Lab Innovation & Excellence (Labs) 2019

Agenda

SHAPING NEW ZEALAND'S SCIENCE INDUSTRY: TRENDS AND OUTLOOK
8.30
Coffee & registration
8.50
Opening remarks from the Chair
Veema Lodhia, Technical Team Lead Exercise Science & School of Psychology, University of Auckland
9.00
International keynote: Designing the lab of the future | The Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute was awarded the 2017 Laboratory Award of the year recognising and commending their lab design. In this session, Nick Carter, will discuss the approach taken to design their innovative laboratory. 

  • Encouraging a highly collaborative environment within the lab – how did The Francis Crick Institute achieve this 
  • Showcasing the role technologies play in the design 

Nick Carter will be joining us live from the UK and delivering a video presentation

Nick Carter, Director of Facilities and Infrastructure, The Francis Crick Institute
9.30
Keynote: Developing New Zealand’s science industry and the role laboratories play in this sector
  • Understanding where New Zealand’s science industry sits globally
  • Fostering New Zealand’s potential for innovation within the science industry
  • Highlighting the trends that is shaping New Zealand’s science industry
  • Enabling greater engagement between the research and labs industries
Prof. Gary Evans, Chief Science Advisor, MBIE
10.20
Case study: University of Auckland Science building

The University of Auckland Science building reconstruction has been increasingly recognised in recent times. Encouraging collaboration within and between user groups was an important aspect of the design intent for this building. In this respect, consideration of the connections between working spaces and the shared spaces around them is perhaps more important than the features provided within the research spaces themselves.  

Roger Lins, Strategic Project Manager, Faculty of Science & University of Auckland
James Mooney, Principal, Architectus
11.00
Morning break
11.30
Innovation and entrepreneurship within the laboratory industry
  • Shedding insight into the innovation opportunities available in New Zealand’s laboratory industry
  • Understanding the link between innovation and research and development
  • How is innovation driving the growth of New Zealand’s laboratory industry?
Dr Zahra Champion, Executive Director, BIOTechNZ
12.10
Thought leaders’ panel: An in-depth discussion on laboratories in NZ and globally

This session follows on from the morning’s topics putting forward thought leaders to continue the discussion on research, innovation, technology and sustainability within the laboratory industry in New Zealand.

Prof. Gary Evans, Chief Science Advisor, MBIE
Dr Zahra Champion, Executive Director, BIOTechNZ
Roger Lins, Strategic Project Manager, Faculty of Science & University of Auckland
James Mooney, Principal, Architectus
12.50
Lunch
1.45
IMPROVING EFFICIENCIES IN LABORATORIES
1.50
Machines don’t rest but they do wee | Use of automation at Pathlab
  • Increasing workload and centralisation meant the existing system was no longer suitable - how to best accommodate the changing work environment? Planning the processes and tasks that require automation
  • Implementation and workflow logistics are never quite as you expect. How to refine and develop the new work environment?
  • There is always something new on the horizon. Keeping an open mind, seek the best, and embrace change
Murray Robinson, Lead of Speciality, Microbiology & Molecular Diagnostics, Pathlab
2.30
Reflections on the supply of laboratory gases over the past 25 years and how digitalisation and other mega-trends will shape the next 25 years
  • Gas supply option developments – from high pressure cylinders to micro-bulk
  • Accreditation evolution – from ISO9001 to ISO Guide 34:2016
  • Gas supply automation – from reactive alarms to predictive gas management
  • Progressive digitalisation – from the on/off control valve to the smartphone ‘Apps’ of today
  • Mega-trends shaping the future – safety, space, staff, speed, stock, surity & simplicity

Stephen will be joining us live from Germany via video link

Stephen Harrison, Managing Director, SBH4
3.10
Afternoon break
3.40
Micro 3D printing for new high value opportunities | Callaghan Innovation

Rapid prototyping of complex miniature devices and a unique new technology to 3D print the very small!

Andrea Bubendorfer, Principal Scientist and Team Leader Molecular Sensing and Microfabrication, Callaghan Innovation
4.20
Change leadership: implementing new process in laboratories the right way
  •  The critical first step for meaningful process improvements
  • Strategies to enable improvements specifically in labs
  • How our scientific minds enable misguided and common errors to embedding an improvement culture
  • Better measures that drive the right behaviours, throughout our processes
Darcy Mellsop, Director, ci lab
5.00
Closing remarks from the Chair and Networking drinks
AN IN-DEPTH LOOK INTO HSNO FIR THE LABORATORY INDUSTRY IN NEW ZEALAND
9.00
Welcome back from the Chair
9.10
Automation in labs
Tim Brown, Director, Business Development, Intellitech Automation Ltd
10.00
Practical applications of part 18 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017
  • Understanding how to apply part 18 of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017 in your lab
  • Highlighting what the laboratories are struggling with and solutions to overcome these
  • Key takeaways that can be implemented in laboratories immediately
Jaime MacDonald, General Manager, QEC
10.50
Morning break
HEALTH AND SAFETY AND WELL-BEING IN LABS
11.30
Purified water for laboratories: types of purified water, purification technologies and designing efficient purification solution
  • Understanding water quality standards
  • Determining impurities that matter to your lab and how to remove them
  • Efficient water purification design for your lab’s needs
Bella Lee, Sales Specialist - Scientific Instrumentation Technology, DKSH
12.10
Laboratory equipment and operation: risk, and ISO and IEC standards
  • Understanding the standards development process
  • New Zealand involvement in the process
  • Testing or calibration laboratories versus medical laboratories
  • Laboratory risk, including human factors: its assessment and management
Chris Peace, Principal Consultant, Risk Management Ltd
12.50
Lunch break
1.50
The importance of ‘basic’ lab skills: a look into liquid handling and ISO 8655
  • Overview of why it is critical not to overlook ‘basic’ and assumed experimental technique
  • Helping technicians understand the importance of liquid handling
  • An in-depth look into ISO 8655 – what do you need to know?
  • Implementing methods to improve liquid handling skills in the lab
Alexandra Medway, Technical Specialist, MICRONZ
2.30
Case study: Implementing a well-being program for laboratory staff | Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
  • Championing a well-being program to advocate for lab professionals’ health – how is Fisher & Paykel Healthcare achieving this?
  • Highlighting improvements in efficiencies and delivery of tasks
Prudence Murray, Process Manager - Clinical & Post Market Surveillance, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare
3.10
Closing remarks from the Chair and end of Conference
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