Lab Innovations 2012
Lab Innovations, organised by easyFairs, will take place at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, on the 7–8 November 2012. The exhibition will include a conference devised by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), which will bring together leading
experts in chromatography, biopharmaceuticals and environmental forensics, lab health and safety plus career development specialists.
The two-day conference will focus on analytical chemistry — including the latest advances in measurement, life sciences and
environmental research — plus continual professional development and health and safety.
The conference will feature a talk by David Collins from the Irish Separation Science Cluster (ISSC) based at Dublin City
University. The ISSC is an internationally recognized separation science group, with chemists, biologists, engineers and physicists
all working together to provide industry with analytical solutions to complex problems. Collins recently received the Royal
Society of Chemistry 2012 Ronald Belcher Award for outstanding achievements in the development of analytical instrumentation.
He will be talking about some emerging technologies within the group, specifically in instrumentation development.
On the environmental front, Dr Stephen M. Mudge, Managing Scientist in Environmental Forensics at Exponent UK will discuss
'what is the right analysis for the job', when it comes to identifying sources of contaminants in the environment. Dr Mudge
is one of the world's leading environmental scientists, and is visiting professor and invited expert, North China Sea Environment
and Monitoring Center, Qingdao, China. He won the 1998 Enterprise Oil Heriot Watt University Environmental Award for novel
methods of removing oil from beaches.
Lee Coney, Chief Scientific Officer, Biologics, at NDA Analytics will be talking about 'The application of bioassays for the
development of biopharmaceuticals.' He will be discussing formatting different assays, using screen lead candidates, characterizing
drug biology, batch release and determining neutralizing antibody immunogenicity, highlighting the importance of sound scientific
principles and multidisciplinary interactions during product development.
In addition to the conference programme, Lab Innovations will play host to a full exhibition featuring the latest laboratory
technology and consumables, analytical and biotech equipment. There will be a product demonstration area plus a learnShops
programme of industry seminars organised by Campden BRI. The show is being supported not only by The Royal Society of Chemistry
but also Gambica, Campden BRI, Institute of Measurement and Control, the UK Science Park Association, the Society of Biology
and the British Pharmacological Society.
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