Late Night with LRIG: Rapid-Fire Innovation Session

Sponsored by:

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

Moderated by:
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

Multispan, Inc.
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

BioTek Instruments
Presenter: Caleb Foster
Lionheart FX Automated Live Cell Imager

Bruker Daltonics
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

AcouSort AB
Presenter: Torsten Freltoft
AcouTrap: Trapping and enriching cells, bacteria and extracellular vesicles using ultrasound

IntelliCyt Corporation
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

TTP Labtech
Presenter: Joby Jenkins
Assay Development into HTS: Redefining Reagent Dispensing

Theradep Technologies
Presenter: Liam O'Neill
BioDep - An Entirely New Bio-Coating Technology

Session #3  Moderator: David Pechter

upcyte technologies
Presenter: Astrid Noerenberg
Upcyte - Expanded Primary Cells

Chemspeed Technologies
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

Nanomedical Diagnostics
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:

Application Instructions:

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:

Upon Selection:

Upon selection into the program, presenters agree to:


Mary Geismann SLAS Senior Manager, Member Services
1.630.256.SLAS (7527), ext. 109
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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.