May 17, 2013, Billerica, MA — EMD Millipore, the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany, today announced the first Lab Water Virtual Conference, June 4-5, 2013.
The conference theme, “The Lab of Tomorrow, Bringing the Future to Life Today,” will bring industry experts from around the world to discuss the drivers for change and the future of the laboratory, the evolving need for more advanced automation and innovation, and worldwide trends and insights into the life sciences industry.
The virtual conference will start at 9:00 a.m. with a live opening plenary and will feature live conferences and discussion forums throughout the day until 5:30 p.m. (EST in North America / CEST in CEMEA).
June 4 in North America (EST)
June 5 in CEMEA (CEST)
9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
The conference will start with a live keynote address entitled, “Drivers for Change and the Future of the Lab,” featuring global industry leader and guest speaker Tim Studt, Editorial Director for Advantage Business Media (ABM), Science Group. Tim's career spans over 25 years with ABM where he has collected and analyzed data, trends and insights in the life science industry.
This will be followed by a live webinar and discussion forum on "Towards the Lab of the Future" with guest speaker Dr. Ian Watkins, Director Strategic Planning - Strategic & Market Insights for Lab Solutions, EMD Millipore.
"Laboratories worldwide are facing complex challenges around balancing increasing workloads with constraints in available resources. We see that continuing. We will make some predictions about how these challenges will be addressed, towards the lab of the future, and we will interact with our virtual conference participants to get their views,” commented Dr. Watkins.
The conference will also feature industry leaders and guest speakers from world-renowned university laboratories who will help to introduce new data. Live webinars followed by question-and-answer sessions will include such topics as:
"Bacterial Contamination in Clinical Analyzers" featuring guest speakers: Barbara Bodner, Manager Microbiology, Molecular Pathology and HLA, Loyola University Health Systems; and Dr. Stéphane Mabic, Worldwide Trainer, Merck Millipore.
"How Ultrapure Water Minimizes Risk of Contamination in ICP-MS and LC-MS/MS Analyses" featuring guest speakers: Dr. Yinfa Ma, Curator's Teaching Professor, Department of Chemistry, Missouri University of Science; and Technology and Dr. Maricar Tarun-Dube.
The Lab Water Virtual Conference will also include the Lab Water Exhibit Hall featuring live application specialists who will be available to discuss your application needs in the laboratory and answer any questions you might have. They will provide the latest information on the science and life industry with published articles, abstracts and posters.
Finally, the virtual conference will also host a Sponsor Hall featuring publishers and industry experts from some of the leading life and science publications, including Advantage Business Media, Lab Manager, The Scientist, LCGC and SelectScience.com.
To register for the Lab Water Virtual Conference 2013 and review the agenda, list of speakers and events, visit the dedicated website at http://engage.vevent.com/rt/laboftomorrowvec~registration
KGaA, in which the Merck family holds an approximately 70% interest and free shareholders own the remaining approximately 30%. In 1917 the U.S. subsidiary Merck & Co. was expropriated and has been an independent company ever since.
About EMD Millipore
EMD Millipore is the Life Science division of Merck KGaA of Germany and offers a broad range of innovative, performance products, services and business relationships that enable our customers' success in research, development and production of biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies. Through dedicated collaboration on new scientific and engineering insights, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the Life Science Tools industry, EMD Millipore serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.
Headquartered in Billerica, Massachusetts, the division has around 10,000 employees, operations in 66 countries and 2012 revenues of €2.6 billion. EMD Millipore is known as Merck Millipore outside of the U.S. and Canada.