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SLAS Welcomes New Scientific Director: Cassandravictoria "Vic" Innocent, Ph.D.
October 1, 2021

SLAS Welcomes New Scientific Director: Cassandravictoria "Vic" Innocent, Ph.D.

The Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), is pleased to announce that Cassandravictoria Innocent ("Vic") has joined SLAS as its Scientific Director, effective October 1.

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<em>SLAS Technology's</em> October Issue Featuring "Establishment of a Robust Platform for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research Using Maholo LabDroid" Now Available
September 29, 2021

SLAS Technology's October Issue Featuring "Establishment of a Robust Platform for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research Using Maholo LabDroid" Now Available

The October edition of SLAS Technology features the cover article, “Establishment of a Robust Platform for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research Using Maholo LabDroid” by Miho Sasamata, Daisuke Shimojo, Haruna Sasaki-Iwaoka, Yukiko Yamagishi, Ph.D. (Astellas Pharma Inc., Tsukuba-shi, Ibaraki, Japan), Hiromitsu Fuse, Yohei Nishi, Hidetoshi Sakurai, M.D., Ph.D., and Tatsutoshi Nakahata (Center for iPS Cell Research and Application (CiRA), Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan).

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<em>SLAS Discovery's</em> October Special Collection "2nd Annual SBI2 High-Content Imaging and Informatics: Joint Special Collection with SBI2 & SLAS" Just Released
September 29, 2021

SLAS Discovery's October Special Collection "2nd Annual SBI2 High-Content Imaging and Informatics: Joint Special Collection with SBI2 & SLAS" Just Released

The October edition of SLAS Discovery is a Special Collection highlighting the 2nd Annual SBI2 High-Content Imaging and Informatics meeting. This joint Special Collection between SBI2 and SLAS features the cover article, "Advances in High-Content Imaging and Informatics: A Joint Special Collection with Society for Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics and SLAS" by Justin D. Boyd, Ph.D. (Vaxxinity) and Ann F. Hoffman (GlaxoSmithKline).

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The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Announces its  Europe Conference Life Science and Technology Awards
September 22, 2021

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) Announces its Europe Conference Life Science and Technology Awards

A variety of scientific discovery and technology awards were presented during SLAS Europe 2021 Digital Conference and Exhibition, which took place June 23-25 online. The annual European forum of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening bestowed the Ignite Award to the most promising new startup company, the New Product Award, SLAS Tony B. Academic Awards and Student Poster Awards.

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<em>SLAS Discovery's</em> September Special Collection "Applications of Biophysics in Early Drug Discovery" Now Available
August 31, 2021

SLAS Discovery's September Special Collection "Applications of Biophysics in Early Drug Discovery" Now Available

The September edition of SLAS Discovery is a Special Collection featuring the cover article, "Applications of Biophysics in Early Drug Discovery" by Geoffrey A. Holdgate (AstraZeneca, Macclesfield, UK) and Christian Bergsdorf, Ph.D. (Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland).

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SLAS to Host Innovation Ave<em>NEW</em> for Start-ups at ELRIG UK Drug Discovery 2021 Event
August 20, 2021

SLAS to Host Innovation AveNEW for Start-ups at ELRIG UK Drug Discovery 2021 Event

The European Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (ELRIG) UK announced the programme details for Drug Discovery 2021, which will take place at the Exhibition Centre ACC in Liverpool, UK, from 19–20 October.

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<em>SLAS Discovery's</em> August Special Collection "Approaches for Prioritizing High-Quality Chemical Matter in Chemical Probe and Drug Discovery" Now Available
July 27, 2021

SLAS Discovery's August Special Collection "Approaches for Prioritizing High-Quality Chemical Matter in Chemical Probe and Drug Discovery" Now Available

The August edition of SLAS Discovery is a Special Collection featuring the cover article, "Approaches for Prioritizing High-Quality Chemical Matter in Chemical Probe and Drug Discovery" by Jayme L. Dahlin, M.D., Ph.D. (Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA).

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<em>SLAS Technology's</em> August Issue "Review of Low-Cost 3D Bioprinters: State of the Market and Observed Future Trends" Now Available
July 27, 2021

SLAS Technology's August Issue "Review of Low-Cost 3D Bioprinters: State of the Market and Observed Future Trends" Now Available

The August edition of SLAS Technology features the cover article, "Review of Low-Cost 3D Bioprinters: State of the Market and Observed Future Trends" by Anh Tong, Quang Long Pham, Ph.D., Paul Abatemarco, Austin Mathew, Dhruv Gupta, Siddharth Iyer and Roman Voronov (New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark College of Engineering, Newark, NJ, USA).

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SLAS Announces Partnership with AseBio, Innovation Ave<em>NEW</em> Opportunity at BioSpain 2021
July 26, 2021

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

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.

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SLAS Announces Open Access Journal Publishing with Elsevier in 2022
June 17, 2021

SLAS Announces Open Access Journal Publishing with Elsevier in 2022

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is pleased to announce the transition of SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology to a Gold Open Access publishing model as of January 1, 2022.

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June Issue Now Available
June 3, 2021

June Issue Now Available

The June edition of SLAS Discovery features the cover article, "A Perspective on Synthetic Biology in Drug Discovery and Development--Current Impact and Future Opportunities" by Florian David, Ph.D. (Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden), Andrew M. Davis, Ph.D. (AstraZeneca, Cambridge, England, UK). Michael Gossing, Ph.D., Martin A. Hayes, Ph.D., and Elvira Romero, Ph.D., and Louis H. Scott, Ph.D. (AstraZeneca, Gothenburg, Sweden), and Mark J. Wigglesworth, Ph.D. (AstraZeneca, London, England, UK).

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<em>SLAS Technology</em> June Special Issue on 3D Cell Culture
June 3, 2021

SLAS Technology June Special Issue on 3D Cell Culture

The June edition of SLAS Technology is a Special Issue entitled, "Emerging Trends in 3D Cell Culture: High-Throughput Screening, Disease Modeling and Translational Medicine." Free online access to the articles in this collection is courtesy of Corning Life Sciences, the issue's sponsor.

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SLAS Welcomes Alexandra Jump, M.S., to Publishing Manager Role
April 6, 2021

SLAS Welcomes Alexandra Jump, M.S., to Publishing Manager Role

The Society of Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), is pleased to announce the hiring of Alexandra (Ally) Jump, M.S., to the role of Publishing Manager effective March 30, 2021.

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<em>SLAS Discovery</em> Special Issue "Advances in Protein Degradation" Available Now
March 29, 2021

SLAS Discovery Special Issue "Advances in Protein Degradation" Available Now

The April edition of SLAS Discovery is a special issue on advances in protein degradation curated by guest editors M. Paola Castaldi, Ph.D., and Stewart L. Fisher, Ph.D.

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<em>SLAS Technology</em> April Issue Dives into Reactive Oxygen Species
March 22, 2021

SLAS Technology April Issue Dives into Reactive Oxygen Species

The April edition of SLAS Technology features the cover article “Therapeutic Potential of Reactive Oxygen Species: State of the Art and Recent Advances” by Valeria Graceffa, Ph.D. (Institute of Technology Sligo, Sligo, Ireland).

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March <em>SLAS Discovery</em> Explores COVID-19 Drug Therapies Six Months Later
March 1, 2021

March SLAS Discovery Explores COVID-19 Drug Therapies Six Months Later

The March edition of SLAS Discovery features the cover article, “Therapeutic and Vaccine Options for COVID-19: Status After 6 Months of the Disease Outbreak” by Christian Ogaugwu (Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria), Dawid Maciorowski, Subba Rao Durvasula, Ph.D., Ravi Durvasula, M.D., and Adinarayana Kunamneni, Ph.D. (Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL, USA).

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SLAS Announces $100,000 Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Awarded to David McIntyre of Boston University
February 25, 2021

SLAS Announces $100,000 Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Awarded to David McIntyre of Boston University

David McIntyre, Ph.D. candidate from Boston University (Boston, MA, USA), awarded the $100,000 2021 SLAS Graduate Education Fellowship Grant.

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SLAS and The Pistoia Alliance Partner to Promote Life Sciences Startup Companies
February 23, 2021

SLAS and The Pistoia Alliance Partner to Promote Life Sciences Startup Companies

SLAS is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Pistoia Alliance to support and promote innovative life sciences start-ups and emerging companies.

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Scientific Excellence Rewarded at SLAS2021 Digital
February 10, 2021

Scientific Excellence Rewarded at SLAS2021 Digital

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) awarded its annual attendee presenter awards recognizing the outstanding science and technology research presented at the SLAS2021 Digital Conference and Exhibition, January 25-27.

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Exhibitors and Sponsors Recognized at SLAS2021 Digital
February 10, 2021

Exhibitors and Sponsors Recognized at SLAS2021 Digital

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) announced the annual winners of its two signature exhibitor awards, the SLAS Ignite Award and the New Product Award, given out during SLAS2021 Digital, January 25-27.

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SLAS2021 Digital International Conference and Exhibition Brings More than 3,500 Researchers and Laboratory Technology Providers Together Virtually
February 4, 2021

SLAS2021 Digital International Conference and Exhibition Brings More than 3,500 Researchers and Laboratory Technology Providers Together Virtually

SLAS wrapped up its SLAS2021 Digital International Conference and Exhibition on Thursday, January 28, after three days of scientific presentations and a fully virtual exhibition, plus a day of topical workshops. Registration remains open for access to the content on-demand through February 28 and is free to SLAS members.

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SLAS Welcomes Three New Board Members
February 2, 2021

SLAS Welcomes Three New Board Members

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) welcomed three industry professionals to its Board of Directors beginning January 22, 2021.

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February Special Issue of <em>SLAS Discovery</em> Focuses on Hit Discovery Methodologies
February 1, 2021

February Special Issue of SLAS Discovery Focuses on Hit Discovery Methodologies

The February edition of SLAS Discovery is a Special Issue on Hit Discovery Methodologies edited by Mark Wigglesworth, Ph.D., (Medicines Discovery Catapult, Stockport, EN, UK) and Peter Hodder, Ph.D. (Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA).

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<em>SLAS Technology</em> Special Collection on Artificial Intelligence in Process Automation Available Now
February 1, 2021

SLAS Technology Special Collection on Artificial Intelligence in Process Automation Available Now

The February edition of SLAS Technology is a special collection of articles focused on "Artificial Intelligence in Process Automation" by Guest Editor Cenk Ündey, Ph.D. (Amgen, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA).

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<em>SLAS Discovery</em> and <em>SLAS Technology</em> Honor Annual Achievement Awardees
January 11, 2021

SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology Honor Annual Achievement Awardees

SLAS is pleased to announce the annual publication award winners honoring articles and authors from 2020 published editions of SLAS Discovery and SLAS Technology.

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