Digital Transformation Webcast Series

Posted on Lab Informatics. 1 February, 2021

Revolutionizing Scientific Laboratory Informatics

Astrix Software Technology has been an industry leader for over 25 years in helping scientific organizations implement and integrate new informatics systems in the laboratory. Our experienced team of expert informatics consultants bring together technical, strategic, regulatory and content knowledge to provide the most effective solutions to problems faced by scientific organizations. Our domain experts have helped hundreds of companies globally effectively navigate their digital transformation journey.

Astrix is bringing together innovative informatics solutions providers from across the industry that are at the forefront of technology to present cutting edge solutions that will enable the transformation of your laboratory into the digital lab of the future.

Join us for this unique series to learn more about these revolutionary advancements in laboratory informatics.

Below are the list of upcoming webcasts.  Be sure to check back often as new sessions will be added throughout the year.  You must register for each session individually but can register for as many as you like.

List of Webcasts

Title: “Laboratory Operations as a Strategic Driver”

  • Date:  March 4th 1:00 EST
  • Company: Elemental Machines
  • Presenter:  Sridhar Iyengar, CEO, Elemental Machines

Session Summary

One only needs to look at Amazon to understand how world-class operations can be an impenetrable strategic moat. Similarly, Laboratory Operations is emerging as a strategic driver of value for life science organizations. LabOps has evolved into an interdisciplinary field with many different stakeholders:

  • Bench scientists
  • Data scientists
  • Facilities managers
  • Asset managers
  • Quality/Regulatory
  • IT
  • Finance

This presentation will cover how the confluence of different fields has created an opportunity for Lab Ops to become a strategic forward-looking foundation for optimizing and accelerating scientific and clinical work. By its very nature, lab operations can involve hundreds of different instrument vendors, thousands of reagents, and petabytes of data, stored across myriad formats and repositories.  By using the right technology approach, we can tie together the many needs of different stakeholders to transform how science-driven organizations operate with their most highly-valued assets: their people.

Title:  Knowing What to Look for:  Advancing Lab Operations Through Smart Analysis

  • Date:  March 18th 1:00 EST
  • Company:  Agilent Technologies
  • Presenters:  Melissa Zeier, Applications Expert, Agilent Technologies ; Greg Stevens, Digital Services Specialist, Agilent Technologies

Session Summary

  • Practical instrument monitoring for asset management
  • Data-driven fleet and service right-sizing
  • Identifying and removing workflow bottlenecks
  • Balancing CapEx & OpEx

Today’s labs are large and complicated with complex equipment, numerous vendors, IT infrastructure security requirements, difficult data collection methods and many other challenges.  If you are responsible for a laboratory, you are keenly aware of the effort it takes to gather data to make decisions with confidence targeted to improve results.  It is difficult to get full visibility because of geographical differences, new acquisitions, data collection methods, analysis and a variety of other reasons.

Learn how to use lab-wide instrument data to make capital expense decisions, reduce operational expenses, and improve productivity.  Understand the hidden costs of not collecting instrument usage data.  Show internet-of-things (IoT) technology available today to help lab managers measure instrument usage.  Demonstrate how analytics, developed with industry leading experts, can transform the journey to laboratory excellence.

Title: “Process Innovation in Lab of the Future: Augmented Reality Revolutionizes the Way Labs Work”

  • Date:  April 15th 1:00 EST
  • Company:  Holo4Labs
  • Presenter:  Przemyslaw Budnicki, CEO, Holo4Labs

Session Summary

Today’s scientific laboratories are faced with a rapid and continuous evolution of software and technologies utilized in day to day operations, thereby increasing the complexity of laboratory procedures.  Personal protective gear further complicates the use of these technologies, resulting in downtime and decreased efficiencies to enable the use of their hands for the operation of these systems or manual recording of information.

Augmented reality solutions are revolutionizing the laboratory workflow by enabling analysts to execute complex tasks while having their actions and data recorded directly into LIMS or other common laboratory informatics systems. Through the use of touchless holographic interfaces and voice commands, the scientist can operate in a safe, hands-free environment while maximizing overall process efficiency.

In this webcast, we will discuss how augmented reality solutions can transform your laboratory:

  • How the Digital Lab approach changes and automates procedures
  • Why going digital is essential to stay competitive
  • How to improve efficiency and data quality at the same time
  • How to reduce errors and speed up preparation on new procedures

Title: “Capacity Planning & Scheduling for the Laboratory: Why Schedule? Why Now? Why Digital?

  • Date:  April 29th 1:00 EST
  • Company:  PlanDomino
  • Presenter:  Greg Heaslip, Founder & CEO, PlanDomino

Session Summary

Complex digital scheduling systems, commonplace in manufacturing environments for many years, were not, until recently, adapted to suit the laboratory environment. In part, this was due to the complexities of the lab, the high proportion of human resources deployed in the lab and the dynamic environment. However, a new breed of digital scheduling system is now available. These systems were designed specifically for laboratories and boost both productivity and speed to market.

In this presentation, Greg Heaslip will outline why laboratories need a particular type of scheduling system to handle the complexities, to focus on people and to allow for the rapidly changing workloads. He will also outline why now is the right time to implement and why the system must be digital. Additionally, he will illustrate how an effective scheduling system naturally feeds into capacity planning systems for the laboratory and that both systems must work hand in hand.


More Sessions will be added soon!

View the past sessions in this webcast series by watching the On-Demand Version

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