief Business Officer, Axol Bioscience Ltd
David Pechter, Independent Technology Consultant
This session offers quick, discerning information-bites from these 17 companies or institutions serving the many industries employing the science of laboratory automation and screening.
Session #1 Moderator: Andy Zaayenga
HNP Mikrosysteme GmbH
Dr. Thomas Weisener
Micro Dispense — New Precision in Liquid Handling
Nanotech Biomachines, Inc.
Presenter: Will Martinez
Nanotech Biomachines, Inc. (Nanotech Bio): The Rise of Bioelectronic Lead Discovery
Presenter: Alex Batchelor
Not All Cell Lines Are Created Equal - Impact of Surface Expression on GPCR Assays
Presenter: Jonathon Prinz
infinitesimal's new single cell transfection system
Presenter: Caleb Foster
Lionheart FX Automated Live Cell Imager
Presenter: Jens Fuchser
Label-Free Ultra-High Throughput Screening by MALDI Mass Spectrometry: One million Samples per Week
Session #2 Moderator: Sanj Kumar
Presenter: Matyas Vegh
Creoptix WAVE - Kinetics of Crude Samples
Presenter: Torsten Freltoft
AcouTrap: Trapping and enriching cells, bacteria and extracellular vesicles using ultrasound
Presenter: Joseph Zock
Introducing the latest advance for iQue Screener PLUS: Fast is now even more "EXCITING"!
Davos Diagnostics AG
Presenter: Claudio Rhyner
Quantitative Immunoassays in 10 minutes
Presenter: Joby Jenkins
Assay Development into HTS: Redefining Reagent Dispensing
Presenter: Liam O'Neill
BioDep - An Entirely New Bio-Coating Technology
Session #3 Moderator: David Pechter
Presenter: Astrid Noerenberg
Upcyte - Expanded Primary Cells
Presenter: Ed Halpin
Revolutionary Compound Distribution Workstation - Flex Swile
MIP Diagnostics Limited
Presenter: Francesco Canfarotta
Introduction to MIP Diagnostics Ltd. - "Plastic antibodies"
Presenter: Jeff Denton
Direct Mark ID Technology
Presenter: Brett Goldsmith
A New Device for Rapid Ultrasensitive Drug Binding Measurements
This is specifically a venue for companies to showcase their latest products and technology improvements.
For attendees, this session provides an efficient forum for learning about news and trends on the commercial front allowing attendees to then visit the participating companies as they choose during their remaining time at SLAS2017. Seating will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free simply requiring all participants to register as an exhibit-only attendee. Light appetizers and drinks are provided.
Rapid-Fire Innovation Program Outline:
The program consists of three 40 or-so minute sessions. Each session will be moderated by one of the following organizational leaders:
Rules for Presenters:
Each presentation may be up to 6 minutes in length and contain up to four slides. There will be 2 minutes for questions-and-answers following each presentation. Participating companies are encouraged to cover the following topics:
- What new product or capability is offered commercially in the previous 12 months?
- How is this different from previously-offered products? How does it compare to similar products offered by competitors?
- Why is this capability important?
- What problems had to be overcome to make it a reality?
- On what day was it commercially released?
- What is list price? (optional)
- What is best way to get more information? (stop by booth in exhibit all, website, handouts)
- Companies must submit an application for consideration.
Deadline: Monday, November 14, 2016
- Only products that have been released in the previous 12 months will be accepted.
- Decisions will be made and communicated on or around December 5, 2016.
- Exhibitors and non-exhibitors may submit applications. Non-exhibitor applications must demonstrate a higher level of innovation to be considered for this program.
- Both end-user and OEM companies may submit applications as well. OEM applications must be of interest to attendees.
- For technology and inventions that require more extensive discussion, speakers are encouraged to submit abstracts for the standard sessions.
The Selection Process:
The session moderators will qualify and select companies for participation based on applications received. It is in the best interest of applicants to fully complete the application including all of the questions mentioned above.1
Inclusive, but not limited to, the moderator's decision criteria may be prioritized by:
- Thoroughness in answering questions listed above;
- Likelihood to be of interest to SLAS2017 attendees;
- Impact on the field of laboratory automation and screening;
- Technical originality;
- Product availability;
- Seminal integration and of automation and screening strategies.
Upon selection into the program, presenters agree to:
- Provide presentation slides as requested no later than Friday, January 20, 2017 — no exceptions.
- Any slides not received by the deadline may be dropped from the program.
Mary Geismann SLAS Senior Manager, Member Services
1.630.256.SLAS (7527), ext. 109
1 SLAS and LRIG reserve the right to select and deselect any company at any given time. All decisions are final.
Subject to change. Rules, regulations and guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of the SLAS Board of Directors in accordance with bylaws, polices, and procedures.