Sunday Short Courses
Additional fees apply. Visit https://www.slas2020.org/program/short-course-program/ for registration fees.
This course presents a broad introduction to laboratory automation in the R&D laboratory environment (i.e. non-clinical). A general understanding of a laboratory environment is helpful.
Who Should Attend
Those with little or no experience with laboratory automation, seeking an introductory overview of the topic, including scientists, engineers, lab managers, marketing or sale professionals and students.
• Understand the challenges, costs and benefits of bringing an assay from the bench to an automated system
• Learn methods of planning and executing successful automation projects
• Appreciate the strategy and technical features that make up a successful automated system
• Become aware of up and downstream impacts of lab automation
• Learn about current and future lab automation technologies
• Develop an understanding of the issues, strategies and tools for managing data from automated systems
• From Bench to System: Challenges in Translating Assays to Automation; Strategies for Process Analysis and System Design
• Organizational Strategies Critical to Successful Operation, Monitoring and Maintenance of Automation Platforms
• Laboratory Automation Systems: Instrumentation and Architecture
• Programming Automation Systems: Schedulers; Method Building; Graphical Programming
• Identifying and Mitigating Upstream and Downstream Impacts of Automation
• Managing Data: Assay Outcomes; System Metrics; Integration with LIMS; Connected Laboratories
• Automation Technologies: Current Trends and Tools