February 4-8, 2012

San Diego, CA, USA

SLAS2012 LogoThe Society for Lab Automation and Screening (SLAS) is the joint organization resulting from the merger of the Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) and the Society for Biomolecular Screening (SBS).

SLAS2012 is the successor of LabAutomation and SBS and takes place in San Diego, CA on February 4-8, 2012. We're looking forward to participating.


Booth 245, located just next to Innovation AveNew.

Scientific Program

Cloud-based Collaboration and Long-Term Archiving Using the AnIML Standard
Wednesday, 2:00 pm - 2:30pm, Informatics Track, Room 1A

This talk discusses using the emerging ASTM AnIML data standard for cloud-based collaboration and archiving of laboratory data. Using AnIML, we implemented a system which allows vendor- and device-independent storage and sharing of laboratory raw and result data in the cloud.

The first part of the presentation focuses on collaboration between cross-organizational teams and sharing of result information using the cloud. A hosted application provides interactive access to analytical results using a web-browser, allowing end-users from different groups to access and share data seamlessly without the need for local software installation. Usage of the AnIML standard has allowed us to manage data from different instruments without requiring access to the original vendor software.

The second part describes how the same is used to archive laboratory data for the long term. The presentation concludes with a discussion of the total cost of ownership and the lessons learned.

Late Night with LRIG

Late Night with LRIG is an interactive forum to discuss and learn about the latest innovations in technology products and services impacting laboratory automation and screening. We'll be showcasing our new Contract Research Manager solution.

Streamlining Contract Research and Contract Laboratory Integration
Monday, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Marriott Hotel, San Diego Ballroom A

Short Courses

XML for the Laboratory
Saturday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Burkhard Schaefer, BSSN Software

Applied IT for the Laboratory
Sunday, 8:00 am - 3:30 pm, Burkhard Schaefer, BSSN Software