Conference: Laboratory Optimization, Automation and Digitalization

22 November 2023


The aim of this conference is to show possibilities to optimize the organization of an analytical laboratory. The optimization of structures and processes in the laboratory are addressed. Furthermore, the possibilities of automation are presented and the benefits that can result from the optimization of the method portfolio. Equally, modern approaches to cost savings while maintaining GMP compliance will be presented.


The pressure that the pharmaceutical industry is under today to reduce costs and increase efficiency and effectiveness applies equally to analytical laboratories. Often waiting for the results of quality control is still a speed-limiting step in the entire production process.

With this conference, participants will get to know tools for more effective and efficient control of laboratory activities.

You become informed about

  • Optimization of laboratory processes - practical examples
  • Cost-efficient design of a laboratory
  • Case studies for laboratory automation/digitalization
  • New analysis methods for the optimization of processes in the laboratory
  • Tools to measure and monitor optimizations

Target Audience

This conference will be of significant value to

  • Laboratory managers, supervisors and analysts
  • Quality control managers
  • Heads of quality control
  • Qualified Persons (QPs)
  • Analytical scientists
  • Senior laboratory staff
  • Responsible authorities

This conference is also intended for employees in Quality Assurance and from contract laboratories. Furthermore, it is useful for service providers, such as contract research organisations and contract manufacturers.


Preparedness in pandemic vaccine manufacturing and deployment
Prof Dr Isabelle Bekeredjian-Ding

Annex 1: Data Analysis and Trending for Contamination Control
Dr Christina Müller, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma
Susan Cleary, Novatek International

Future QC Testing using Automation and Robotics – a Digitalized Foundation of Sterility Testing
Anke Hossfeld, Merck

Agile Validation
Mathias Fuchs, Wega

Challenges and Solution for the Performance Validation of EM Automation
Dr Laura Bailac, Ph.D, Senior Scientist, bioMérieux

From Theory to Practice: Current Requirements for Microbiological Monitoring – Establishing Efficient Strategies for Microbiological Monitoring based on Integrated, Proprietary Software Tools
Melissa Schülein, Labor LS

Implementation of an Automated EM Systems within a Large Biopharmaceutical Company
Niels Visschers, MSD

Key to Digitalisation: Understanding and redesigning your Laboratory Processes
Dr Bob McDowall, R.D. McDowall Limited

Is my Contract Laboratory big enough for becoming Paper-Less? A Case Study
Alexander Doppelreiter, Reference Analytics

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratories – Tools to measure and monitor Optimizations
Dr Karl-Heinz Bauer, Boehringer

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