Digital Solutions Highlight Innovation at Science in the Age of Experience


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Have you ever wondered about the various ways in which specific digital solutions can be implemented to drive innovation within your company? Last week, BIOVIA co-hosted Science in the Age of Experience, an exciting event that explored its solutions in all their myriad applications. From detailed walkthroughs to hands-on training, attendees had the opportunity to interact with product experts about their most pressing challenges. With twelve separate tracks of customer-led breakout sessions, everyone had the chance to learn more about how to effectively address their interests and concerns.

Keynote Speakers Shared Insight on Groundbreaking Developments and Innovation

In addition to product-driven programming, Science in the Age of Experience also featured two keynote speakers whose work has focused on how digital solutions have transformed research. Professor Martin Karplus, the 2013 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, spoke at the opening session. His groundbreaking molecular modeling engine, CHARMM, not only led to his winning the 2013 Nobel Prize, it deepened our understanding of molecular interactions. A pioneer of in silico methodologies, his work has made modeling and simulation a major component of modern chemistry and structural biology research.

The other keynote speaker was Mark Meili, Director of Modeling and Simulation at Procter & Gamble. His presentation offered a look at how in silico modeling and simulation has benefited his company. Among the key points of his address was the fact that traditional physical experimentation is often unnecessary, costly and time-consuming. As a result, the CPG industry has embraced in silico modeling and simulation to reduce release times and boost innovation.

First-Hand Expertise Regarding the Applications of Digital Solutions

Along with the keynote addresses, other speakers offered their personal insights and attendees learned firsthand how current BIOVIA customers have applied various digital solutions. Some of the presentations included details on: developing two virtual screening techniques to enable the identification of promising ligands for further study; molecular modeling in catalysis research; and adopting a cloud-based Structural Activity Relationship data system to improve collaborative drug discovery.

As much as digital solutions can support and streamline research, sometimes their implementation can be daunting. To address this, additional presenters explained how scientists play a key role in the planning process and how different digital solutions can be integrated within the laboratory. They also discussed how teams can implement automation into qualification workflow and share research data without manual transcription, as well as how collaboration within an ELN environment can help maintain information security.

3DEXPERIENCE Playground: The Ultimate Interactive Experience

Along with the wealth of information provided by subject-matter experts, Science in the Age of Experience offered attendees the chance to explore exciting new technologies in scientific R&D at its 3DEXPERIENCE Playground. Included among the interactive exhibits was the Living Heart zSpace Experience, which gave viewers a glimpse into the future of medicine. By utilizing a virtual-holographic platform, cardiovascular experts would be able to determine treatment options with their patients or even ascertain the effects of new medical devices. Another exhibit in the 3DEXPERIENCE Playground was the Oil and Gas zSpace Experience, which offered a closer look at an oil and gas field in the North Sea and the consequences of three years of production.

And finally, for the users in attendance, BIOVIA scheduled twelve hours of hands-on training with their product experts, giving attendees the opportunity to learn about its digital solutions in-depth. Each of the eighteen sessions focused on a specific area such as developing methodologies for data analysis or integrating disparate data sources into a unified environment. Another highlight was the opportunity to learn about the key traits of an effective quality management system and how its adoption can boost quality culture within an organization.

What a packed week! Science in the Age of Experience certainly offered a comprehensive look at how digital solutions are transforming R&D. Want to learn more about the event? Please visit our site about Science in the Age of Experience. Curious about the digital solutions featured? Contact us today to learn more.