Upcoming PharmaTec Events

SmartLabs UK: In-Person

08 - 09 September 2022 |

London, UK

08 - 09 September 2022

London, UK

Paving the way to laboratory digitalisation through automation, robotics and cutting-edge informatics tools & technologies. Co-located with Pharma Data UK

Pharma Data UK: In-Person

08 - 09 September 2022 |

London, UK

08 - 09 September 2022

London, UK

Showcasing success in FAIR data implementation, data analytics in drug discovery, AI/ML technologies, RWE management, data storage & infrastructure, multi-omic data integration and management. Co-located with SmartLabs UK

Digital Medicine UK: In-Person

March 2023 |

London, UK

March 2023

London, UK

More Information Coming Soon

Pharmaceutical Mobile Robotics: In-Person

April 2023 |

London, UK

April 2023

London, UK

SmartLabs & Laboratory Informatics UK: In-Person

September 2023 |

London, UK

September 2023

London, UK

More Information Coming Soon

Pharma Data UK: In-Person

September 2023 |

London, UK

September 2023

London, UK

More Information Coming Soon

Pharma Manufacturing & Automation UK: In-Person

November 2023 |

London, UK

November 2023

London, UK

Upcoming Discussion Groups

Our monthly Discussion Groups are hosted by a panel of leading industry experts who explore some of the key issues facing pharmaceutical technology today.

Attendance to our Discussion Groups is available to members of our PharmaTec Member Community. For more information about Membership, please click here.

Data Environment and Lab Automation

Taking place Thursday 1st September 2022 | 15:00 BST (09:00 EST)

Discussion Group Leaders:

Len Blackwell – Associate Director at Biogen

Igor Rudychev – Vice President, Enterprise Analytics at Horizon Therapeutics

Discussion Group Topics:

  • Lab Data Collection; ELNs, LIMS, Instrument Data – Simplification and Data Principles

  • Data Pipelines and Re-Use to Empower Scientists

  • Quality and Application of GxP in Digital Evolution

  • Centralising Lab Informatics with Cloud Computing 

  • Realisation and Obstacles to End-to-End Automation 

AI/ML In Computational Drug Design & Drug Discovery Chemistry
Taking place October 2022

More Information Coming Soon

Assessing The Potential Of Mobile Robotics In Drug Development
Taking place November 2022

More Information Coming Soon

Reports and write-ups pertaining to previous Discussion Groups are available in our In-Depth section.

Previous Discussion Groups

May 2022

Discussion Group Leader:

Dr Vaishak Belle Academic, Chancellor’s Fellow, Royal Society University Research Fellow, and Alan Turing Faculty Fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

Discussion Group Topics:

  • Machine Learning – Requirements, Challenges & Connections
  • Explainability – Helping Avoid Bias & Increasing Usability
  • Trust – Engaging with Stakeholders and Learning to Trusting AI
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April 2022

Discussion Group Leader:

Irina Macovei (Counsel at DLA Piper)

Discussion Topics: 

  • Regulations in Digital Medicine
  • Privacy
  • COVID 19 & The Acceleration of Digital Medicine

April 2022

Discussion Group Leaders:
Frank Baganz  (Senior Lecturer at University College London)
David Gemmel (Biomanufacturing Engineer at Merck KGaA)

Discussion Group Topics:

  • Manufacturing 4.0 – Digitalization, Digital Twins and Big Data
  • Automation of development and manufacturing processes
  • Advanced Modelling
    Process Intensification and Continuous Manufacturing
  • Cell Free Synthesis
    Challenges for biomanufacturing

March 2022

Discussion Group Leader:

Silvia Bäckström (Senior Director, Head, Center of Excellence for Innovation & Evidence Generation at Takeda)

Discussion Topics:

  • VBHC 2022 – How far have we come?
  • Barriers and enablers in the future transformation journey
  • The future role of digital health and technologies

February 2022

Discussion Group Leader: Angelika Fuchs – Head of Discovery Informatics (Roche)

Presentation: Building the Lab of The Future

Discussion Topics:

  • Retrospective – how far have we come? Electronic labs and where do we go in the future.
  • Automation – What areas are easy/difficult in the value chain?
  • Integrating manual processes
  • Where can we get ‘smart’ – AI/ML Success Stories
  • Challenges and limitations of AI/ML

December 2021

Discussion Group Leaders:

Mike Ouren, Independent 

David Wolton, Engineering Technology Lead, Takeda 

Carl-Helmut Coulon, Head of Future Manufacturing Concepts, INVITE GmbH

Discussion Topics:

  • Overcoming challenges: what is missing in Pharma logistics, automation and QA/QC labs of the future? 
  • What new technologies are needed? 
  • What constitutes industry proof of concept 
  • Industry expectations – how to achieve the biggest impact? 
  • Return on investment – benchmarking

 

November 2021

Presentation: Designed Experiments to Explore Sequence and Biophysical Diversity of Monoclonal Antibodies 

Presenter: Joshua Smith, Senior Data Scientist, Just Biotherapeutics

Discussion Topics: 

  • Data analysis with AI/ML 
  • Data access & datasets & protocols 
  • Advancements of data science in disease indication areas 
  • Designing and Preparing Datasets for AI/ML

November 2021

Presentation: Data Analytics: Innovation Opportunities & Challenges For The Biopharma Industry  

Discussion Group Leaders:

Lili Peng, Associate Director – External Innovation Data Sciences, Biogen

Giovanni Dall’Olio, Data Strategy and Design Manager, GlaxoSmithKline

Discussion Topics:

  • Curation & harmonisation of diverse datasets
    • Data Mesh
    • Organising and structuring an organisation with data
  • Building data as a product
  • From data infrastructure to the cloud
  • Connecting content from data assets to business questions

June 2022

Discussion Group Leader:

Cindy Novak (Senior Manager, Lab Computing Systems, BMS)

Discussion Topics:

  • Why Harmonise or Standardise? Different Approaches and Use Cases
  • Quality & Release Data’s Importance for Analytics
  • Retrospective – Where We’ve been with Analytics and the Introduction of FAIR data

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