12 episodes

Lab automation has the ability to transform your lab and take it to the next level. This weekly podcast brings in global experts across multiple functions: automation experts, entrepreneurs, people & change management consultants, marketing gurus as well as people in the lab! Listen to stories as we chat about topics such as how to get started, why starting small is ok, how your lab team can make or break your solution, how it can boost innovation, how it can transform your lab irrespective of your size, why it sometimes fails & how to avoid the pitfalls, calculating your ROI and more! 

Lab Automation 101 Alex Antypas

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Lab automation has the ability to transform your lab and take it to the next level. This weekly podcast brings in global experts across multiple functions: automation experts, entrepreneurs, people & change management consultants, marketing gurus as well as people in the lab! Listen to stories as we chat about topics such as how to get started, why starting small is ok, how your lab team can make or break your solution, how it can boost innovation, how it can transform your lab irrespective of your size, why it sometimes fails & how to avoid the pitfalls, calculating your ROI and more! 

    Asset Management & Tracking

    Asset Management & Tracking

    Have you ever considered the cost of lost lab equipment or consumables?


    It's more common than you think and it's costing labs all over the US, thousands of dollars and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars.

    Steven Corbesero - the Director of Products & Solutions - at Machine Q talks us through:

     - What asset management and tracking is and what it entails
    -  Why it's important for labs of all sizes to be able to track their assets
    -  How the IoT is helping to shape advancements in asset management & tracking
    -  What asset management & tracking looks like in the lab
    -  How labs can leverage the technology available
    - What the lab of the future looks like

    • 26 min
    Re-Envisioning the Lab

    Re-Envisioning the Lab

    This episode welcome Colton Wimmer from Byonoy, a young & ambitious company based in Hamburg, Germany that are set out to re-envision the lab as we know it.

    Have a listen to Colton, the Chief Sales Officer of Byonoy, as he discusses:
    -The main challenges he faces in his role
    -  What re-envisioning the lab actually means and how he and his team are working creatively to bring that vision to life
    -The Absorbance 96 Automate, product winner of the New Product Award at SLAS 2023 & how it fits into their re-envisioning of the lab, as well as why it is a useful tool to have in every lab
    -  His thoughts on technology and the innovation process

    • 33 min
    Tech + Bio = Healthcare

    Tech + Bio = Healthcare

    Some people use adjectives to describe themselves, others use equations!  Either way, we think it’s pretty cool and that’s how we’d describe our most recent guest on the Lab Automation 101 podcast - Keltoum Boukra from the London Biofoundry.  

    She’s most definitely the coolest Robotics Engineer we know!
    Calling in from a wet & cold London have a listen as Keltoum chats about:
    -How the London Biofoundry supports innovation and how she’s working on a virtual reality project in the lab
    -  What drives her passion for healthcare
    -Her equation: Tech + Bio = Healthcare - what it means and how she works on bringing it to life
    -   Her thoughts on automation and the innovation process
    -  The Imperial X project as well as how she uses Chat GPT on the job
    -  Challenges in her role as a robotics engineer
    -    What the future of the lab looks like
    -   Her lab automation pitch to those stuck on manual processes 

    • 30 min
    The Nerd Who Loves Automation!

    The Nerd Who Loves Automation!

    Coming to you from an agricultural spot in Northern Germany (or as Florian describes it, the “middle of nowhere”) have a listen to the very witty and delightful Florian Werner of AniCon Labor GmbH, talk about:
    -Why he is so excited and passionate about lab automation
    -How lab automation is actually an effective strain remover
    -His thoughts on automation & innovation in the lab
    -How to calculate an effective ROI for your customers
    -The development of lab automation and the impact of artificial intelligence like ChatGPT
    - His advice for those starting out in lab automation 

    • 28 min
    Scientists & Lab Automation

    Scientists & Lab Automation

    Kicking off season 2 is Saba Khan from Tiger Team Lab Consultancy Group, based in Manchester UK.
    Have a listen as Saba chats about:
    -Her observations on the struggles/challenges faced by scientists in the lab
    -How automation can help in that regard
    -Why there is resistance to automated solutions – particularly in an academic      environment - & steps that can be taken to help
    -Identifying labs that are open to automation
    -The ingredients needed for a successful implementation of an automated lab solution

    • 26 min
    Disrupting Lab Automation with Genie Life Sciences

    Disrupting Lab Automation with Genie Life Sciences

    This is a 2-for-1 special with Meghan Bouchie and Denis Knjazzihin of Genie Life Sciences joining us to share their passion, stories and insights about all things lab automation.

    Have a listen as they chat about:
    - Why they saw the need to disrupt the world of lab automation & how they set about doing so
    - Whether automation is a precursor for innovation in the lab
    - Why some labs, stuck on manual processes, are resistant to change
    - Their views on how the lab automation industry can work together to bring about change and increase automation adoption rates
     - What the future of automation looks like 10 years from now

    • 31 min

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