Industry News: analytica 2014 to Focus on Food and Plastics Analysis, Genetic Analysis and BioanalysisA first-rate and exciting program of events awaits visitors at the 24th analytica in Munich. From April 1–4, the International Trade Fair for Laboratory Technology, Analysis and Biotechnology will once again be a center for key players in science and industry. More than 1,100 exhibitors will present the latest products and developments for laboratory operations. For the first time ever, the fair will also feature a special show on occupational safety and health and safety in the workplace.
This year’s analytica will revolve around three main themes—i.e. food analysis, plastics analysis and genetic and bioanalysis—whether in the exhibition, the Live Labs and the program of related events. “We are pleased that we have managed to put together a comprehensive and practice-oriented exhibition and conference program for our visitors that are in tune with this year’s focal points,” says Susanne Grödl, Exhibition Director of analytica 2014. How does one identify pathogenic germs, analyze residues such as pesticides or heavy metals or verify the origin of raw materials? Visitors will get answers to these and other practice-oriented questions in the food-analysis sector and can familiarize themselves with the latest equipment and techniques on location. That also applies to the fair’s other focal points: Everything in the sector for plastics analysis revolves around modern materials and their diverse applications. Ecological and economical aspects play a growing role in all branches of industry. Exhibitors will present the latest developments at analytica 2014. In the sector for genetic and bioanalysis, visitors can expect fascinating analysis techniques and customized solutions—from specific sampling, typical trace analysis and select coupling techniques to procedures for evaluating and archiving the tests. Live Labs Feature Practice-Oriented Lectures
Anyone who wants to experience analysis live at the fair should be sure not to miss the three Live Lab events on the topics of food analysis, plastics analysis and genetic and bioanalysis: Some 3,000 participants attended the live demonstrations in 2012, and visitors will profit from these practice-oriented events again this year. That will allow them to exchange ideas and information directly with manufacturers and experts, have new products explained to them and discuss examples of specific applications. analytica Conference with Scientific Highlights
Once again, the program of events at this year’s analytica Conference follows the focal points of the fair. In the sector for food and water analysis, for example, there will be a lecture on “The new Challenge in Water Analysis: Metabolites, Transformation Products and Non-Target Analysis”. On the topic of bioanalysis and genetic analysis, experts will discuss metallomics and clinical proteomics, among other things. As always, key scientific topics in analysis, the latest study results, innovations and new techniques from the most important application sectors will also be introduced. For the first time ever, the analytica Conference is being held at the ICM – Internationales Congress Center München, directly next to the exhibition halls. New show: Occupational Safety/Health and Safety in the Workplace
The topic of safety plays a major role in everyday laboratory work. That is why, for the first time ever, analytica will feature a special show on the topic of occupational safety and health and safety in the workplace. In Hall A3 there will be three lectures on “Fires and Explosions,” “Handling Hazardous Materials Safely,” and “Avoiding Health Risks for You and Your Employees” on each day of the fair. The special show will also give exhibitors an opportunity to present products that are necessary for safety such as safety cabinets, gas detectors and protective clothing.
analytica’s program of events will be rounded out by lively discussions in the Laboratory & Analytics Forum and the Biotech Forum as well as interesting lectures as part of Finance Day and analytica Job Day.