Cleanroom Hub creates a buzz at Lab Innovations 2019

The combination of products, networking and educational sessions makes Lab Innovations 2019 an unmissable event for UK laboratory professionals

Simplify your procurement decisions by attending Lab Innovations 2019. The UK’s only lab-dedicated exhibition and conference will have more than 160 scientific suppliers under one roof. The event returns to the NEC in Birmingham on 30-31 October.

With hundreds of laboratory and cleanroom products on show, informative CPD-certified seminars and all the right people to talk to, it's no wonder that this award-winning trade show is growing. The significant increase in cleanroom attendees alone in 2018 demonstrates the clear demand for products and expert information in this area, and the Cleanroom Hub is set to create another buzz at Lab Innovations this year.

This free-to-attend event is dedicated to the business of the laboratory with almost 80% of the 3,000+ attendees involved in purchasing products and services. Last year saw a 43% increase in lab managers, a 53% increase in lab technicians, and an impressive 125% more procurement managers.

Building on the show's increasing popularity, Lab Innovations 2019 will be 10% bigger than last year. More exhibitors will be offering new products for a range of applications, more visitors will be looking for the right equipment and services for their businesses, and there will be more opportunities for networking than ever before.

Cleanroom Hub will provide an area exclusively dedicated to suppliers of cleanroom equipment

Lab Innovations offers an extensive scientific product showcase with over 160 leading science and healthcare suppliers presenting cutting-edge equipment and services for pharmaceuticals, healthcare, life and materials sciences, and more. Exhibitors focusing on controlled environments include: SLS, Bigneat, Felcon, Kimberley-Clark Professional, Helapet, Monmouth Scientific, Guardtech Cleanrooms, Contained Air Solutions, Esco, Mayteck, Shield Scientific and Containment Technology Services, to name but a few.

Cleanroom and laboratory focus

Following last year's success, the Cleanroom Hub, in association with Cleanroom Technology, will again provide an area exclusively dedicated to suppliers of cleanroom equipment. As well as the dedicated exhibitor pavilion and networking lounge, the Cleanroom Hub also incorporates a seminar pod with CPD-accredited educational presentations for cleanroom professionals.

Seminars at the Cleanroom Hub will focus on regulation and standards for GMP manufacturing in cleanrooms, and how to ensure sterilisation in environments where contamination needs to be controlled. Visitors can learn how to successfully prepare for audits, to ensure proper quality and specifications are being met. Read the full programme at the bottom of this page.

Product showcase

In the adjacent Lab News Village, first-time exhibitors will showcase products never seen before at Lab Innovations. Additionally, the well-received SLS pavilion is almost a third larger, showcasing 20 partners of the UK's largest independent supplier of laboratory equipment, chemicals and consumables.

Across the show floor, companies will be highlighting their very latest product introductions, meaning that visitors can effectively compare many cleanroom-related products from different companies at once. Energy-efficient biological safety cabinets being one such example.

Education and CPD points

In addition to the Cleanroom Hub, Lab Innovations offers many other CPD-accredited educational opportunities with over 35 hours of seminars to dip in and out of. The educational agenda enables visitors to earn CPD points when they visit the show.

"It's fantastic seeing all the different equipment that's now available, as well as learning things about lab products that I wouldn't have known otherwise. Another bonus when visiting Lab Innovations is being able to attend presentations that are relevant to my professional development and earn CPD points," said Natalie Cole, Chemist at Biolab Medical Unit, commenting on last year's event.

The PerkinElmer-sponsored Insights and Innovations theatre, organised by Laboratory News, will provide insight into the latest discoveries, discussing best practices and day-to-day challenges in the lab. Presentations include "Innovations in lab equipment sustainability" by Andy Evans, of Green Light Laboratories; "Use of VR in the lab", by Pawel Gawkowski, COO of Solution4labs: and "Using AI in science" by Prof Dr Ji Zhou, Phenomics Group Leader at Earlham Institute.

The educational agenda enables visitors to earn CPD points

Recruitment specialists Kolabtree will present on "Freelancing in the lab" and will show how laboratory managers can tap into the increasingly prevalent gig economy and access highly skilled scientists on a freelance basis.

Budding entrepreneurs will benefit from the presentation "Hiding in plain sight - spotting valuable intellectual property" by Richard Wells, Patent Attorney at Potter Clarkson.

In its dedicated theatre, the Royal Society of Chemistry will celebrate the International Year of the Periodic Table and discuss recycling elements efficiently.

With sustainability high on the UK agenda, the Sustainable Laboratory will return for 2019. Here, visitors will see how improvements in technology, procurement and best practice can reduce running costs while safeguarding the science.

Enhanced networking opportunities

Lab Innovations introduces the Lab Connect this year, a free online meeting planner to ensure productive B2B matchmaking. The brand new feature at the show builds on the event’s reputation as the leading meeting place for laboratory professionals, procurement managers and suppliers.

This free-to-use service will provide visitors and exhibitors with the opportunity to pre-arrange meaningful meetings with precisely the right companies or attendees for their needs, ensuring an even more productive visit.

The combination of products, networking and educational sessions makes Lab Innovations 2019 an unmissable event for UK laboratory professionals. Register for free now to attend at www.lab-innovations.com.


AGENDA

The Cleanroom Hub at Lab Innovations 2019 will offer a content-packed conference programme covering the hot topics in cleanroom operation


Day 1 - 30 Oct

10:30 - 11:10 Cleanroom Monitoring

Speaker: Sam Armer, Technical Manager, Connect 2 Cleanrooms

An integrated cleanroom solutions provider, Connect 2 Cleanrooms has become a trusted partner to more than 6,000 clients worldwide. Armer is an experienced project engineer who has worked at C2C for six years.

12:20 - 13:00 Gowning Procedures and Selecting the Right Garments

Speaker: Nigel Slater of CM Supply

Nigel Slater has worked with most of the cleanroom laundries in Europe and has extensive knowledge of cleanroom garment processing including working practices, contract pitfalls and quality control management.

14:20 - 15:00 Microbial aspects of water quality in controlled environments

Speaker: Dr John Mckenzie

CEO of Wickham Laboratories, Dr McKenzie’s presentation will discuss testing requirements for purified water and water for injection, including validation and maintenance of the supply of the pure water.


Day 2 - 31 Oct

10:30 - 11:10 Cleanroom Furniture: The right options for your facility

Speaker: Sue Springett

Commercial manager for hygienic furniture and equipment manufacturer Teknomek, Sue Springett has been instrumental in the launch of a series of intelligently designed furniture to better meet the hygiene conscious industries.

12:20 - 13:00 Impact of the EU Biocidal Product Regulations

Speaker: Alison Livsey

Product Manager at Contec, Alison Livsey will take a look at the EU Biocides Regulation 528/2012 (EU BPR) and the actions that can be taken by cleanroom operators to ensure continuity of biocide supply.

14:20 - 15:00 A scientifically justified process for cleaning & disinfection

Speaker: Walid El Azab

Technical Service Manager at STERIS, Walid el Azab will answer the questions around disinfection and will explain the scientific approach for choosing the appropriate method for cleanrooms and non-contact product surfaces.

Featured Companies

Guardtech Cleanrooms (more information, website)
Crowthorne Hi-Tec Services (more information, website)
Wickham Laboratories (more information, website)
STERIS Life Sciences (more information, website)
Connect 2 Cleanrooms (more information, website)
Teknomek (more information, website)
Contec Inc (more information, website)
Kimberly Clark Professional (more information, website)

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