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 LPA held its inaugural Scientific Advisory Board session, Engaging the Lab of 2022 in a Post-COVID Environment on April 21 and it was a big success! Scripted and moderated by Scott Hanton, Editorial Director for Lab Manager.  Over 130 LPA members joined in to listen to lab leaders from Indiana State University, Madonna University, Duke University, University of Michigan, and University of Miami share their insights and perspectives on a range of questions.  These included: how open is your institution’s lab; in a post-pandemic world, will there be rigid appointment adherence for seeing vendors; as you look at how you purchase, how will pricing negotiation take place going forward; as a result of the pandemic, what changes in funding trends/patterns do you see for your institution’s lab going forward; and more.  The session was recorded and can be found in the members’ only section of the LPA website.

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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