February 25 - March 1, 2023

San Diego, California

United States

About the Event

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is an international professional society of academic, industry and government researchers as well as developers and providers of laboratory automation and screening technology. An important part of their mission is connecting laboratory technology providers—like us here at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences—with you.

The SLAS International Conference and Exhibition is their flagship event where thousands of scientists, researchers, academics, and government lab professionals from around the world will gather to learn, share and collaborate.

SLAS2023 takes place February 25 to March 1 in San Diego. We’re a proud sponsor of the event and look forward to seeing you there!


Discover the Future of Laboratory Automation in Booth 1111

We can’t wait to hear all about the discoveries you’ve made in the lab over the past year. We’ve been hard at work, too, and are excited to introduce you to a group of instruments that can help you:

  • Automate your NGS workflow and drug discovery
  • Simplify your PCR cleanup and plasmid prep
  • Deepen insights into your microbial bioprocess development

A Sneak Peek at What Will be on Display

Biomek NGeniuS Next Generation Library Prep System

  • A purpose-built liquid handler for NGS library preparation, the Biomek NGeniuS Next Generation Library Prep System reduces manual transfers and hands-on time for the traditionally labor-intensive process of library construction.

Biomek i7 Automated Workstation

  • Representing the best of what made the Biomek Workstation an industry leading liquid handler—combined with enhancements suggested by customers around the globe—the Biomek i7 Automated Workstation is designed to optimize dependability and walk-away time in mid- to high-throughput labs.

Echo 655T Acoustic Liquid Handler

  • For medium- to high-throughput screening applications, the Echo 655T acoustic liquid handler provides contactless automation to enable scientific discovery.

Access Laboratory Workstation

  • With the Access Laboratory Workstation, Echo acoustic liquid handlers can be easily incorporated into an integrated system to automate genomic workflows, including qPCR, PCR, enzyme reactions, DNA/RNA quantification, sample pooling and normalization.

BioLector XT Microbioreactor

  • The BioLector XT microbioreactor enables real-time evaluation of biomass, pH, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence and other key cultivation parameters, helping you to simplify and accelerate high-throughput microbial cultivations and get more of the data you need, faster.

EMnetik System

  • PCR cleanup and plasmid prep, simplified. With the EMnetik System on your bench, you’ll be able to process up to 24 samples from multiple steps in your workflow and complete the bind, wash and elute steps all in one place.

We’re Honored to be Part of the Speaker Lineup

This year, SLAS has lined up more than 150 scientific talks spanning nine educational tracks within life sciences, technology and laboratory automation.

We’re looking forward to sharing the stage with a number of insightful guest speakers during our tutorial sessions. These sessions will take place on Monday, February 27 and Tuesday, February 28 and will cover a wide range of topics, including microbial screening, sample management and NGS workflow automation. We hope to see you in the audience.

Monday, February 27

Join Simon Briel and James Prescott to learn more about recent advancements in microbial screening and hear about key findings from studies in which we investigated parallel-format, plate-based microbioreactor performance in fed-batch experiments to screen E. coli and P. pastoris strains.

Session Title: Automated Screening of Microbial Strains and Bioprocesses

Monday, February 27

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Room 17A

Simon Briel
Commercial Product Manager
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

James Prescott
Field Applications Scientist
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Tuesday, February 28 (morning)

Join John Fuller as he takes a deep dive into sample management and the solutions that can make your workflow even more efficient.

Session Title: Sample Management Solutions for the Multiomics Era

Tuesday, February 28

8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

Room 1A

John Fuller, Ph.D.
Commercial Product Manager
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Tuesday, February 28 (afternoon)

Join Calvin Cortes, Ian Shoemaker, Rich Ellson and Dr. Eric Chow to get actionable insight about how you can streamline preclinical drug discovery and automate NGS workflows.

Calvin Cortes, MPH, MBA
Biomek NGeniuS Senior Product Manager
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Ian Shoemaker
Senior Applications Scientist
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Rich Ellson
Chief Technology Officer and Director of Research
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Dr. Eric Chow, Ph.D.
Associate Adjunct Professor
UCSF School of Medicine

Session Titles:

  • Streamlining NGS Sample Prep Workflows with the Echo Acoustic Liquid Handler
  • Harnessing the Power of Automation: IDT xGen™ cfDNA & FFPE DNA Kit + Biomek NGeniuS Next Generation Library Prep System
  • Miniaturized High-Throughput Transcriptomics for Preclinical Drug Discovery
Tuesday, February 28 (afternoon)

12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

Room 15B


These products are not intended or validated for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions.

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