Live in Munich again at last: When analytica, the world’s leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology, opens its doors from June 21 to 24, around 900 exhibitors will present their innovations. The industry is particularly looking forward to in-person dialog. There are ample opportunities for this at the trade fair stands, as well as at the analytica conference, in the forums and during the many other accompanying events. “Nothing beats a real get-together,” says Armin Wittmann, Exhibition Director for analytica. “The attractive analytica supporting program brings the laboratory of tomorrow to life and facilitates the exchange of know-how, experience and ideas.”
analytica conference: Science meets industry
The analytica conference, the scientific high point of analytica, will take place on the first three days of the trade fair in the ICM, right next to the exhibition halls. Whether it’s nanoplastics, cancer diagnosis or antibiotic-resistant germs in the water cycle: In nearly 200 presentations and a poster show, renowned scientists from all over the world will discuss what modern analytics is capable of today, where its limits currently lie and how these can be overcome in future. The multifaceted program was put together by the German Chemical Society (Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, GDCh), the German Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society (Gesellschaft für Biochemie und Molekularbiologie, GBM) and the German Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine e.V. (Deutsche Vereinte Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin, DGKL).
Special show and Digital Transformation forum: Laboratory 4.0 in action
The megatrend of digitalization will be a common thread through the analytica conference program, as well as through the exhibition halls. In the Digital Transformation special show in Hall B2, visitors can experience automated workflows, networked devices and robots in action. In the neighboring forum of the same name, Agilent, Merck, Mettler Toledo, Thermo Fisher Scientific and many other companies will explain their concepts for Laboratory 4.0 in 30-minute presentations. The industry association SPECTARIS will provide an overview of the current status of a uniform OPC-UA interface for German manufacturers.
analytica forums: COVID-19 expert rounds, Finance Days and more
The Biotech forum (Hall A3), the Occupational Health and Safety forum and the analytica forum (both in Hall B1) likewise invite visitors to practical presentations and podium discussions. Among the highlights in the analytica forum are the expert rounds on COVID-19 research on June 22 and 23, with the likes of Professor Jonas Schmidt-Chanasit from the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg and Professor Helga Rübsamen-Schaeff, Leopoldina member and founder and Supervisory Board member of the biopharmaceutical company AiCuris. The exact dates will be announced shortly on the analytica website.
The German biotech industry has emerged as a solution to problems during the pandemic and has collected more capital in the past two years than ever before. The Finance Days on June 23 and 24 at the Biotech forum in Hall A3 will cover financing trends in the life sciences sector and answer questions about initial public offerings and global markets. With the personalized medicine themed day on June 24, analytica is also putting a particular focus on this promising sector. Representatives from associations, clusters and companies in the health care sector will discuss the potential of individualized therapies from various perspectives.
Occupational Health and Safety
Safety in the laboratory is the number one priority in day-to-day work. The Occupational Health and Safety forum in Hall B2 will be devoted to this topic. This year at analytica, the company asecos will once again demonstrate accidents that can happen if hazardous substances are stored incorrectly in the laboratory live in their daily experimental presentations. There will also be presentations on lithium-ion batteries that are increasingly finding their way into laboratories and whose potential dangers should they be mishandled are often underestimated. The program is rounded out by presentations from companies such as Erlab, Bernd Kraft and a1-environsciences.
Also: Further training and student information day
Anyone who wants to use analytica as a career booster can combine a trade fair visit with further training. The training and consulting firm Dr. Klinkner & Partner will be offering all-day seminars at analytica on selected topics, from laboratory IT to the validation of analytical methods. And last but not least analytica, together with the scientific society GDCh and the VBio, will be supporting young talent in the industry. As usual, the popular student information day will take place on the last day of the trade fair on June 24. Here, high-school graduates can learn about fields of study and occupational areas in chemistry, biotechnology and food chemistry.