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Late Night with LRIG: Rapid-Fire Innovation Session

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Sponsored by the Laboratory Robotics Interest Group, European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity for exhibiting companies to present their latest innovations in products and services impacting the life science and technology industry. Late Night with LRIG is a highly interactive evening that brings together all the constituent audiences participating at SLAS2018. Take part in this open discussion among exhibitors and attendees!

Late Night with LRIG: Rapid-Fire Innovation Session
Monday, February 5, 2018 – 6:00 -8:00 pm
San Diego Convention Center
Room 8

This session offers quick, discerning information-bites from approximately 15 companies or institutions serving the many industries within the fields of life science and technology.

This is specifically a venue for companies to showcase their latest products and technology improvements.
For attendees, this session provides an efficient forum for learning about news and trends on the commercial front allowing attendees to then visit the participating companies as they choose during their remaining time at SLAS2018. Seating will be limited on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free simply requiring all participants to register as an exhibit-only attendee. Drinks are provided.

Rapid-Fire Innovation Program Outline:
The program consists of three 40 or-so minute sessions. Each session will be moderated by one of the following organizational leaders:

Andy Zaayenga, Managing Director, SmarterLab, Laboratory Automation Consulting
Mike Biros, Founder, Cellerynt Group / LRIG San Diego Chair
Steve Rees, Vice-President, Screening Sciences and Sample Management at AstraZeneca / LRIG Board Member

Rules for Presenters:
Each presentation may be up to 6 minutes in length and contain up to four slides. There will be 2 minutes for questions-and-answers following each presentation. Participating companies are encouraged to cover the following topics:

  • How is this different from previously-offered products? How does it compare to similar products offered by competitors?
  • Why is this capability important?
  • What problems had to be overcome to make it a reality?
  • On what day was it commercially released?
  • What is list price? (optionsl)
  • What is best way to get more information? (stop by booth in exhibit all, website, handouts)

Application Instructions:

The application period is now closed. If you need assistance, please contact Mary Geismann at

The selection process:
The session moderators will qualify and select companies for participation based on applications received. It is in the best interest of applicants to fully complete the application including all of the questions mentioned above1

Inclusive, but not limited to, the moderator's decision criteria may be prioritized by:

  • Thoroughness in answering questions listed above;
  • Likelihood to be of interest to SLAS2018 attendees;
  • Impact on the field of life sciences and technology;
  • Technical originality;
  • Product availability;
  • Seminal integration and of automation and screening strategies.

Upon selection:
Upon selection into the program, presenters agree to:

  • Provide presentation slides as requested no later than Friday January 19, 2018— no exceptions.
  • Any slides not received by the deadline may be dropped from the program.


Mary Geismann SLAS Senior Manager, Member Services
1.630.256.SLAS (7527), ext. 109


1 SLAS and LRIG reserve the right to select and deselect any company at any given time. All decisions are final. Subject to change. Rules, regulations and guidelines are subject to change at the discretion of the SLAS Board of Directors in accordance with bylaws, polices, and procedures.

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