Member Meet-Ups


Upcoming Meet-Ups

SLAS Technology Idea Exchange: Pitching to Stakeholders

August 31
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT

Moderated By:
Ira Hoffman
Chief Executive Officer 
HighRes Biosolutions

Marcin Paduch, Ph.D. 
Executive Director, Discovery Sciences and Technology

Pitching to stakeholders is a necessary soft skill used daily that requires excellent presentation, listening and negotiation skills. Pitching to a stakeholder can take many forms like, presenting your products or services to a customer, suggesting a new assay or automation platform idea to your manager or describing your company's value proposition to potential investors.

Join this session moderated by Ira Hoffman (HighRes Biosolutions) and Marcin Paduch, Ph.D. (xilis), as they discuss:

  • Why the ability to pitch to a stakeholder is vital
  • Why the skill needs continuous development
  • More examples of pitching to stakeholders

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SLAS Meet-Up

"Mind the Gap" Between Pre-clinical and Clinical Assessment: The Need for More Physiologically Relevant Models 

September 6
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
SUN bioscience SA
EPFL Innovation Park, Lausanne, Switzerland

Can biological complexity meet the need for standardization?

The need to decrease the drug attrition rate while reducing the use of animal experimentation has led to the development of more complex test systems including multicellular models, three dimensional cultures and organ-on-a-chip. The increasing complexity required to better resemble the functionality of human tissues/organs, while enabling the evaluation of more physiologically relevant endpoints, has also introduced several new challenges concerning their final application in the industry. New in vitro methods must, in fact, be designed, developed and performed to ensure they fit the purpose and their performance (Accuracy, Precision, Sensitivity, Specificity and Repeatability) must be thoroughly assessed.

The event is limited to 60 attendees.


1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Exhibit setup

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. Guest arrival and registration

4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Welcome, SLAS Introduction and presentations

6:00 p.m.  Apéro


  • Solution Provider – Nathalie Brandenberg, Ph.D., SUN bioscience, on advanced model examples (organoids) and clinical applications
  • Solution User – Nikolche Gjorevski, Ph.D., Roche Institute for Translational Bioengineering, working on physiologically relevant models for toxicity assessment
  • Regulatory Affairs – Els Adriaens, Ph.D., Ghent University, will discuss the regulatory aspects of complex models and new assays
  • Funding Entities – Annie Moisan, Ph.D., HOPE (Human Organs, Physiology, and Engineering) Program Director at Wellcome Leap

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