(PRWEB) April 27, 2011
The Institute for Laboratory Automation and Lab Manager Magazine have joined together to create Lab Automation University, an annual event to teach lab managers, personnel and support teams how to plan for and apply automation technologies to their work. This unique educational program is designed to train lab and IT personnel how to develop and implement laboratory automation programs. Laboratories are under increased pressure to improve the productivity and cost-effectiveness of both R&D and testing programs in life sciences, forensics, manufacturing, medical systems, chemistry and other areas of scientific work. Lab Automation University was developed to address this challenge.
The 2011 program will consist of three 2-day courses covering various topics of interest to those developing lab automation programs. Such topics include management of automation programs, informatics, and introductions to LIMS and ELNs.
The first annual event will take place June 21 to 24, 2011 in Chicago, IL.
For more information, please visit http://www.InstituteLabAuto.org/LAU.
The Institute for Laboratory Automation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization focused on education and research into laboratory automation. Based in Groton, Massachusetts, the Institute focuses on supporting the laboratory automation community through education, conferences and standards. For more information, contact Joe Liscouski at: ILAinfo(at)InstituteLabAuto(dot)org.
Lab Manager Magazine (http://www.labmanager.com) analyzes the strong link between business strategy, technology innovation and implementation. It is focused on the lab professional in a leadership role who is responsible for setting the lab's direction and identifying, recommending and purchasing technology. Labmanager.com is a sister company to LabX.com, the on-line auction and listing site for laboratory equipment.
"Laboratory Automation University" and "Lab Automation University" are registered service marks used by the Institute for Laboratory Automation and Lab Manager Magazine.
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