Presentation of the BioARCHIVE software using the example of the research project Clinical-Virology-Net (CVN)

19. November 2020

program and registration


Moderator: Dr. Norbert Schmeisser, Managing Director, MEDEORA GmbH

16:00 Welcome by the BioRiver working group IT Dr. Constanze Duhme, BioRiver eV Sibylle Ohm, AnderScore GmbH

16:10 Digitization in the life sciences industry – connection of measuring devices to a central database system and integration into higher-level systems such as LIMS, MES or ELN Klaus Bruch, AGU Planungsgesellschaft mbH

16:40 Best practice: Development of digitization processes and realignment of processes for the future at DLR Dr. Katrin Schuster, German Aerospace Center (DLR)

17:00 Participant questions & discussion

17:20 Exchange of experiences Open discussion on IT topics of the participants

17.40 Conclusion and outlook Feedback topics for future working group meetings and IT forums

On the subject

The digitization of processes in the laboratory environment is a current and important topic for many companies. At our 4th event of the BioRiver working group IT, the topic of the two lectures is the digitization of processes in the life sciences sector.
In addition to an overview of the connection of measuring devices to higher-level systems in the laboratory environment, the content will include practical aspects of the development of digitization processes and a reorientation of these processes for the future at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

The speakers

Klaus Bruch holds a degree in physics from the University of Wuppertal. He has been head of the software development group at AGU since 1995 and has implemented many industrial IT projects in the field of manufacturing and automation. Klaus Bruch has been Managing Director of AGU GmbH Leverkusen since 1998 and is in charge of product development for the Sm@rtLine Data Cockpit.

AGU Planungsgesellschaft mbH was founded in 1992 and is based in Leverkusen. It employs 85 people at two locations, divided between the two areas of engineering and industrial IT. AGU has been supplying the Sm@rtLine Data Cockpit to the life science industry in the USA, Europe and Asia since 2009.

dr Katrin Schuster heads the IT and Organization department at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).
After studying business informatics at the University of Mannheim, she received her doctorate in business administration with a focus on business informatics, management consulting and process management. She has been with the German Aerospace Center since 2006, where she heads the business informatics and corporate organization department.
The focus here is on the application of process management methods and their further development based on strategic and situational needs as well as the implementation of organizational change projects. Miss Dr. Among other things, Schuster was responsible for projects such as the introduction of an IT-supported key figure system and the introduction of various business intelligent applications.
The DLR is the research center of the Federal Republic of Germany for aerospace. Research and development in aviation, space travel, energy and transport, security and digitization is carried out there. Two DLR project management organizations oversee funding programs and support knowledge transfer.

BioRiver working group IT

Become part of BioRiver’s IT experience exchange! With the IT working group (since 2020), we offer IT managers in the life sciences industry a forum for exchanging experiences. The IT working group is aimed at managers and responsible employees in life science companies, research groups and organizations of all sizes. We cordially invite you to get in touch with your colleagues in other organizations and to get involved in BioRiver eV for your own benefit.

Information and registration : Constanze Duhme, , Tel: 0211 160 1953
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