LPA Scientific Advisory Board

The Laboratory Products Association (LPA) will present academic institution laboratory leaders for its newly created Scientific Advisory Board. These leaders will discuss Engaging the Lab of 2022 in a post-COVID environment.

The primary purpose of the LPA Scientific Advisory Board is to seek the expertise of those in the lab to enhance the knowledge, understanding, and strategic thinking of laboratories for LPA members.  Sort of a forum for LPA members to tap into for insight on trends in the lab, ask questions about the lab of the future, etc. 

COVID has brought many changes to how labs go through the purchasing process. Our objective for these sessions is to learn how this process may be different going forward in academic labs and how LPA members, as suppliers, can meet the new needs of customers and collaborators. We will have a handful of leaders from academia labs serving as panelists and sharing their insights and expertise on this.

The inaugural session was scripted and moderated by Scott Hanton, Editorial Director for Lab Manager.  The questions for the session were developed by the LPA’s Market Information Committee and included:  In a post-pandemic world, will there be rigid appointment adherence for seeing vendors; What restrictions, IF ANY, will you put on vendors for face-to-face meetings in the future for scheduled appointments and also non-scheduled appointments; As you look at how you purchase, how will pricing negotiation take place going forward; What will the new normal look like based on what your facility, your administrators are planning/discussing for the next 6 months? 12 months? 2 years; and more.

Visit www.lpanet.org/handouts for the full zoom recording and we hope you can join us for upcoming Scientific Advisory Board zooms!

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