Avoid Lab Shutdown: 

Strategies to Keep Your Lab Open


Webinar Overview

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Has COVID-19 disrupted your lab operations? Have you faced backorders, experiment delays, or uncertainty in reaching research milestones? We hosted a webinar to get tactical advice on navigating lab operations chaos. 

In this webinar, we heard from the UCB R&D team on how they navigated through these challenges, effectively sourced the critical supplies needed for their experiments, and kept their research labs open and operational throughout the pandemic.

Specifically, we learned:

  • How the COVD-19 supply chain disruptions impacted scientific innovation in the UCB R&D lab
  • How did the UCB team manage and solve these challenges
  • What lessons were learned
  • Advice and strategies for other biopharma R&D teams

 

Speakers

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Claudia

Claudia Hayes

Global Sourcing Manager
UCB

Claudia joined UCB in March 2019 as a Global Sourcing Manager. In September 2020, Claudia also took on an additional role as a Digital Mission Lead to support the digital  transformation within the Procurement team.

 

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Emma Dave

Principal Scientist
UCB

Emma Davé is a principal scientist at UCB, having joined the company in 2005. Her interests lie in research and development of antibody therapeutic medicines. She is an integral contributor to the development of novel antibody therapeutic formats. She specializes in molecular biology, antibody expression and protein engineering and bio-fermentation. She is also a seasoned PhD supervisor and currently involved in project management. Emma Davé has been published in peer reviewed scientific journals and is a co-inventor on several UCB patents. Prior to joining UCB, spent 10 years in academia, specializing in areas of genetics and pathogenesis of infectious diseases. Emma earned her PhD from the University of Sheffield.

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Ewelina O'Reilly

Store Manager
UCB

Ewelina is an on-site manager at UCB. Prior to UCB, she held roles as Lab Manager at Eurofins, Senior Scientific Officer at Latis Scientific, and microbiologist. Ewelina holds a degree in food science.

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James Pavlovich

VP of Customer Success
ZAGENO

James' career began as a support analyst for Pepsi Bottling Group’s Field Operations group, working on several different programs improving the order fulfillment process. Following Pepsi, he held a number of senior consulting roles with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he further developed his business operations expertise with a particular emphasis on pharma R&D. During this period James managed organizational transformations utilizing innovative technologies to change the way these organizations operate. His previous clients included large pharmas, biotechs, CRO's and the FDA. 

 

About ZAGENO

With over 22 million product SKUs available from more than 5,000 leading brands, ZAGENO offers the largest life sciences lab supply marketplace. Our one-stop shop solution helps scientists, lab managers, and procurement leaders compare products across vendors, easily source product alternatives, track deliveries, and communicate order status with R&D teams in real time. ZAGENO makes online shopping for any research material convenient, efficient and reliable.

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About UCB

UCB is a global pharmaceutical company. The company focuses on creating value for people living with severe diseases in immunology and neurology. UCB has over 7,600 employees in 40 countries.

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