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Insight-driven Discussions to Realize the Laboratory of the Future
As an important part of our 26-year leadership role to empower innovations in science and medicine by providing laboratory informatics solutions that digitally transform operations into labs of the future, Astrix supports professionals in their ongoing effort to achieve operational excellence through optimized laboratory informatics.
Entering our third year sponsoring forums renowned for assembling thought leaders within the industry, we are focused on delivering sustainable solutions to challenges in the areas of technology, strategy, and regulatory compliance. The expert advice and insights made available in these series have helped hundreds of companies, globally, to navigate modernization via transformation of their facilities and processes.
The Astrix Innovators Forum brings together innovative solution providers from across the industry that are at the forefront of technology.
Join your peers from around the world and participate in this unique series to learn more about advancements in laboratory informatics delivering on the promise of digital transformation that enhances laboratory performance and capability.
We are proud that each session delivers real, reliable, sustainable, and transformational solutions to digitally enable labs of the future. We are pleased to share this list of upcoming webcasts. Be sure to check back often as new sessions will be added throughout the year. While we ask that you register for each session individually, you are free to register for as many discussions as you would like.
Accelerating Data Integration Through Tech Enablement
- Date: March 10, 2022 1:00 EST
- Company: Scitara
- Presenter: Dave Levy, Global Product Director, Scitara
Software and instrument integration in the laboratory has been a pain point for many years. Interestingly enough the rapid advancement of laboratory software and hardware has only made this issue worse. Bespoke point to point integration projects tend to be complex to manage and develop and once developed are very inflexible to changing business needs. This sets up a recurring cycle of high maintenance cost and is a significant barrier to adoption of new technologies or making beneficial workflow changes, particularly in validated environments.
In this webinar we will discuss a new Scientific Integration Platform (SIP)™ technology that enables a free flowing digital dialog between lab instruments, applications and informatics software and other lab resources. Scitara SIP creates a new compliant integrated paradigm that opens the door to innovation and beneficial changes to business processes in order to speed up drug development and scientific advancement in general.
In this webcast you will learn how to:
- Think about lab integration in a different way
- Enable a faster time to market, at a lower cost
- Quickly and easily adapt your lab infrastructure to rapidly changing business needs
Astrix Innovators Forum
Digital Transformation of Cell Culture, Cell Manufacturing, and Cell Banking
- Date: March 24, 2022 1:00 EST
- Company: CellPort Software
- Presenter: Patrick Dentinger , CEO, CellPort Software
Gene therapy, cell therapy, in vitro pharmaceutical testing, and cultured meat markets all rely upon the culturing, manufacturing, and banking of cells. That said, one of the major factors restraining the growth of these markets is the lack of proper infrastructure for cell-based research activities. Legacy ELN and LIMS systems are ill-equipped to handle the complexities of the cell manufacturing data and workflows, resulting in a patchwork of unscalable systems including paper lab notebooks and Excel spreadsheets.
This webinar introduces the CellPort Cell Culture Suite, a secure, compliant SaaS-based application suite focused on managing all lab workflows, activities, equipment, materials, personnel, data/calculations, locations, and projects for cell culture, cell manufacturing, and cell banking. The CellPort Cell Culture Suite increases operational efficiency, reduces errors, increases reproducibility, enhances productivity, and provides full audit-ready traceability from research through GLP and GMP.
Who should attend?
- Scientists, Laboratory Managers/Directors/VPs, and QA/QC Managers/Directors/VPs involved with cell manufacturing and cell banking.
What you will learn:
- How cell manufacturing is critical to the future of drug discovery and advanced therapy medicinal products including cell and gene therapy.
- How the lack of proper infrastructure for cell culture, cell manufacturing, and cell banking adversely impacts operational efficiency.
- How digitalization transformation of cell culture and cell banking in R&D, GLP, and GMP settings dramatically increases operational efficiency by allowing every aspect of a cell’s life to be captured digitally, permitting seamless searching, sharing, tracing, transferring, and auditing.
Digital Webcast Series Archive
Watch previous on-demand versions our webcasts below
On Demand Webinar Lab Automation, Tomorrow s Reality is Starting Today
Session Summary For this presentation, Patrick will look at how L7 can enable companies to achieve level 4 of the digitalization path towards industry 4.0. He will also examine the needs and benefits of standardization and automation of the lab, including external value chain partners. Patrick will discuss how with L7|ESP, this is achieved via collecting the data from automation and connected workflows, harmonizing data via scientific ontologies adhering to public standards and FAIR data principles, and ultimately applying Advanced Intelligence to visualize and analyze and unlock the value from all your operational data.
On Demand Webinar - Overcoming Lab Data Inertia Learnings from a Decade at the Bench
Overview: Biopharmas are struggling to overcome the inertia caused by fragmented, incomplete, and inaccessible experimental data that’s locked away in silos and stymies research progress
On Demand Webinar with Artificial and Astrix - Orchestrating the Lab of the Future
This webinar will discuss how Artificial helps labs streamline both manual and automated processes into one seamless, scalable workflow that keeps humans-in-the-loop so they can focus on their next breakthrough, not wrangling their automation.
On Demand Webinar - Integrating Disparate Technologies to Create an Agile LIMS
Astrix and Cerebrum - Overview: As digital transformation concepts become pervasive throughout business, clinical laboratory information management systems are challenged by two crucial requirements to realize the value gained from migration to a truly digital world. First, data is generated from many different instruments in totally proprietary formats, requiring alignment and harmonization with other instruments in the process flow. Second, chain of custody tracking demands detailed records for “who did what when and how” that depend upon not only clean data but also clear metadata that includes event and state information.
Webinar - “Digitalization and the Future of Formulating in Modern R D Labs”
As labs start to automate processes and collect data across workflows in hopes of creating a predictive engine, many scientists remain working out of spreadsheets. Whether companies build their own systems or use an external one, often the solution isn’t usable in a way that scientists and formulators want the data presented and shared.
“Predictive Chemistry, The Holy Grail For Chemicals & Materials”
In this webinar, hosted by Alchemy’s CEO and co-founder, Sasha Novakovich, we will dive into: • Why predictive chemistry will be a gamechanger for our industry • The factors that make it so hard to actualize • An actionable roadmap to make predictive chemistry a reality
On Demand webinar with Astrix and Clarivate
Agility and Efficiency in Regulatory Affairs: How to Automate your Regulatory Monitoring and Tracking
Astrix and Sapio Sciences - On Demand Webinar - The Seamless Lab
There has been a great deal of sizzle around the concept of the “Digital Lab.” But what does “Digital Lab” actually mean? At Sapio Sciences, it means the following: • No data silos between LIMS and ELN users on a single, extendible informatics platform with data consistent in its representation and searchable in a targeted manner, providing data visualizations and analytics across the entire enterprise.
Smart labs: How to solve the connectivity puzzle
Laboratories are going smart, and the current pandemic accelerated that process. But what does smart really mean? For sure connectivity is important, but how to distinguish true connectivity from fake connectivity? And how to not only transform digitally on paper but also truly transform your lab and last but not least your people in the lab.
On Demand Webinar - Capacity Planning & Scheduling for the Laboratory
On Demand Webinar from Astrix and Plan Domino - Title: “Capacity Planning & Scheduling for the Laboratory: Why Schedule? Why Now? Why Digital?”
On Demand Webinar - Astrix and Agilent
Knowing What to Look for Advancing Lab Operations Through Smart Analysis
On Demand Webinar - Astrix and Elemental Machines - Laboratory Operations as a Strategic Driver”
One only needs to look at Amazon to understand how world-class operations can be an impenetrable strategic moat. Similarly, Laboratory Operations is emerging as a strategic driver of value for life science organizations. LabOps has evolved into an interdisciplinary field with many different stakeholders:
On Demand Webcast - Building a Lab of the Future — Scientific Blueprints for Your Data Ecosystem
Data is the number one asset of any R&D company. It's the proverbial gold that enables knowledge gain and decision making that drive commercialization. With the ever-increasing amount of data produced by life science R&D companies, knowledge sharing within a group and across groups becomes significantly challenging. Better digital tools for data capture and analysis are now more critical than ever to getting value from data assets.
Precision Medicine: Trends, Challenges and Data Management Implications
The emergence of molecular diagnostics, autologous cell therapies, and related Precision Medicine approaches presents significant challenges. Responsive, adaptable systems are critical for collecting, organizing, analyzing and interpreting the vast amount of highly-variable data generated from these technologies. Read More
On Demand Webinar with Astrix and Dotmatics
Integrating Lab Data Automation and Scientific Informatics to Facilitate Data Center
Astrix and IDBS present an On Demand Webcast
Avoiding outcomes bias and driving quality decisions in biologics development
Astrix Partner Webcast - Abbott/Starlims
Rapid Deployment of Digital Solutions for COVID-19 Testing and Reporting
Orchestrating Digital Transformation in the Scientific Laboratory
Today, while the internet and cloud technology are prolific, lab applications, instruments and other resources are still unable to easily and effectively exchange digital data. Even as scientific instruments and software continue to become more advanced, universal data connectivity in the laboratory has remained a dream. Scitara Corporation is making that dream a reality.
Increasing Efficiency and Data Accuracy: How to Get Back 90 Mins a Day Wasted Looking for Data
One of the major efficiency challenges in a lab is managing data. Life science research is increasingly being decentralized and virtualized; biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies struggle with the issue of how to bring scientific data together to make optimal decisions and increase efficiency. Typically, 90 mins of every scientists’ day is spent looking for, or trying to manage, data.
The Future is Now; Addressing the Digitalization of the Lab
For large organizations utilizing complex laboratory informatics systems such as LIMS, ELNs, and scientific content management systems (SDMS), creating a fully integrated data environment that connects these systems to devices, instruments, and enterprise systems is an important key to scientists’ productivity, supporting innovation, and regulatory compliance. However, too often, companies lack an effective methodology to achieve the desired digital continuity across the project lifecycle successfully.
Astrix & Thermo Fisher - How digital transformation is changing the way we do science
This talk will discuss each of these trends and how Thermo Fisher's innovative solutions are enabling the digital transformation of the laboratory
Astrix & Biovia - Lab Testing in the 21st Century
Labs in the 21st century are not working as they did in the past. Workflows are digital and connected, environments are harmonized and standardized, lab scientists are collaborating across borders.
Collaboration holds the Key to Achieving Digital Transformation in the Laboratory
Astrix Technology Group LIMS Technology Experts Webcast Series - Session 1 - On Demand - Collaboration holds the Key to Achieving Digital Transformation in the Laboratory