Sanofi, 3M and Amgen to Give Tuesday Plenary Addresses at Science in the Age of Experience


The following is a guest post by Sean McGee, Solution Marketing Manager, BIOVIA.

Sanofi, 3M and Amgen

Today marks the beginning of Science in the Age of Experience, the Dassault Systèmes user conference for advances in scientific research. BIOVIA, along with their sister brand and co-host SIMULIA, have planned a week of in-depth walkthroughs of their solutions, customer success stories, hands-on training and future product roadmaps. While today’s opening plenary session, which features appearances from Bernard Charlès, the CEO of Dassault Systèmes, Professor Martin Karplus, the 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry and Mark Meili of P&G, promises an exciting start, tomorrow morning will keep up the pace with presenters from Sanofi, 3M and Amgen for our plenary sessions.

Sanofi: Improving Collaborative Drug Discovery with a Fully Capable, Cloud-based SAR Data Exchange PlatformJim Connelly, Ph. D., Global Head of Research Data Management, Sanofi
Structure Activity Relationship (SAR) data systems have become a staple in the lead identification and optimization process within the pharmaceutical industry. However, these systems are becoming more complex, driving up the costs to maintain them, especially as more companies externalize and collaborate with third parties. Learn how Sanofi has been striving to adopt a cloud-based SAR system, and how this “All Data” initiative, driven at Sanofi by Jim Connelly, Ph. D., fits into current thinking on the efficiencies of SAR data analysis in drug discovery.

3M: Building Collaboration in the Age of Information SecurityDavid Misemer, Ph. D., IT Director, 3M
Building an efficient collaboration culture can provide a secure foundation for effective innovation in organizations of any size. The major barrier to achieving this goal is breaking down the walls of communication between different divisions and teams, both inside and outside an organization. 3M recently implemented an enterprise ELN solution to connect their global network; however, they soon realized they needed to take steps to provide appropriate levels of information security. David Misemer, Ph. D., explains the challenges they overcame, what they are still learning and the future roadmap as they connect their US R&D operations within one ELN environment.

Amgen: Holistic Lab: Build Lab Data “Social Network” – Gang Xue, Ph. D., Scientific Director, Amgen
Many organizations are seeing the need to shift away from disconnected software solutions to a single laboratory informatics environment. The Holistic Lab project emerged at Amgen to begin the process of building this unified laboratory environment. Using BIOVIA Workbook, CISPro, Compose, Request and various third party solutions, teams at Amgen have become able to connect and share their scientific data without the need to manually transcribe results, removing many of the data integrity issues caused by manual processes. Gang Xue, Ph. D., explores how the Holistic Lab project developed at Amgen and shares the productivity gains it has brought.

The conference will be running at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel from today, May 23rd, through to Friday, May 27th. Join us for these exciting presentations in Salons F&G starting at 8:30 a.m. following a presentation from Max Carnecchia, CEO of Dassault Systèmes BIOVIA. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Sanofi, 3M and Amgen