7:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Registration Open
7:30 AM – 8:45 AM | Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM | Welcome and Opening Remarks
Jeroen de Haas, LabVantage Product Management
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM | Ultimate Impact: An Invitation to Define the Lab of the Future
Mikael Hagstroem, CEO of LabVantage and Executive Chairman of TCG Digital
Welcome to CTEC US 2022! As our opening presentation, please join CEO Mikael Hagstroem for a review of our strategic vision, and how LabVantage endeavors to meet our common purpose of improving outcomes by transforming scientific data into knowledge and impact.
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Using AI to power the lab of tomorrow
Mark Moorman, TCG Digital
AI/ML has become common in the world today. We use in our homes, cars, offices, etc. How can we leverage this function to drive our laboratories into the future and provide faster turnaround time, better quality, quicker time to market, etc. This session will explore how AI can be integrated into the LIMS system to drive these outcomes and provide velocity to value.
10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Engineering Change: Tactics in Digital Transformation
Hasmik Mkrtchyan, Manager of Global Lab Operations, Quality & Bo Henry, Director of Global Lab Operations, Catalent
Don’t change. Evolve.
Digital transformation has become critical to the industry and the past couple of years have showcased that delivering care to the Patient and Customer in the race against time is more vital now than ever. With data analytics, visualization, and the introduction of AI and voice-activated systems in labs, the pursuit of automation is evolving at a rapid pace. This pace must be met with a tactical change management plan to support business impact, cost justification, ROI, etc. However, we must not just change. We must evolve.
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | LabVantage Product Roadmap & Strategic Focus Areas
Matt Grulke, VP of R&D; Jeroen de Haas, Product Management, LabVantage
LabVantage Product Management and R&D departments monitor the laboratory informatics space, listen to customers, employees, and even regulatory agencies and social media, in order to anticipate the future demands of laboratories globally, in order to build compelling and effective solutions. This presentation will provide an overview of the areas we’re exploring, new products that we’re considering, and the strategic focus areas we’re prioritizing.
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch
1:00 PM – 1:30 PM | LIMS Solutions for Cell and Gene Therapy
Jacquelyn Olavarria, Sr. Manager, National Resilience
To bring cell and gene therapies to patients, Cell and Gene Therapy Companies (CGTs) have unique needs for managing data from across the organization. These include documenting parallel activities that characterize multiple drug-target candidates, managing multiple sampling plans and testing requirements, managing vector development teams, managing samples from small and large-scale GMP manufacturing, integrating manufacturing execution systems (MES) with sample and testing systems, analytical method development, and management of raw materials. Each of these activities has its own unique lifecycle with evolving documentation and data management requirements.
Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) offer tools necessary to manage these wide-ranging categories of information, creating opportunities to build an agile environment that can enable the CGT to smoothly pivot from research and small-scale operations, to regulated activities.
In this session, we will present the implementation strategy for a CGT start-up that is committed to paperless workflows and will summarize the growth opportunities enabled by that system.
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Managing a LabVantage LIMS project for Success
Steve Bartingale, R&D Knowledge Management Leader, 3M & Catherine O’Lone, Business Analyst, LabVantage
Adopting a new LIMS may require significant software configuration and customization to fit business processes and workflows. Integrating a new software system while working with a new services provider presents challenges, including the customer learning the software and defining required changes, and the provider understanding the customer’s business processes. 3M has recently launched a new LabVantage LIMS in partnership with LabVantage Professional Services and would like to share lessons learned and best practices for a successful project.
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Strategy in Action: What’s coming in LabVantage 8.8
Mark Hill, LabVantage R&D
Get a sneak peek at some of the new functionality coming in LabVantage 8.8, including plenty of new capabilities for the ELN/LES, conditional approvals to streamline your processes, and a new way to get more value from your reports.
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Break
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | LabVantage LIMS Enabled a Rapid Research Response to COVID-19
Ned Haubein, Senior Application Manager, Penn Medicine
COVID-19 dramatically altered the research landscape at Penn Medicine starting in the Spring of 2019. Our researchers rapidly initiated new research studies and a surveillance testing program as part of the scientific and institutional response. Informatics support needed to be deployed just as rapidly to support these activities, and this effort was successful because of the flexibility offered by LabVantage LIMS and the expertise of our LIMS team. This presentation tells the story of our combined efforts from the IT point of view from collaborating to overcome practical challenges to implementing informatics innovations to leveraging those enhancements into the future.
4:00 PM – 4:30 PM | LabVantage Analytics Solutions
Mark Moorman, TCG Digital
See what LabVantage customers are doing today with LabVantage Analytics and what is on the horizon for the solution.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Discussion Groups
Discussion Group 1: Inside the LIMS – Brainstorming AI/ML use cases to make tomorrow’s LIMS more intelligent
Facilitators: Jeroen de Haas and Mark Hill from the LabVantage Product Management R&D and teams
Join us for a discussion about how advanced analytics fits into the broader laboratory informatics landscape, integrates with related systems. Do you have ideas for potential use cases? We’d love to hear them!
Discussion Group 2: Outside the LIMS – Bringing advanced analytics to the broader laboratory ecosystem
Facilitators: Mark Moorman and the LabVantage Analytics Team
We all want a smarter LIMS. We want to reduce manual and redundant steps, receive intelligent and apt recommendations, and work with systems that suggest future actions based on historical activity. Join us for a brainstorming session on how the LIMS of the future can make laboratory operations faster, more efficient, effective, and improve turnaround times with higher quality results.
Discussion Group 3: Reducing the validation burden through modular delivery
Facilitators: Matt Grulke and the LabVantage R&D and Quality teams
Implementing LIMS systems can be complex and burdensome. Especially when systems must follow rigorous computer system validation requirements such as those that would be required by a GxP (and similar) environment, reducing this burden while increasing quality, accuracy, and speed is essential. Join us for a brainstorming session to ask questions, hear about what LabVantage is already doing in these areas, and give us your ideas.
Discussion Group 4: LabVantage ELN & LES
Facilitator: Arjan Flierman, LabVantage R&D
The LabVantage ELN and LES provides significant functionality for both routine quality and also R&D laboratories. With software improvements coming quickly and routinely, LabVantage would like to get your feedback and additional ideas toward making our LabVantage software the absolutely best on the market.
5:30 PM – 11:00 PM | Dinner on Your Own
Monday night is dinner on your own. However, there are some fantastic restaurants in the area! Be sure to visit us at the registration desk or check out the CTEC mobile app for suggestions.
6:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Free Shuttles to the Gaslamp Quarter
Looking for something amazing in the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter? We have arranged free shuttles to and from the Quarter, with new shuttles every 30 minutes. Once you are in the Gaslamp Quarter, grab your ride home from the corner of 6th Avenue & G Street (on the 6th Avenue Side).
Be aware, the last shuttle leaving the hotel is at 9:30 PM, and the last shuttle returning back to the hotel leaves the Gaslamp Quarter at 10:30 PM. But Uber or Lyft is always an option!