This year, for the 10th edition of Forum Labo & Biotech, an Expert Forum session will focus on quality. Organized in partnership with Christine Stemmer of Horizons Qualité, this session will feature presentations by leading laboratories, followed by debates and presentations.
A sign of reliability and synonymous with protection for the user, quality in the laboratory brings with it cost constraints and management difficulties.
In spite of these limitations, some laboratories have taken steps towards excellence or innovation in certain aspects of quality.
Three themes have been chosen to illustrate this recurring question, at a time when quality will become the tool increasingly used to protect the end-user of any process, product or result.
- Laboratory IT: a few basic rules for drawing up specifications. To avoid unnecessarily excessive set-up costs, the tool to be implemented must be clearly defined in the specifications.
- Skills management: a requirement and an opportunity. Mastering skills is essential to achieving the expected quality, but it also requires a considerable investment of time and effort on the part of staff.
- The metrological process: combining the useful with the economical. Metrology lies at the heart of the paradox that companies have to deal with: greater safety for the consumer and ever-increasing pressure on costs and margins.
The 2013 edition is packed with new features and enhanced scientific content:
- Forum LABO & BIOTECH 2013 hosts the SEP Congress, the 10th French-speaking AfSep congress on separative sciences and couplings, bringing together over 300 specialists,
- the first Innovation Trophies will be awarded to the best new products presented on exhibitors' stands,
- a greater presence of the Sociétés Savantes, grouped together in Villages,
- several poster areas.