10 - 12 September 2018 | Amsterdam

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Infographic: Structured vs Unstructured Data in Lab Informatics

Ahead of the 16th Laboratory Informatics Summit, Pharma IQ asked a set of experts to provide their insight into trends within the use of structured and unstructured data in the lab informatics world. Commentary is provided by Darryl Davies, Associate Director, Janssen.

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Data Integrity & Security in Lab Informatics

Pharma and biotech laboratories need to verify the integrity and security of their data to avoid regulatory action. Data hosted in digital systems is more vulnerable to corruption and unauthorised amends if not safeguarded by relevant procedures, password access and audit trails. Therefore, the computerised systems selected by labs need to be qualified to ensure that data integrity and security is safeguarded

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ELNs, Data Analytics, Knowledge Management: Trends, Challenges & Opportunities

The need to effectively utilize the data and apply knowledge management is being discussed in the boardroom, but how are you reacting to these changes and how will they impact the future? To find out Pharma IQ conducted a survey and produced this one page infographic, in association with ELNs, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management Summit

Six Steps To Achieving A Unified & Harmonised Lab

Laboratory informatics has changed over the years moving from a systems focused approach to being more data centric. With this in mind, Pharma IQ presents a selection of considerations to assist laboratories on their route to full integration and interoperability in order to maximise the value of their data.

Global Trends in Laboratory Data Knowledge Management Investment 2015 - 2018

Pharma IQ surveyed lab informatics from key pharma and biotech companies to understand their key investment areas and plans in the next 12–18 months. This new infographic provides a first look of the survey results and highlights some of the key technologies and strategies they are looking to employ.

Trends in Usage of Lab Automation Software

Over the last few years, we’ve seen an explosion of adopting new scientific processes with new emerging technologies. Manufacturers are investing in agile research and manufacturing processes, to increase their ability to release products more rapidly, decrease engineering change cycle times, and increase asset and resource utilization.Automating correlation of real-time manufacturing data to process and product specifications decreases cycle times.


Big Data Analytics in the Laboratory

In this interview Joe Liscouski, Executive Director at the Institute for Laboratory Automation, speaks to Pharma IQ about overcoming the top 3 challenges integrating informatics into the laboratory and maximising collaboration through informatics systems. Liscouski also shares his insights on big data analytics in the laboratory and the role of big data analytics in pharma in the next ten years.

The Evolution of Laboratory Informatics

In this interview Kate Thysse, Scientific IT Specialist at Lonza, speaks to Pharma IQ about the evolution of laboratory informatics. Thysse also reveals her top 3 tips for overcoming challenges relating to regulatory compliance within the world of lab informatics.

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Laboratory Data Knowledge Management Report

This report examines the key trends in laboratory data knowledge management to find out more about the challenges and solutions shaping the future of the laboratory informatics landscape such as Big Data analytics in the laboratory, the evolution of laboratory informatics and achieving excellence in laboratory informatics.


Talking Heads: Top Challenges in Data Knowledge Management & Manufacturing

Ahead of the 2016 Lab Informatics Summit, Pharma IQ discussed the subject of data knowledge management within lab informatics and more specifically manufacturing with a selection of experts from GSK, Roche, Bayer CropScience and Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute

ELN Means Many Things to Many People

What is an ELN? What function does it serve? How does it fit into my lab informatics strategy strategy? These are some of the questions being asked more frequently due to a lack of clarity in the market. Peter Boogaard gives us his insight into choosing the right informatics system.
By Peter J. Boogaard

Bioinformatics: Data Knowledge Management With Complex Datasets

With the growth of biologics showing no signs of stopping, bioinformatics
continues to be a key driver when it comes to R&D development. Ahead of this year's Lab Informatics Summit, Pharma IQ speaks to an array of experts on the subject of data knowledge management with complex datasets. 

Talking Heads: 9 Key Trends in Laboratory Informatics

Pharma IQ asked 9 international experts in the field of laboratory informatics to share their perspectives on key trends in the ever growing landscape of informatics in the laboratory. 

In this Pharma IQ Talking Heads, we discover the trends impacting this field and the barriers to achieving excellence in laboratory informatics. Plus, our 9 experts reveal  their top tips for creating an effective laboratory informatics strategy.

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Lab informatics: Considerations for Software Expansions and Upgrades

The last thing an organization may want to do is start a project to change a working enterprise application environment. A lot of energy has been spent to make it finally work in the way your organization works and so that your users like it! So, why rock the boat?
By Peter J. Boogaard

How Smart is your Laboratory? - Top Challenges of Modern Labs

The introduction of digital technologies to the laboratory has brought about significant change. From the basic application of computational power to undertake scientific calculations at unprecedented speeds, up to the current situation of extensive and sophisticated laboratory automation, black box measurement devices and multi-user information management. So just how smart is your lab?


Fewer Robots, More Apps - An Interview with Jeff Hurst

The informatics landscape is changing quickly and innovation could be the key to increasing efficiency. Jeff Hurst, Senior Scientist at the Hershey's Company talks us through these changes and how the industry is moving away from robots towards more innovative methods including mobile apps. He also talks about the dangers of becoming overly 'enamoured with your data' and reinforces that the old rule Garbage in - Garbage Out still applies.

The Future of the Connected Lab: Features vs. Integration

In this exclusive Pharma IQ Interview Michael Elliott, CEO, Atrium Research and Eva-Lotta Westberg, Program Manager, AstraZeneca, discuss what vendors could be doing better to support interoperability, features vs. integration and the biggest challenges for an integration project. Westberg also shares key lessons learnt from embarking on an integration project and her future insights for the connected lab