Lab Facilities Summit West

Creating Cost-Effective, Space Optimized, Future-Proof and Sustainable Labs

24 September 2024

Handlery Hotel San Diego, California, USA

As the population grows, and demand for innovative medicines increases, the availability of state-of-the-art facilities is crucial for enhanced scientific R&D.

However, West Coast lab owners face unique challenges including limited space availability, high costs, stringent regulatory requirements, rapid technological advancements, safety concerns, labor retention and recruitment, and infrastructure limitations. This forces the pharma industry to streamline their lab design, planning, and management strategies.

Join industry experts in San Diego as they collaboratively debate and discuss strategies to maximize space and provide occupant-centric, sustainable, and cost-effective lab facilities.

Lab Facilities West 2024 Expert Speakers

Andrew Kimberlin of Century Therapeutics speaking at AMG World

Andrew Kimberlin

Manager, Lab Ops and Facilities

Century Therapeutics

Anthony Navarro of Sonata Therapeutics speaking at AMG World

Anthony Navarro

Director of Lab Ops, Facilities, and IT

Sonata Therapeutics

Ariana Palencia of Aera Therapeutics speaking at AMG World

Ariana Palencia

Senior Manager, Lab Operations and Facilities

Aera Therapeutics

Carl Patterson of Latitude Pharma speaking at AMG World

Carl Patterson

Director of Quality

Latitude Pharma

Chris Hospidales of Mary Washington Healthcare Hospitals speaking at AMG World

Chris Hospidales

Director of Lab Operations

Mary Washington Healthcare Hospitals

Florian Ammann-Teuscher of Roche speaking at AMG World

Florian Ammann-Teuscher

Sr Market Solutions Manager, Research & Development Solutions


Greg Lundell of Genesis AEC speaking at AMG World

Greg Lundell

Director of Asset Management

Genesis AEC

Jayson Bernstein of American Laboratory Trading speaking at AMG World

Jayson Bernstein

Managing Director

American Laboratory Trading

Jennifer Watts of UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center speaking at AMG World

Jennifer Watts

Director, Facilities & Strategic Projects

UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Jeyakavitha Remigius of Jasper Therapeutics speaking at AMG World

Jeyakavitha Remigius

Sr. Manager, Lab Operations

Jasper Therapeutics

Marilyn Sanchez of Seattle Children's Hospital speaking at AMG World

Marilyn Sanchez

Manager of Lab Operations

Seattle Children's Hospital

Mark Brassard of PHC Corporation of North America speaking at AMG World

Mark Brassard

Director of Biopharma and Strategic Engagement

PHC Corporation of North America

Melissa Gutierrez of Seawolf Therapeutics speaking at AMG World

Melissa Gutierrez

Associate Director of Facilities & Operations

Seawolf Therapeutics

Michael Cross of XiltriX speaking at AMG World

Michael Cross

Business Development Director


Nick Armstrong of CAI speaking at AMG World

Nick Armstrong

Sr. Director, Digital Enablement


Nicole Rose of Agilent Technologies speaking at AMG World

Nicole Rose

Product Manager, Digital Services

Agilent Technologies

Partha Krishnan of Sanofi speaking at AMG World

Partha Krishnan

Deputy Director, Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)


Pruthvi Shah of NKarta Inc speaking at AMG World

Pruthvi Shah

Sr Lab Operations Manager

NKarta Inc

Stephanie Perry of Kumquat Biosciences Inc speaking at AMG World

Stephanie Perry

Associate Director of Laboratory Operations

Kumquat Biosciences Inc

Stephanie DeLuca of Genesis AEC speaking at AMG World

Stephanie DeLuca

Associate Vice President of Architecture

Genesis AEC

Tamanna Talukder of Avrokbio speaking at AMG World

Tamanna Talukder

Clinical Laboratory Scientist/Quality Assurance Manager


This event will provide you with the necessary tools to:

  • Maximize lab space utilization to accommodate growing demands whilst minimizing costs
  • Embrace flexibility in lab design and operations to adapt to rapid technological advancements and evolving research needs
  • Implement robust safety protocols to ensure the well-being of lab personnel and compliance with industry standards
  • Integrate sustainable practices into lab operations to reduce environmental impact and align with reduced carbon footprint goals
  • Uncover the regional challenges faced by pharma companies when designing and operating their lab facilities in the West Coast
  • Cultivate a culture of resilience and adaptability in employees to address future challenges and opportunities in pharma R&D

Who Should Attend:

VPs, Directors, Heads, Managers, Scientists and Specialists from:

  • R&D Labs   
  • Lab Operations
  • Facilities management
  • Real Estate 
  • Infrastructure
  • Strategic Planning
  • Design/Master planning
  • Sustainability

Our sponsors include technology, service & solution providers specializing in:

  • Architecture & Design
  • Engineering
  • Construction & Renovation Contractors
  • Project Management Consultants
  • Building Services & Components
  • Lab Equipment & Furniture
  • Lab Automation & Robotics
  • Regulation, Compliance & Legal


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Labs Facilities vendor landscape is vast. New entrants are innovating rapidly. It is therefore a prerequisite that solution providers acquire a granular understanding of the industry’s needs in order to develop those bespoke solutions that are critical to winning new business.

Showcase your technology solutions to senior decision makers across roles in lab operations, facilities, planning and strategy and more.

2024 Sponsors

2024 Media Partners


Senior Manager Lab Operations, Abata Therapeutics

Thank you for organizing this great conference and for the opportunity to present today. Excellent roundtable discussions on multiple topics. It was great to see some familiar faces again.

Director of Business Development, Timberline Construction

Lab Facilities Summit = Amazing!

Head of Facilities and Lab Operations, Evelo Biosciences

Recently I had honor of speaking at and attending the Lab Facilities Summit 2023, and I must say, it was an incredible experience! A big thank you to the organizers of the Lab Facilities Summit AMG World for bringing together such an amazing group of professionals. I am already looking forward to next year's event and the opportunities for growth and collaboration it will undoubtedly bring.


Yesterday was a great day at the Lab Facilities Summit! We enjoyed listening in on industry leaders and members share about effective vendor management, promoting sustainability within the lab and planning your lab for the future. Thank you to AMG World for allowing MarathonLS to be a sponsor of this event.

Manager Life Science Client Services, JVT Advisors

Thank you to AMG World for putting on a great conference in the Boston Lab Facilities Summit. It was great to see familiar faces, hear the current challenges facing labs, along with hearing familiar industry leaders speak on how they address those current challenges.

Senior Manager Lab Operations, Abata Therapeutics

Thank you for organizing this great conference and for the opportunity to present today. Excellent roundtable discussions on multiple topics. It was great to see some familiar faces again.

Sr. Director Facilities Operations, Atlanta Therapeutics

It was a pleasure be part of this event. I really loved how the agenda was laid out, the tracks running simultaneously and allowing time in between to move from one to another. This flexibility that your team created really allowed us to pick what we were interested in more effectively. The agenda was also spot on for what seems to be on everyone’s minds.

Workplace Strategy Partner, Genentech

Thanks for the opportunity to participate as a moderator for the Lab Facilities Summit. I thought that the highlight for me from the conference was the great mix of biotech and pharma companies present to exchange ideas and share solutions that have worked for our common problems. For my session, I thought I had a great group of very engaged audience members and was at the right size to have a great discussion about my topic.

What to Expect at #LabFacilitiesWest 2024?

Content Highlights

Top Tips to Improve Lab Sustainability

Following our conversations with EHS experts, download this complimentary copy of our top tips to ensure your labs are sustainable, including how to build a culture that embraces environmentally-friendly practices, low-effort yet high-impact initiatives, and ensuring sustainable infrastructures. LAF West 2024 – Carousel Sustainable Practices

How To Build the Culture of Sustainable Mindsets: Developing an Effective EHS Strategy For Pharma Labs

At our 2024 Lab Facilities Summit East, Liana R Juarez, Senior Manager Lab Operations, Be BioPharma shared their insights into building a culture of sustainable mindsets and developing an effective EHS strategy for pharma labs. Complete the form to download the complimentary presentation and uncover key points such as: Building an energy-efficient lab facility design… Read more »

Complimentary Recording: Future-Proofing Labs to Ensure Productivity, Efficiency, and Guarantee ROI

Ahead of our Lab Facilities Summit East, we recently spoke to lab operations experts from Novartis, Cabaletta Bio, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and MarathonLS to understand their biggest challenges in the current climate such as keeping up with technologies, ensuring flexibility, minimizing disruptions, and improving safety and sustainability. Complete the form and uncover key strategies to future-proof… Read more »

8 Top Tips to Design a Successful Lab

Designing a high-functioning, safe laboratory is an intricate process that requires careful planning and foresight. Following our conversations with lab operations, facilities management, and planning & design specialists, we are delighted to share our 8 top tips to design a successful, safe, and sustainable lab. This infographic provides clear, visually engaging guidance on critical considerations… Read more »