PLA2023USA: Use Cases of Advanced Lab Digitalization

advanced lab digitalization session at Paperless lab academy USA

In an era dominated by technological innovation, the implementation of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) is one of the most important catalysts for digital transformation in laboratories. Although some LIMS solutions have been available in the laboratory informatics market for several decades, most laboratories are still discovering the full potential of their capabilities. Those companies that have been on the path of digitalization for some times are facing new choices as they seek to gain even more value from their LIMS systems.

In this particular session we will go through real-word cases and discover from one hand the approaches of Boehringer Ingelheim and Catalent Pharma going global with their LIMS, where standardisation and  harmonisation are key factors for the success.

Leveraging cross-business synergies as pathway to digitalisation

Karen Smalara Boehringer IngelheimPresenting Karen Smalara, Senior Principal Software Engineer at Boehringer Ingelheim

Karen is an experienced Senior Principal Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceuticals industry. She´s skilled in International Project Management, Requirements Analysis, Databases, Software Documentation, and Software Development.  She is a strong engineering professional with a Master focused in Information Technology from Virginia Tech.

The case of the MyLIMS program currently under way at Boehringer Ingelheim will be presented as a pragmatic approach to address the digitalisation of two apparently diverse businesses such as Animal Health and Biopharma with one holistic template-driven solution which brings significant benefits in terms of simplification of the application landscape, and is the foundation for ongoing and future integration with ERP, MES, LES , CDS and paperless mobile-based sample handling.

Managing Change in Multiple Laboratories: LIMS Deployments and the Benefits of Standardization

Geoffrey Trullinger Paperless lab academy usaPresenting Geoffrey Trullinger , IT Global Lab Automation Software Operations Manager @ Catalent Pharma Solutions

Geoffrey is the Software Operations Manager for Catalent’s Global Laboratory Automation team and has a background in laboratory informatics, laboratory operations, and IT quality/validation.  He has experience implementing laboratory systems, ranging from specialized benchtop instrumentation to multi-site LIMS and chromatography systems, working with a variety of different laboratories and systems.  His approach focuses on the way that software can improve workflows, standardize processes, and reduce risk.

Effective change management is crucial when deploying a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to multiple laboratories.  This presentation will explore key strategies and best practices for navigating the complex process of LIMS deployments, including determining lab readiness, identifying opportunities for standardization, and maximizing user adoption.  Join us as we delve into the essentials of change management to drive your successful LIMS deployment journey.

On the other hand, completing this session a special use case from Regenxbio where strategic integration is here key.

Advanced digitalization of QC-Micro Processes

Caitlin Harrison Regenxbio at Paperless Lab Academy USAPresenting Caitlin Harrison, Sr. Manager, QC Microbiology @ REGENXBIO, Inc.

Caitlin is an experienced Quality professional with over 12 years’ experience, specialized in Quality Control Microbiology in the pharma industry. Experience with implementation and validation of several different computer systems, focusing on development of MODA-EM for the QC lab and integration with processing equipment and external monitoring systems for automatic data migration.

Utilizing real-world examples, Caitlin Harrison will showcase the transformative impact achieve through strategic digital integration at a Cell & Gene Therapy organization. Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the critical role of a robust digital strategy, elevated capabilities achieved through the innovative & proactive application of the MODA® platform. How digital transformation can enable companies to maintain a competitive edge.

This session will be held at the Paperless Lab Academy® USA Chapter on Day 1, November 15th from 14:00 to 15:30.


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