SLAS Announces Partnership with AseBio, Innovation AveNEW Opportunity at BioSpain 2021

For Immediate Release

Oak Brook, IL (July 26, 2021) – The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is proud to partner with the Spanish Bioindustry Association (AseBio) with an international collaboration supporting the intersection of economic, technological and business areas of biotechnology and biomedicine.

As part of this partnership, SLAS will support BioSpain 2021 as a sponsor between September 27 and October 1, 2021 in Pamplona-Iruña, Spain. A part of European Biotech Week, BioSpain 2021 is one of the largest biotechnology events in Europe with 200 exhibitors representing more than 700 companies. The digital event will be held in English and offer on-demand presentations over the course of four days. BioSpain will also include an SLAS-sponsored Innovation AveNEW session, where one company will be selected to participate in Innvoation AveNEW at the SLAS2022 International Conference and Exhibition in Boston or SLAS Europe 2022 in Dublin.

SLAS CEO Vicki Loise is looking forward to the collaboration with AseBio: “This partnership will enhance both of our efforts to support and grow the life sciences start-up community and offer cutting-edge education. SLAS looks forward to continuing to build our community in Spain and especially looks forward to hosting its Europe Conference in Barcelona again in 2024.”

Loise will participate in on a panel entitled, “The Role of Associations as Industry Growth Drivers: Achievements & Future Strategies” on Monday, September 27. SLAS will also be represented in a session on Wednesday, September 29, “Advancing Towards Smarter Screening & Drug Development: Innovations in High Throughput Screening Platforms.”

Ion Arocena, CEO of AseBio, is also confident about the partnership: “Scientific research and discovery through laboratory technology is a key area for AseBio members and for the development of the biotech industry. Our partnership with SLAS will allow us to work together on common goals, create business and scientific opportunities for our members through our events and contribute to SLAS’s global community building efforts. We are extremely thankful for SLAS’s support with BioSpain as we are eager to contribute to the SLAS European Conference and Exhibition success in Spain in 2024.”

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About SLAS

SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government life sciences researchers and the developers and providers of laboratory automation technology. The SLAS mission is to bring together researchers in academia, industry and government to advance life sciences discovery and technology via education, knowledge exchange and global community building.

About Elsevier and society partnerships

AseBio, the Spanish Bioindustry Association, brings together and represents the interests of companies, associations, foundations, universities, technology and research centers that work in the field of biotechnology in Spain. Founded in 1999, AseBio works closely with regional, national and European legislative bodies, as well as with social organizations that are committed to using biotechnology to improve citizens’ quality of life, environmental sustainability, economic development and skilled job creation.



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