The conventional paper-based laboratories are often error-prone, making knowledge transfer even more difficult. However, with the rise of technology and remote work, managing a digital laboratory offers many benefits. The inefficient paper-based processes for recording, managing and executing recipes, processes and methods are being replaced by digital ones. Company data is stored reliably and consistently in a single centralized system, minimizing the risk of human error.

Going digital makes it easier to access information from anywhere and organize and store information. By removing papers and files from your lab, you can also reduce clutter, giving you more space for lab equipment and experiments. By switching to a digital lab, you can take one step towards being more productive and help to prevent research delays due to missing access to needed info.

There are many challenging scenarios in the industry that companies have to face every day. These include manual data processing that often leads to loss of data and contributes to pending planning or decisions. The disconnected and unstandardized data silos is another challenge apart from long experimental cycle times, non-standardized procedures and the lack of compliance.

Automation makes it easier for lab managers to focus on more specialized tasks and responsibilities. Automated tools can take care of data entry tasks like documenting experiment hypothesis, analytical data and other metrics, freeing up your time to focus on higher order tasks at hand. Automation doesn’t just eliminate human error but also helps your scientists spend their valuable time and energy in the right direction and be more productive.

Ongoing research suggests using big data and AI could be a game-changing strategy for finding new drugs and increasing their chances of regulatory success. In this context, the specialist companies such as Dassault Systemes offer solutions such as collaborative science cloud, streamlining lab execution, formulating for sustainability, materials management for sustainability, materials for performant design, and scientific data analysis & machine learning.

In this E-Conference,  you will learn how the digital transformation to a productive and collaborative laboratory succeeds. The digital transformation towards the laboratory of the future helps companies to speed up tech transfer, automate laboratory processes, standardize product specifications. 

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Key Discussion Points:

  • Management challenges in a conventional paper-based laboratory
  • Exploring laboratory IT solutions for error free outcomes
  • Optimizing laboratory processes to enable consistent productivity
  • Current trends and case studies on successful adoption of digital tools
  • Re-imagining digitally integrated and automated laboratory of tomorrow


Bijal Mathkar R&I Director Solvay Research and Innovation Center India

Bijal Mathkar is a chemical engineer with 16 years of experience in Process Engineering and Research & Innovation, with leading specialty chemicals MNC as well as EPC firm.

Currently, site Director for Solvay's Research & Innovation center at Vadodara, India, she is responsible for R&I programs in field of specialty chemicals and material sciences as well as general site management.

Dr. Frank Schaffer Industry Process Consultant Dassault Systemes

Dr. Frank Schaffer acquired his PhD at the Albert-Ludwigs University in Freiburg Germany in organic Chemistry. He has been working in the cheminformatics business since more than 25 years and is currently managing the Technical Sales organization for BIOVIA in Europe at Dassault Systemes. He has experience in Lab Data Management systems, Electronic Lab Journals, Formulations, and Data Analytics. He gained a comprehensive industry insight working on digitalization projects with many leading companies in the Chemical and Consumer Packaged goods companies helping them to go from manual, paper based systems to electronic and finally fully digitalized solutions.

Dr. Jayant D. Umarye AVP - R&D Godrej Agrovet Limited

Jayant did his early education at Goa University and later he attained PhD at IISc-Bangalore with Prof. G. Mehta while working on Total Synthesis of Natural Product. He then joined Max Planck Institute (MPI) Dortmund in Germany as Alexander von Humboldt Fellow with Prof. H. Waldman for two years and that is where he explored total synthesis of Natural Product on solid Support.
After a brief post-doctoral studies in Germany, Jayant joined Syngenta Research Center at Goa in 2006 as a Team Leader and further held Group Leader position at Syngenta from 2012 - 2016. Over last 10 years at Syngenta, he worked on several projects from Lead Generation to Optimization projects and gained expertise in the field of agrochemical research. Over the years Jayant has published\coauthored 17 articles in internationally recognized journal and 20 patents. 
From 2016 – until today he is leading R and D - Crop Protection Business at Godrej Agrovet, Mumbai.

Ganesan Balakrishnan GM – R&D and Special Projects Sudarshan Chemical Industries Limited

Ganesan Balakrishnan, a scientist with excellent managerial skills is an Organic Chemist by education with a Ph.D. degree from ICT, Mumbai (formerly UDCT, Mumbai). During an industrial career spanning over 25+ years, he has gained experience in various fields like pharma, polymers, catalysis, pigments and waste management. He has a proven track record of successful implementation of 30+ projects at commercial level during his association with companies like Sekhsaria Chemicals (Currently Teva, India), Deepak Nitrite Ltd., GE India Technology Centre, Porus Laboratories, Syngene International Ltd., Sudarshan Chemical Industries Ltd.

He is also a co-inventor in 15+ patents. His fields of interest are Conventional chemistry, Process intensifications, Catalysis, Scale-up activities, and Waste management.

Pravin Prashant Editor Indian Chemical News