2nd - 3rd December 2024

Agenda

PharmaWorX – Accelerating Transformation of Life Science, Pharma and Biotech R&D with Automation, AI/ML & Robotics Tools

DAY 1

08:00 - 08:50

REGISTRATION

08:55 – 09:00

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

09:00 - 09:30

Next level serology: Platform assays for fully automated sample analysis

  • Challenges: # samples, # assays, high quality, low costs, high speed, non-clinical vs. clinical redevelopment
  • Our solution: assay standardization for fully automated execution, bridging non-clinical & clinical dev.
  • Automated assay system built around robotic arm
  • Process automation: walk-away and standardized ELISA platform
  • ELISA qualification examples and data analysis workflow
  • Automated system throughput and business model

Dr. Börries Brandenburg, Scientific Director R&D, Johnson & Johnson

09:30 - 10:00

Quantum Computing for Drug Discovery

  • What is quantum computing
  • Why QC is a hot topic
  • What can QC do today and tomorrow
  • QC and drug discovery

Ian Pepper, (Former) Director Technology Innovation, Novartis

10:00 - 10:30

From buzzword to value: Digital Twins in pharma

  • Determine the type of digital twin you need
  • Assess the potential value and the factors that influence it
  • Comprehend the system and determine the necessary data and control strategy
  • Examples of digital twins across the pharmaceutical value chain and their value

Axel Sinner, Director Life Sciences, Capgemini

10:35 - 11:25

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 - 12:00

SIMPLIFYING REGULATORY COMPLIANCE WITH DIGITAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND SOFTWARE VALIDATION SOLUTIONS

  • Reducing compliance related costs while improving traceability of quality assurance processes to ensure compliance with regulations and industry standards (ICH, GxP, ISO, GAMP5)
  • Identifying, assessing and anticipating risks and opportunities with robust document management, CAPA and workflows structures
  • Ensuring operational excellence and continuous improvement through digitally transforming quality management processes and systems

Graham Young, Sales Director, Ideagen
Hugh Devine, VP Compliance Strategy, CompliancePath, Ideagen

12:00 - 12:30

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION; USE CASES; KEY BENEFITS AND LESSONS LEARNED

  • Pain points of paper-based cleaning validation
  • Time reduction for risk assessment of new drugs/APIs, with automated worst case products indentification and limit calculations
  • Quicker and easier protocols creation and execution with digital tools
  • How digital can make you always audit-ready

Thomas Altmann, Technical Consultant & Validation Manager, EU Pharma, ECOLAB

12:30 - 13:00

Future-proof your Lab: Rethinking Traditional Approaches in Design and Collaboration

  • Research spaces and laboratories are facing many challenges and undergoing fundamental transformation
  • The complexity of the laboratory infrastructure requires numerous, involved disciplines and yesterday’s concepts cannot meet future requirements
  • A fundamentally new approach is required to address the challenges, to foster the innovation and remain competitive
  • Smart Lab Ecosystem approach combines real and digital world to manage and reduce complexity
  • The talk will outline our vision what a lab of the future looks like and why we think it’s (r)evolutionary

Ivo Boruta, Senior Global Marketing Manager Pharma & Life Science, Siemens

PLANNED INVESTMENT AREAS

  • Robotics Process Automation
  • Data Sciences and Analytics
  • Visualisation Tools
  • Asset Performance Management
  • Laboratory Process Automation
  • Transportation & Storage of Biological Materials
  • Laboratory equipment and Furniture
  • Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Sustainable Equipment, Materials and Decontamination Solutions
  • Labware Cleaning and Sterilization
  • Energy Efficiency Solutions
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Laboratory/Hardware Automation
  • Smart Lab Infrastructure
  • Mobile Robots
  • Cloud Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Informatics
  • Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Laboratory Operations & Strategy
  • Regulation, Compliance & Validation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Lab Consulting
  • Consulting for AI & ML adoption for Lab Automation
  • Waste Management Software
  • Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)
  • Net Zero Facilities
  • Environmental Management Solutions
  • Real Estate for Sustainable Labs of the Future

13:05 - 13:55

LUNCH

14:00 - 14:30

AI-driven design of microbial communities for dairy applications

  • Dairy starter culture community design
  • Counteracting KPIs
  • Bayesian optimization
  • Scalability of performance

Paul Klaassen, Principal scientist Lab Automation & Screening, dsm-firmenich

14:30 – 15:00

Lab2Lab – Automated sample transport with integrated open access analytics

  • Lab2Lab is an automated sample transportation system for analytical scale volumes
  • Connected and fully automated analytical systems are LC/MS and NMR
  • Analytics is performed for small molecules, peptides, and proteins
  • The platform is aiming for a result data return in electronic format within 10 minutes
  • Lab2Lab is installed at different global sites within Novartis and is providing automated sample transport within research buildings and between buildings
  • Lab2Lab software is automatically optimizing the utilization of connected high-end analytical systems by distributing the samples to the next available system

Dr. Ingo Muckenschnabel, Senior Manager, Novartis

15:00 – 15:30

Laboratories in Transformation

  • Recent big topics affecting today’s laboratories
  • How to engage employees and promote acceptance for digitization and automation
  • User Experience and User Centric Design
  • Benefits from User Centric Solutions and their ROI

Michael Langner, Group Lead, Fraunhofer IPA

15:35 - 16:25

COFFEE BREAK

16:30 - 17:00

Navigating the Journey to Self-Governed Quality Excellence

  • Building a culture of self-governance in quality processes
  • Creating a roadmap to achieve the Industry North Star
  • Setting a strong foundation for AI/ML, Data Science, and futuristic technologies

Seshasai (Sesh) Kandrakota, President – Global Business and Customer Success, Caliber Technologies
Marc Vorderman, Director Europe, Caliber Technologies

17:00 – 17:30

Accelerating transformation through data analytics and insights

  • Strategy for implementing an integrated system to track equipment utilization
  • Changing mindsets and behaviours
  • Outcomes from strategic changes
  • Long term vision and next steps

Doug Martinez, Manager, Laboratory and Infrastructure Continuous Improvement, Ginkgo Bioworks

PLANNED INVESTMENT AREAS

  • Robotics Process Automation
  • Data Sciences and Analytics
  • Visualisation Tools
  • Asset Performance Management
  • Laboratory Process Automation
  • Transportation & Storage of Biological Materials
  • Laboratory equipment and Furniture
  • Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Sustainable Equipment, Materials and Decontamination Solutions
  • Labware Cleaning and Sterilization
  • Energy Efficiency Solutions
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Laboratory/Hardware Automation
  • Smart Lab Infrastructure
  • Mobile Robots
  • Cloud Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Informatics
  • Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Laboratory Operations & Strategy
  • Regulation, Compliance & Validation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Lab Consulting
  • Consulting for AI & ML adoption for Lab Automation
  • Waste Management Software
  • Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)
  • Net Zero Facilities
  • Environmental Management Solutions
  • Real Estate for Sustainable Labs of the Future

17:30 - 18:15

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

This is an opportunity to sit with your peers and have open discussions and exchanges across the following topics and themes

  • TABLE 1: Accelerating Biopharma Discovery and Development processes with automation
  • TABLE 2: Smart Lab Infrastructure and Ecosystem approaches
  • TABLE 3: Digital Twins Technology in Labs of the Future
  • TABLE 4: Lab Transformation Culture, Change Management and Leadership
  • TABLE 5: Uses of AI/ML in Labs of the Future

18:15 - 19:15

DRINKS RECEPTION

DAY 2

08:55 – 09:00

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS

09:00 – 09:30

From post-it notes to databases – transforming data flows in the chemical laboratory

  • Data capture in chemical laboratories – challenges and opportunities
  • Low hanging fruits – how to impact global productivity with limited resources
  • Building on existing infrastructure – utilizing the sample logistics within Lab2Lab
  • Common standards as acceleration factors – what can we learn from other areas?
  • Cultural aspects of (lab) digitalization – user acceptance

Dr. Trixie Wagner, Lead Lab Informatics & Lab Automation, Director, Novartis Biomedical Research

09:30 – 10:00

Future applications for mobile robots in pharmaceutical factories

  • Core Principles – lessons learned from recent introductions
  • Quality Control – Workflows to target
  • Large scale Biologics – workflows to target
  • Futureproofing – Facility design

David Wolton, Former Engineering Technology Lead, Takeda

10:00 - 10:30

Accelerating time-to-insight for Life Sciences, Pharma and Biotech

  • How to leverage contextual data to improve AI/ML
  • How to improve Insight by integrating process and product information
  • Data interpretability for cost efficiency
  • Our vision on an efficient Data and Insight ecosystem

Alberto Pascual, Director, Data Science & Analytics, IDBS Ltd

10:35 - 11:25

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 – 12:00

INTEGRATING AI AND ROBOTICS FOR EFFICIENT DRUG DESIGN AND DISCOVERY

  • Combining generative AI, retrosynthesis and robots to discover new drugs faster

Quentin Perron, CSO and Co-Founder, Iktos

12:00 – 12:30

Digitization and Connectivity on the Path to Net - Zero

  • Unlocking hidden inefficiencies and waste in the enterprise
  • How digitization can speed up the path to Net-Zero

Priya Vijayakumar, CEO, WattIQ

12:30 – 13:00

Flexible lab space

  • Need for Flexibility in R&D environment for Life Sciences
  • How to incorporate flexibility in a R&D building
  • Solutions from startups to scaleups to corporates
  • Presentation of the Plus Ultra Leiden building
  • Smart Building technology

Johan van Gerven, Director Development, Kadans Science Partner

PLANNED INVESTMENT AREAS

  • Robotics Process Automation
  • Data Sciences and Analytics
  • Visualisation Tools
  • Asset Performance Management
  • Laboratory Process Automation
  • Transportation & Storage of Biological Materials
  • Laboratory equipment and Furniture
  • Asset Finance and Leasing
  • Sustainable Equipment, Materials and Decontamination Solutions
  • Labware Cleaning and Sterilization
  • Energy Efficiency Solutions
  • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality
  • Laboratory/Hardware Automation
  • Smart Lab Infrastructure
  • Mobile Robots
  • Cloud Computing
  • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
  • Informatics
  • Operational Excellence/Continuous Improvement
  • Quality Assurance / Quality Control
  • Laboratory Operations & Strategy
  • Regulation, Compliance & Validation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital Lab Consulting
  • Consulting for AI & ML adoption for Lab Automation
  • Waste Management Software
  • Sustainable Materials Management (SMM)
  • Net Zero Facilities
  • Environmental Management Solutions
  • Real Estate for Sustainable Labs of the Future

13:05 - 13:55

LUNCH

14:00 – 14:30

Lab Automation – High and Medium Throughput – Sanofi Strategy for Process Chemistry

  • End game strategy: Sanofi IA commitment
  • Implementation of lab automation and data management
  • Enrolling people for chemistry done by automates
  • Application across process chemistry

Alexis Charaudeau, Sisteron HTE leader CMC Synthetics – Process chemistry, Sanofi

14:30 - 15:00

Digital Transformation of Knowledge Generation

  • Blind spot of laboratory digital transformation efforts
  • The Knowledge Generation Process
  • Manual experimentation as critical bottleneck
  • Walk-away process automation in discovery and early development
  • Digital Transformation of Knowledge Generation

Krisztian Kaszas, Sr. Scientist Automation & Data Management, Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine

15:00 – 15:05

CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSE