The ELRIG.de meeting 2010
The ELRIG.de forum 2010, organized by ELRIG.de and G.I.T. Laboratory Journal will be held in the new venue "Darmstadtium" in the heart of Darmstadt, Germany, the "City of Science".
On November 25 in Darmstadt, Compound Management will be the core topic of this year's meeting of the German division of the Laboratory Robotics Interest Group. During the past decade compound management developed towards a distinct discipline in industrial drug discovery. Compound management is the science of the storing and the management of very large collections of chemically or biologically active substances which are systematically tested for their pharmaceutical activity with high throughput screening assays. Compound libraries and their management therefore gained an enormous attention in the past years since the status of the individual compounds is crucial for the effective identification of possible drugs.
In the past years compound management changed since a growing number of small biological substances entered the scene. Instrumentation that was originally developed for the storage and management of small chemical substances was adapted to the new compounds, thereby creating new challenges.
Oral sessions will cover the topics: Design and quality of compound libraries, Storage, Logistics and Software. The speakers are experts in drug discovery and laboratory automation from the most important pharmaceutical companies like Mirek Jurzak/Ingo Kober (Merck-Serono), Thorsten Naumann (Sanofi-Aventis), Alexander Hillisch (Bayer Schering), Julien Grimont (Actelion), and Jerome Giovannoni (Novartis), from academic research institutes like Edgar Specker (FMP, Leibnitz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie) and Heiko Zimmermann (Fraunhofer-Institut für Biomedizinische Technik IBMT), leading experts from the laboratory business; Doris Hafenbradl (Biofocus), Johannes Knob (Amgen), Ferry De Vugt (LabServices), Martin Frey, Hamilton, consultants: Dirk Schwammkrug (Logica) and contract research providers: Jean-Yves Ortholand (Edelris).