ALA Selects 15 Companies From Around the World for Late Night With LRIG Program at LabAutomation2008

The Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) a multi-disciplinary, non-profit scientific association spanning diverse industries and technology sectors, and the Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (LRIG), today announced that 15 companies were selected for the second annual program: Late Night with LRIG – A Rapid Fire Innovation Session.

The mission for Late Night with LRIG is to offer a select few companies on the leading-edge of laboratory automation and technology a completely commercial venue to showcase their latest new products and technology improvements. Late Night with LRIG, which will take place during LabAutomation2008, is set for Monday, January 28, 7:00-10:00pm, Catalina Room, at the Wyndham Palm Springs Hotel, Palm Springs, CA, USA. The following 15 companies were selected to participate by an esteemed panel of ALA and LRIG member judges:

  • Advanced Liquid Logic – Digital Immunoanalyzer
  • BioTek Instruments, Inc - Synergy™ 4 Multi-Mode Microplate Reader with Hybrid Technology™
  • BioTek Instruments, Inc - MicroFlo™ Select Dispenser
  • Bio-Magnetics – CMS – Combinatorial Magnetic Separation
  • Dynetix AG – BR-8
  • Hudson Control – AutoReact Mini-Bioreactor System
  • LifeTool Ltd – RECAP-96
  • MagneMotion, Inc. – QuickStick® Linear Synchronous Motor (LSM)
  • Novelx, Inc. – mySEM™
  • Phoenix S&T - SureSpray AutoNano System
  • Roylan Developments Ltd – Multi Pod™
  • Spinomix - MagPie™ System
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific – Thermo Scientific Momentum™
  • TTP LabTech – comCHECK
  • TTP LabTech – Lab2Lab

"Last year’s program proved to be highly interactive, weaving together all the constituent audiences attending LabAutomation2008," said ALA Executive Director Greg Dummer, CAE. "We expect this year’s program to be just as successful at creating a venue that is fast and informative, offering our attendees an early glimpse at the latest innovations in laboratory automation and technology products and services."

The evening offers quick, discerning information-bites from these 15 companies serving the many industries employing the science of laboratory automation. Each presentation will be seven minutes long with four power point slides, followed by three minutes for questions and answers. Seating will be limited and given on a first-come, first-served basis. Admission is free, with a simple requirement that all participants register as an exhibits-only attendee at LabAutomation2008.

A judging panel of experts in laboratory automation and technologies conducted the preliminary screening and final selection of all the candidate companies. LabAutomation2008 will feature more than 350 exhibits and some 5,000 participants from around the world. This five-day event is the world’s largest conference and exhibition focused on emerging and merging laboratory technologies that promotes knowledge-sharing across diverse industries and scientific disciplines. For more information about the conference, visit the article webpage.