MSACL 2022 : Edwards

MSACL 2022 Industry Workshop Presentation

*This Podium Presentation is occuring in the context of an Industry Workshop that starts at the time below. Its actual start time may be up to 40 minutes later, depending on order of presentation if there are multiple presentations planned by the workshop host.

Workshop Host:Indigo BioAutomation
Day:Thursday April 7
Location:De Anza 2 (Track 2)

Laboratory Analysis as a Team Sport
Jim Edwards
Indigo BioAutomation


Releasing high quality chromatography and mass spectrometry results at a high operational tempo with high confidence requires the active coordination of a number of agents and systems in the laboratory. Multiple components are involved: sample preparation, liquid handling, LC/GC, MS, LIS - and they all have "a story to tell", above and beyond just the acquired data. Multiple people and roles are involved as well: technicians, scientists, quality assurance, regulatory, business - and they each have value and context to add. Bringing this all together frequently involves a wide array of approaches, some formal and some...informal. While “communication” is often cited as an area of perennially necessary improvement, more is not always better: emails, text messages, phone calls, Slack and Teams (among others) – and sometimes, even walkie-talkies! This presentation will describe how collaborative automation coupled with data analytics – something we refer to as “collabalytics” - can be employed to foster more meaningful, relevant, and effective communication, leading to an improved laboratory workplace and improved laboratory performance, for all stakeholders.