Sample management is the bedrock of every phase of chemical and biological discovery. The past year has tested both academic and industrial programs and even in the best of times, there’s room for improvement in our processes. This year’s program will focus on best practices, lessons learned and new trends in sample management with an emphasis on the impact and potential of emerging technologies and applications of automation. We will also address the business of sample management as it pertains to mergers and acquisitions, the pros and cons of outsourcing and growing challenges in our supply chain. The SLAS 2021 Americas Sample Management Symposium welcomes all compound and sample management professionals – both in the lab and in leadership – to obtain fresh perspectives and share innovative solutions to challenges in these domains.
Topics will include:
Rob Handfield, Ph.D.
Executive Director of Supply Chain Resource Cooperative and Bank of America University Distinguished Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management
Poole College of Management
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC, USA)