1-2 February, 2018

Free Resources

Welcome to the Smartlab Exchange Resource Library. On this page you'll find some of our top featured content as well as articles, interviews and reports though the ages in the Smartlab Archive.

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SmartLab Post Event Report 2017

Download the 2017 post- event report now to find out what happened at the 2017 exchange, who attended, who was in the amazing speaker line up and review of the industry... Read More

Featured Content


Data Standards and the Scientific Community

The Smartlab Exchange has partnered with SiLA, Allotrope Foundation, the PSI and AnIML, all of whom will be attending the twin annual meetings in the US and Europe later in the year. This eBook was created to provide senior laboratory leaders with comprehensive insights into the latest trends and developments within the vast and complex... Read More

Eurofins Interview: Establishing an Offshore Software Quality Assurance Office

Elias Chbeir, Senior IT Director, QA at Eurofins  explores the way his company has worked to establish an offshore Software Quality Assurance Office as they out source and externalize their IT processes. Download the interview and find out:The benefits of externalizing IT services abroadThe 3 critical success factors of an offshore IT department... Read More

Understanding Lab Informatics Professionals Top Challenges and Investment Priorities for 2016

Ahead of the Smartlab Exchange we have conducted an exclusive survey with over 100 senior lab informatics professionals across the world to discover their top challenges and investment priorities for 2016 and beyond. Download the report to find out:The key trends, developments and solutions impacting the industry and the speed of lab... Read More

The Smartlab Archive


Smartlab Exchange, Europe - 2016 Post-Event Report

In February, the Smartlab Exchange brought together 70 Heads and Directors of R&D, IT, Laboratory Informatics and QA/QC along with leading analysts and solution providers to discuss and solve the most pressing challenges in the laboratory. This report gives you a snapshot of the Smartlab Exchange audience, their key preoccupations and... Read More

Standardisation and Integration Tool Box

With 80% of lab informatics professionals highlighting laboratory integration as a long-term strategic goal within their organization, we have created an infographic ahead of the Smartlab Exchange to help you achieve this. This infographic will provide you with top tips and insights on product development cycles and the implications for a fully... Read More


Drive Success Through Innovation: Change Management And Adoption

Yan Song, Assistant Director of Bioanalysis Operations at Abbvie, talks about the importance of change management and the desperate need for innovation and ingenuity from within the pharmaceutical... Read More

Building Your Laboratory Informatics Strategy: The Benefit of Reference Architectures & Data Standardisation

Listen to Dana Vanderwall, Director of Bioinformatics at Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Wolfgang Colsman, CTO at OSTHUS GmbH, talk about the benefits of data standardisation and how to integrate different data... Read More

Building Your Smart Laboratory: Automation, Data Management, Compliance And New Technologies

Watch Evan Guggenheim (Biogen Idec), Robert Boland (Johnson & Johnson) and Steve Thomas (GSK) present and discuss the challenges and problems with integrating new data management solutions in the laboratory. The panel discuss change management and the complexities involved in implementing LIMS and ELN... Read More

Interview with the Director of Enterprise Architecture at Merck: Managing Big Data

Andrew Porter, Director of Enterprise Architecture at Merck, talks about the key issues his company is facing with respect to managing Big Data. For Andrew, dealing with data poses challenging questions about regulatory compliance, privacy and accessibility of the... Read More

Interview: Bayer Pharma

Gernot Goeller, Head O&I CoE ED&CMC at Bayer Pharma who played a vital role when his organisation made the transition to a paperless lab shares his advice and discusses the main benefits of developing a paperless lab. Gernot also finishes off by telling us how he thinks the vendor community can help him address his most pressing... Read More

The Emerging Importance of the Cloud in Smartlabs

Andrew discusses the pressures pharmaceutical companies are currently facing with respect to Big Data. The explosion of data in recent years has caused serious challenges in the security, analytics and management of sensitive information. This presentation offers an exclusive insight into one of the main issues pharmaceutical companies are... Read More

Quickfire Presentation with GSK: Building Your Smart Laboratory: Automation, Data Management, Compliance and New Technologies

This presentation from Steve Thomas, Principal Investigator at GSK, focuses on how laboratory scientists are changing the way they enter their clinical data. Steve discusses the role of new software and its impact on... Read More

Driving Quality and Productivity Through Intelligent use of Laboratory Data: Why Market Leadership Matters

Dimitris Agrafiotis, Chief Data Officer at Covance, talks about the spiralling costs of clinical trials and how solutions such as data warehousing are playing an important role in improving R&D... Read More

Transform Your Data into Knowledge: How to use Data to Drive Intelligence and Improve R&D Productivity

Join Eric Milgram (PepsiCo), Vijay Bulusu (Pfizer), Anthony Williams (Royal Society of Chemistry) and Dimitris Agrafiotis (Covance) as they discuss the biggest challenges with data conversion and how they drive intelligence and improve R&D... Read More