Lab Innovations, the UK’s largest gathering of laboratory professionals, will return to the NEC in Birmingham on 31 October 2018. A free-to-attend event, Lab Innovations is supported by some of the UK’s top scientific institutions. This year there are almost a third more attendees than last year.
As well as an exhibition of products and services, visitors can benefit from multiple learning and business opportunities. Covering a broad spectrum of industries, including the life sciences, pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals, materials science, and food and drink, visitors can see the latest product innovations and services from companies such as: Perkin Elmer, SLS, VWR, Eppendorf, Shimadzu and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Bethany McNamara, lab analyst at Sainsbury’s, said: “Being from a small lab, our needs are quite niche and specific, so it was great that there was such a vast array of things to see and so many new technologies. It's given us some great ideas to take back...”
Attendees have the opportunity to learn more about applications and hot topics in science. The Royal Society of Chemistry will again be hosting a lecture series in its dedicated theatre and UK magazine Laboratory News will be organising the presentations in the Insights and Innovations theatre sponsored by Perkin Elmer.
With more than 35 hours of seminars and conferences on a broad range of the latest industry topics, everyone will have the opportunity to attend at least some of the talks.
New to 2018, an area dedicated to the sustainable laboratory will highlight environmentally-friendly products and examples of sustainable initiatives in the lab.
Other new features include a Cleanroom Pavilion, focusing on cleanroom technology, the Lab News Village, dedicated to exhibitors not seen at previous shows and a pavilion for SLS, the UK’s largest independent supplier of laboratory equipment, chemicals and consumables.