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As 2013 comes to a close, SLAS would like to wish its members and the laboratory science and technology community worldwide a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year, we would like to provide the readers of SLAS Point-to-Point a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 2, 2014.


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SLAS Asia Honorary Advisory Board announced
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From Dec. 11: Ten distinguished dignitaries have aligned themselves with the Society by agreeing to serve as members of the SLAS Asia Honorary Advisory Board. They will provide high-level strategic vision, exceptionally informed perspective and outstanding global connectivity to SLAS leadership, with an emphasis on increasing the Society’s presence in Asia and value to members based in Asia. "We are grateful that our Society and its initiatives have gained the trust and support of these eminent and influential scientific leaders," says SLAS President Jeff Paslay. More

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SLAS announces finalists for 2014 SLAS Innovation Award
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From Dec. 4: Nine scientists delivering podium presentations at SLAS2014 are being honored as SLAS Innovation Award finalists, but only one will receive a $10,000 cash prize at the event, Jan. 18-22 in San Diego. The final step in the evaluation process occurs in San Diego as the SLAS Innovation Award judges score each finalist's presentation based on impact on laboratory automation and screening, originality/creativity, quality of science and oral presentation performance. More

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JBS special issue on phenotypic drug discovery now online
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From Nov. 20: SLAS Biomolecular Sciences Section members and JBS subscribers can now view the December issue, including 13 original research articles such as "The Contribution of Mechanistic Understanding to Phenotypic Screening for First-in-Class Medicines" by David Swinney and "Development of High-Content Assays for Kidney Progenitor Cell Expansion in Transgenic Zebrafish" by Subramaniam Sanker et al. This is part one of a two-part special issue on modern PDD, or physiology-based, strategies by guest editors Jonathan A. Lee and Ellen L. Berg. More


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Andrea Weston earns 2013 SLAS Innovation Award
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From Jan. 23: SLAS congratulates Andrea Weston, Bristol-Myers Squibb, for her 2013 SLAS Innovation Award-winning presentation, "Making a Quantum Leap in Mass Spectrometry Throughput: Applying the NextVal MassInsight Technology to Monitor Cytochrome P450 Enzyme Inhibition in Human Liver Microsomes." Weston, one of nine finalists for the prestigious annual award, was judged best for quality of science, impact on laboratory automation and screening, originality and creativity. More


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JALA names 'The 2013 JALA Ten' breakthroughs in innovation
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From Feb. 13: "This year's selections demonstrate the remarkable progress that can be realized when top scientists and engineers combine their talents with those of translationally minded clinicians and entrepreneurs," states JALA Editor-in-Chief Dean Ho, Ph.D., of the University of California, Los Angeles. An annual editorial feature highlighting technological advances addressing key biological and medical quandaries, The 2013 JALA Ten are showcased in the February 2013 issue of JALA (Volume 18, Issue 1), now on JALA Online. More

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SLAS member profile: Scientist mom does it all
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From May 1: Read a book. Run a marathon. Raise a family. Do research. It's impossible to do all these things at the same time. Or is it? Ioana Popa-Burke, Ph.D., makes it look easy. She bolsters her resolve to do it all with the support of her spouse, family-friendly hours at work, a keen eye for opportunity and an outgoing personality. Meet Popa-Burke in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More

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European Lead Factory: An Open Innovation Experiment in Drug Discovery
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From May 29: Earlier this year, an international consortium of 30 partners launched the five-year European Lead Factory in an unprecedented attempt to open up chemical libraries, ignite great minds in drug discovery and accelerate progress of creating novel medicines. The initiative involves pharmaceutical companies, academia and small and medium-sized enterprises. Read about its progress to date in the latest feature article in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More


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SLAS members discuss lab-on-a-chip technology
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From Sept. 18: George Whitesides, Gary Kramer, Elliot Hui and Kevin Hrusovsky share thoughts on the chasm often experienced between academic research and commercial development of products. "Researchers need to think about the difference between a measurement in a scientific paper and a product that is a solution to a problem," Whitesides notes. "Both are interesting and probably required for the progress of science. However, if you make lots of things that make really great papers, but nobody ever uses them, it's a bit sterile." More

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46 students from 10 countries earn SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards
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From Oct. 23: In service of its educational mission and to serve life sciences R&D professionals around the world, SLAS honors 46 undergraduate students, graduate students, post‐doctoral researchers and junior faculty members with SLAS Tony B. Academic Travel Awards for SLAS2014, Jan. 18‐22, 2014, San Diego, CA. Awards include roundtrip travel, hotel and conference registration. A panel of judges evaluated student abstract proposals and made selections based on scientific merit. More



SLAS member Xavier Perrodon: A Cultural Adventurer
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From June 5: A college internship introduced Xavier Perrodon to robotics. A spirit of adventure moved him across two continents. Discover how a busy laboratory automation specialist keeps one foot in the lab and the other exploring international turf in the latest member profile in the SLAS Electronic Laboratory Neighborhood e-zine. More


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