We were proud to co-organize the previous ELRIGfr event in Rennes. 140 people attented this meeting, which was rich in presentations and exchanges during workshops and round tables about automation and innovation. We had the opportunity to attend two of these workshops:
– A first one on pipeting calibration for robotic platform. A lot of things need to be done to harmonize and/or standardise this calibration. That would for example be the implementation of a working group within ELRIGfr that would propose a specific regulation (as it was done for single-channel pipettors).
– We also attend to the workshop on Robotic Liquid Handling (RLH) during which Pascal SILVERSMET from GSK Vaccines exposed the interest in implementing a management software for robotic plateforms. A flexible model in the form of bricks with a web-based interface, enabling automatic machine-warnings in one hand (in order to facilitate the maintenance of the park) and the use of their platform by many teams in the other hand (a scheduling tool with different levels of accreditation), seemed to interest the assembly.
Speakers, as Jean-Philippe Stephan from Servier or Anselme Perrier from ISTEM, exposed us their use of innovative technology (HCS, IPS, …) in a really interesting manner in their company. It was really interesting to have their impression on all these new technologies.
We also wanted to thank Mme Gaëlle ANDRO, vice-president of Rennes Métropole for her support and her talk of introduction during this event !