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FESTO Lab Automation Symposium

February 3 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm PST


8:30 AM Registration Open

Morning Session

10:00 AM Welcome and Introduction
Steve Fitterer, Industry Segment Manager – Laboratory Automation at Festo Corporation
Wolfgang Trautwein, Business Development Manager – MedLab at Festo Corporation
10:20 AM Strategies for Integrating DNA/RNA/Exosome Biomarker Diagnostics with Clinical Lab Automation
Dr. Michael Heller, University of California – San Diego
10:50 AM AC Electrokinetics: Novel and Rapid Method of Qualification of Circulating Nucleic Acids from Plasma
Dr. Raj Krishnan, CEP at Biological Dynamics
11:20 AM Break
11:35 AM Dual Flow Chromatography for Automated Protein and DNA Sample Preparation
Douglas T. Gjerde, PhD
12:05 PM What Could be Driving the Lab of the Future and is „The Smart Lab“ Really a Thing?
Paul Kendall, Industry Sector Specialist – Laboratory Automation and Medical at Festo Corporation
12:40 PM Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

2:00 PM Managing Automation Data in the Lab of the Future
David Dambman, BioSero
2:30 PM A Microfluidics Workflow for Sample Preparation for Next-Generation DNA Sequencing
Adam Snider, PhD Graduate Student representing PerkinElmer
3:00PM Speaker Information to Come Soon
3:30 PM Turning Projects into Products with the Help of your Supplier
Niels Kruize, Synchron
4:00 PM Closing Remarks
4:15 PM University Tours
5:00 PM Cocktail Reception / First Shuttle Back to Hotel(s)
7:00 PM Final Shuttle Back to Hotel(s)


February 3
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Atkinson Hall, UCSD
9500 Gilman Dr.
San Diego, CA 92093 United States
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