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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!

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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!

    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
    Recruitment & Retention and the role of lab automation

    Recruitment & Retention and the role of lab automation

    Listen to Ian Cooper of BioMed Recruitment chat about lab automation from a recruitment & retention perspective.  We cover a number of key points including:

    - Key trends emerging in the labor market post-Covid

    - What applicants in the lab space are looking for in an employer

    - Why working from home is here to stay and how to make it manageable

    - How lab automation can help in regards to the recruitment of the right candidate and help retain talent

     - Looking forward to 2023 and how the labor market is shaping up

    - Bonus World Cup winner predictions! :-) 

    • 29 min
    A Course in Lab Automation - preparing students & labs for the future

    A Course in Lab Automation - preparing students & labs for the future

    This one is exciting as we chat to another international guest - Jordi Puigvert , the Associate Professor of Preclinical Drug Discovery at the University of Uppsala in Sweden.  Listen as Jordi shows his passion and excitement for lab automation and touches on a variety of topics including: 
    How he sees & defines lab automation  What his course in lab automation at the University entails, the challenges in setting it up and why offering such a course is needed for the futureWhether labs stuck on manual processes risk being left behind as more labs adopt automationHow automation can help with innovation and creativityThe goal of automation & autonomous experiments 

    • 24 min
    Lab automation dependency & measuring your ROI with Dan Lord of Flow Robotics

    Lab automation dependency & measuring your ROI with Dan Lord of Flow Robotics

    Listen to our first international guest, Dan Lord of Flow Robotics all the way from “sunny” Manchester in England, share his experiences and insights on a number of topics including:
    What lab automation means to him Why even a "perfect" lab that is dominant in manual processes, needs to consider automationHow to identify where to get startedWhether labs can become too dependent on automation How labs can measure the ROI of their automated solution & why qualitative aspects have to be considered

    • 20 min

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