Lab Innovation & Excellence (Labs) 2019
- 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
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
The University of Auckland Science building reconstruction has been increasingly recognised in recent times. As part of the build, new lab spaces were designed to encourage collaboration.
- Designing a collaborative space between research professionals and lab professionals – how has the new build enhanced this
- Discussing the features of a lab – how are these improving efficiencies
James Mooney, Principal, Architectus
- 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?
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.
- 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
- Compressed gas or cryogenic liquids
- The need for good leak tightness to avoid air contamination in the gas line
- Choice of gas delivery system for uninterrupted gas supply
- Auto gas re-ordering with telemetry system
- A unique new technology to 3D print the very small
- Rapid prototyping of complex miniature devices
- Showcasing meaningful workforce engagement and consultation
- Change management strategies that work
- What should be avoided when implementing change?
- Measuring the effectives of change management throughout the process
Part 18 of the Health & Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations, focusses specifically on laboratories in New Zealand. In this session, WorkSafe will break-down and discuss its application for laboratories.
- Studying part 18 of the Health & Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations and what this means for lab professionals
- Managing processes through the supply chain to ensure practices are in alignment with the regulation
- 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
- Looking into recent and new emerging technology and understanding what the risks associated with it are
- Providing answers and the tools that can be used to reduce the risks using both traditional methods as well as new methods such as occupational exposure banding
- Highlighting risks from new substances, bioenergy, energy applications of biotechnology and nanomaterials and more
- 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
- 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
- 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