Regional Challenges Associated with Lab Design and Operations: Geographical Considerations, Future-Proofing, and Occupant-Centricity Panel Discussion

Time: 5:00PM - 5:45PM

Date: 28 September 2023 Block 7


The environmental conditions, architectural styles, use of space, resources, regulations, and other factors are distinct on the East and West coasts. Owners and
managers of labs face unique challenges as a result of these variations and must discover innovative ways to overcome them.
This panel will examine the similarities and differences between regions and the different approaches required for lab design and operations to enhance efficiency,
safety, comfort, and productivity.
 Comparing the unique regional challenges associated with cost, space, regulations, skills, resources, and supply chain
 Considering and applying the appropriate design characteristics to meet the unique climate requirements and maximize user comfort
 Overcoming the challenges associated with the talent shortage: How can we attract, retain, and develop talent to become the leaders of tomorrow
 Space management and equipment handling: Evaluating the impacts of lab automation and the increase in technology on planning
 Improving energy efficiency and waste disposal management to achieve sustainability goals and meet wider business objectives


  • Laura Hanks Senior Director of Strategic Accounts - Lab Design Tool, powered by Kaon Interactive
  • Lea De Rosa Cabaletta BioLea De Rosa Associate Director Lab Operations - Cabaletta Bio
  • Kaili Chickering Affini-TKaili Chickering Senior Lab Manager - Affini-T Therapeutics
  • Amanda Allen Odyssey TherapeuticsAmanda Allen Executive Director, Facilities and Operations - Odyssey Therapeutics

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