With just six weeks to go, International Biotech and Lab Automation Europe 2004 is looking like being even bigger and more successful than ever, says the organiser
Well over 100 exhibitors are confirmed which is being matched by widespread demand for tickets.
Visitors are also promised the opportunity to see the launch of at least 15 major new products.
To be held on the 16-17 November in Olympia, London, the event also features the Lab Automation Europe 2004 conference which is rapidly becoming regarded as a must for drug discovery researchers, it says.
From ABgene to Zinsser, the exhibitor list for International Biotech and Lab Automation Europe reads like an A-Z of the industry with leading established majors alongside the latest hot new biotech companies.
Those showing new products include RTS with its new Smartstore and patented 384 tube picking technology, GRI with its Xiril robotics line, Molecular Devices with its latest microplate reader and recently acquired Axon instrumentation, and Tecan with two new integrated multichannel pipetting platforms.
There are also two major competitions - pre-registered visitors get the chance to win œ2000 worth of products for their laboratory sponsored by exhibition organiser IIR, while all visitors will be able to enter a prize draw on the Jencons stand for a new Mini.
By combining an undisputedly leading-edge conference with an exhibition, Lab Automation Europe is also filling a major gap in the European event calendar, IIR believes.
Leading industry experts such as Tony West of the Sanger Institute, also chair of the conference's scientific committee, agree: "Knowledge and understanding is a paramount requirement in a rapidly changing technology world.
"Lab Automation Europe is an essential addition to the conference list for all scientists seeking to implement automation solutions to achieve a higher throughput than they currently have.
"This year's theme is New Automation Processes in Drug Discovery, and with topics such as Automating compound synthesis to analysis and Automating protein and cell analysis, together with a keynote address on the use of nanotechnology in drug discovery, the conference will provide a great opportunity to really expand horizons".