On November 16th, I presented the keynote address at the first Lab Productivity Micro-conference at the Cambridge Marriott. Over 50 people attended this event which featured seminars and exhibits to help make the laboratory more efficient and compliant.
The focus of my address was how technical and business cultures impact R&D productivity. Life science companies require technically trained experts and business professionals to work together productively in order to be successful. But lab scientists and industry management often have different priorities and training. These cultural differences can negatively impact R&D productivity if they are not understood and managed effectively.