14 November 2023 Block 1 Seminars

7:55AM - 8:00AM

Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair

8:00AM - 8:30AM

Navigating Change and Transitioning Towards a Digital-First Mindset

  • Digital Roadmap for Development: Assessing current capabilities and identifying areas ripe for automation and technology
  • Highlighting the challenges faced when instilling a digital-first mindset throughout an organization
  • Preparing for a digital future to increase competitiveness and thrive in an ever-evolving business landscape
  • Successful digital transformation case studies demonstrating the successful transition from paper-based solutions to fully automated labs


  • Cindy Novak Associate Director R&D Systems - Avidity Biosciences
8:30AM - 9:00AM

Developing and Integrating Lab Robots and Arm Grippers for Safe Liquid Handling and Accuracy

  • Conducting accurate risk assessments and strategies to streamline human researcher and robot collaborations
  • Design and engineering considerations to incorporate fail-safe mechanisms for emergency halts
  • Data capture and decision making: Enabling real-time monitoring to detect and rectify inaccuracies or deviations during liquid handling tasks
  • Training and educating operators for safe operations and timely hardware maintenance to avoid errors


9:30AM - 10:10AM

Technology Demonstrations

10:10AM - 10:40AM

Networking Break and Exhibition