Experience, learn and connect at Lab Innovations 2018

Discover the latest solutions for cleanroom applications and talk to the experts on the interactive Cleanroom Hub and Cleanroom Pavilion debuting this year at Lab Innovations

The Cleanroom Pavilion and Hub is a new zone debuting at Lab Innovations 2018. The free-to-attend trade show for the laboratory industry takes place on 31 October-1 November at the Birmingham NEC.

This new zone on the show floor will bring together buyers, manufacturers and suppliers from across the cleanroom technology and laboratory sectors. Exhibiting companies include Helapet, BioPharma Dynamics, Castium, AGMA, Steris, Esco Global, Monmouth Scientific, CTS Europe and GuardTech Cleanrooms.

AGMA will highlight the development of a new Zyceine sporicidal wipe for cleanroom product transfer processes within pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities and the NHS. Steris will be discussing its atmospheric pass-through chambers for material transfer, designed for use in aseptic drug manufacturing and laboratory research facilities while Helapet will showcase new products including triple-bagged sterile consumables.

At the Cleanroom Hub, a content-packed agenda has been curated by Cleanroom Technology to cover hot topics in the field, from contamination control to GMP and regulatory updates.

The pros and cons of choosing reusable versus single-use cleanroom garments; contamination control in cleanrooms; how to be prepared for a GMP audit; key considerations for cleaning and disinfection; and microbial monitoring in controlled environments, are some of the topics that will be delivered by experts in the field.

Inspired by the theme “Sustainable Laboratory” a new area will highlight environment-friendly products and examples of sustainable initiatives in the lab. Attendees can find out everything they need to know to help them make their labs greener whilst making savings.

What’s on the show floor

Covering a broad spectrum of industries, from life sciences, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, materials science, petrochemicals to food and drink, visitors can see and source new products all under one roof. Lab Innovations makes it simple for visitors to gain first access to new products and services from a line-up of more than 135 leading suppliers, including Perkin Elmer, SLS, Eppendorf, Shimadzu, Thermo Fisher Scientific and many more.

Andy Evans, Green Light Laboratories, explains: “If every lab achieved more sustainable practices, in the UK alone, we would be saving hundreds of millions in costs every year. Funding would go further, research could grow and our impact upon the environment would be reduced.” Evans is overseeing the new Sustainable Laboratory area at the show. “We will be showing how improvements in technology, procurement and best practice can reduce running costs while safeguarding the science,” he enthuses.

Other new features include the Lab News Village, a dedicated space to new exhibitors not seen at previous shows. There will also be a pavilion for Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), the UK’s largest independent supplier of laboratory equipment, chemicals and consumables.

Thought-provoking lectures

The laboratory industry is constantly evolving with new technologies, regulations and ways of working. Visitors can keep up-to-date by attending Lab Innovations’ free CPD-accredited lectures. Spread across the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Conference, the Laboratory News ‘Insights & Innovations’ Theatre sponsored by Perkin Elmer, and the Cleanroom Hub, there will be more than 35 sessions.

The combination of renowned speakers, dynamic sessions, panel discussions, and practical learning on a wide variety of topics and themes, makes attendance an essential part of both days. Get there early as places will be limited. Scientific, medical and technology broadcaster Maggie Philbin and science presenter, Steve Mould are keynote speakers at the RSC Conference. Philbin will be highlighting ‘Hidden Innovators’ and Mould will anecdotally address the audience on ‘What it means to be a nerd!’

The Insights and Innovations theatre will focus on “The Practice of Science” featuring leading developments in technologies and their application in the laboratory. Topics in the agenda include antibodies and the reproducibility crisis, sustainability in the modern lab, accreditation changes in the lab and more.

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