Accelerate Product Release with New Developments in Bioprocessing

Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical, Drug Discovery & Development, Laboratory Technology,
  • Tuesday, May 04, 2021

The global pandemic has put pressure on all areas of the drug discovery and development pipeline. Having experienced the effects of reduced on-site access, the urgency for pharmaceutical and biotech companies to implement digital tools and platforms to support R&D has never been higher. For such laboratory digitization to be successful, a cross-organizational effort is needed, but this is not always easy to initiate and coordinate.

This 45-minute panel discussion will focus on bioprocess development, and our panel of automation and bioprocessing experts from UCB Pharma, Digital Lab Consulting, and Synthace will share with you their lessons and recommendations from various stages of their digitization journeys.

Register for the webinar today to learn all about the following:

  • Where and how to begin? Does digitization have to come from the top, or can you drive organizational change from the ground up?
  • What areas in bioprocess development are more suitable for quick wins and what has already been achieved?
  • How can the integration of laboratory automation and data be made easier to achieve?
  • How do you balance driving changes to how scientists work against pressure to deliver in a fast-paced organization?
  • How do you set time and resource expectations with your stakeholders?

Questions asked in the registration form and live questions on the day will also be covered.

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact directly with expert speakers to help you build on your own digitization strategies.



Dr. Alexandre Super, Data Scientist - Upstream Process Sciences, UCB Pharma

Alexandre currently works as a data scientist within the department of Upstream Process Sciences, leading data science initiatives to support CMC development, with a focus on late-stage development projects. Passionate about data science and visualization, he is actively developing and maintaining automated workflows in R for process data analysis, modelling and reporting. Alexandre holds a PhD in Biochemical Engineering from University College London, where he developed fully automated and instrumented microfluidic cell culture platforms for cell and gene therapies.

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Dr. Eliot Randle, MBA, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Digital Lab Consulting

Dr. Eliot Randle is a Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Digital Lab Consulting, an independent strategic and business consulting company, and is passionate about helping organizations to transform their business through better use of technology.

He has over 25 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, across the entire value chain from R&D to Manufacturing and Clinical. Eliot holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of Manchester, UK and an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK.

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Dr. Sarah James, Senior Field Application Scientist, Synthace

Sarah leads a team of Field Application Scientists at Synthace. Together, they work to understand their clients’ processes and develop solutions that utilize Antha, Synthace’s ground-breaking lab automation software. Prior to joining Synthace, Sarah was a Process Development Scientist at BASF. She focused on the development and optimization of biological control products and had a particular interest in process automation. Sarah holds a PhD in Microbiology and strives to use new and innovative technologies to solve complex scientific challenges.

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Adam Paton, Biologics Director, Synthace

Adam is the Biologics Director at Synthace, responsible for engaging with scientists to help deliver transformative projects around laboratory automation and data strategies. Originally a biologist, he has been involved with Life Sciences informatics for over 22 years having worked in enterprise implementation projects across multiple R&D sites to thousands of scientists. He is passionate about helping the community optimize workflows and allow them to gain insight into their work that is either currently not possible or a major challenge.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will be particularly useful for scientists and engineers working in:

  • Process Development
  • Upstream Development
  • Downstream Development
  • Analytical Development
  • Automation
  • Laboratory IT

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, you will find out:

  • How other organizations have implemented their laboratory digitization strategies
  • What techniques you could borrow to drive change in your own organization
  • Digital tools and platforms that you might want to try for your own team

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We are an interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, biologists, mathematicians, and bioprocess engineers, pioneering transformative ways of working digitally in biology.

Our Antha® platform enables experiments and lab workflows to be rapidly automated, and data from those workflows to be automatically integrated and aligned with the relevant experiment.

We are supported by world-class investors and collaborate with a growing ecosystem of partners who are driving forward the software, hardware, protocols and reagents needed to truly unlock biology’s potential.

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