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9:00 am Welcome Coffee

9:30 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Excellent Laboratory Facilities Management

9:40 am Lab Operations & Facilities Management – Continuous Improvement


  • Three years on – an overview of Biomarin’s R&D facility
  • The relationship between lab operations and facility management: the need for reassessment based on your asset utilizations, workflows and resource planning
  • How can you drive flexibility to optimize space and continuous improvements?

10:10 am Innovation Talk: The Digital Connected Lab, Internet of Lab Things (IoLT)

  • Dave Levy Global Service Advisor, PerkinElmer


This will cover on the impacts on:

      • Instrument Lifecycle Planning
      • Data Reproducibility and Quality
      • Data Protection

10:25 am Strategic Lab Facilities Management – Expansion and Relocation

  • Jeff Barbee Director, Operations-Facilities , Vertex Pharmaceuticals


  • Programing and design of an expanding lab facility
  • Transition planning – keys to success
  • Vertex’s story in transitioning from a 80,000 sq ft lab facilities to 170,000 sq ft – challenges and lessons learned

10:55 am Panel Debate: Excellent Integrated FM – What Does It Take?

  • John Rey Senior Vice President - Engineering, Able Services
  • Steve Morin Senior Engineering Manager, Able Services
  • Allison Owen LRL Procurement, Eli Lilly & Company
  • Steve Tushup Director, Lab Operations, SSF MRL Site Operations Lead, Merck
  • Renato Pedroso Head of Engineering & HSE, Novartis
  • John Sia Sr. Facilities Asset Assistant, Regeneron


  • In or outsourcing for FM? What should FM managers be looking for when they contract out?
  • Competence of FM providers in the LS industry
  • Reliable operation in scientific labs is key. How can we reduce unexpected downtime?
  • EH&S: stakeholders’ (grants and funding) expectations continue to increase in regards to governance, risk, compliance and transparency

11:25 am Morning Refreshments

Your Equipment & Asset Fleet Lifecycle

11:55 am Innovation Talk: Increase Lab Productivity with a Requisition-to-Inventory Workflow which Researchers Love

12:10 pm The Rise of Hybrid Model – Asset Maintenance Program & Future Opportunities

  • John Sia Sr. Facilities Asset Assistant, Regeneron


  • Regeneron’s journey in transforming asset maintenance – what happened? And what now?
  • How to provide a better internal customer experience? Faster response rate and better equipment servicing through re-classifying and tagging your assets, and working with your suppliers
  • Data driven approach to understand your asset status and KPIs for OEMS
  • Opportunities ahead: gaining clarity of total cost ownership of equipment overtime, inventory management and asset standardization

12:40 pm REUZEit™ Unveiled – A Complete End-of-Life Asset Management Software + Service Platform


The unique model we created to solve for an organization’s;

  • Lack of effective global visibility for surplus/idle assets, causing redundant spending
  • Highly inefficient process and lack of global access for asset redeployment and resale
  • Expertise gaps in end-to-end capital recovery, compliance, and asset transition execution
  • PLUS, review REUZEit in action: How one Global Life Sciences and Contract Pharma Manufacturing Organization achieved 8-figure net cash benefits with REUZEit™

12:55 pm Networking Lunch

1:55 pm OEM Contract Consolidation: A Business Case Applied to QC Lab Equipment


  • Defining your asset maintenance program
  • Building a relationship with OEM
  • Reducing response time and equipment downtime

A Smooth & Compliant Lab Operation 24/7

2:25 pm Development & Implementation of CLIA/GxP Standards in the Clinical Laboratory

  • Amara Siva Vice President, Laboratory Operations, Millennium Health, LLC


  • Driving operational efficiency in a clinical lab setting while still ensuring quality
  • Best practices in laboratory operations management

2:55 pm You Can Be a Coder Too! Build Your Own LIMS to Drive Lab Operations Efficiency

  • Amanda Allen Global Lab Operations Manager, Dewpoint Therapeutics


  • The importance of a fit-for-purpose LIMS platform for biotech
    » What is a LIMS/ELN?
    » Problems with traditional LIMS/ELN? From cost to implementation and adoption
  • An integrated system to track your assets and lab operations to enhance efficiency
  • Flexibility and adaptability – get ready for scale-up
    » Using low-code/no-code (SaaS) platforms for LIMS/ELN
  • Other uses for no-code platforms – it’s not just for the lab!

3:25 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Summit