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SLAS2015 Welcomes Nearly 4,700 to Washington DC

SLAS welcomed 4,695 participants from 34 countries to SLAS2015, the Fourth Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, Feb. 7-11, 2015. This select and diverse collection of scientists, academicians, business leaders and students from around the globe benefitted from an extensive lineup of education, new product information, and opportunities to connect with peers interested in charting the future of laboratory science and technology.

Relive SLAS2015 Through Key Resources

Access 10 on demand podium presentations delivered at SLAS2015 (SLAS members only). Not a member? Join SLAS today.

Download the Scientific Program Abstract Compendium

Check out the SLAS2015 Event Scheduler containing the final schedule of events, presenter information, the exhibitor listing and a host of other event details.

Peruse the SLAS2015 e-Poster Gallery including 328 posters presented at SLAS2015.

Browse the SLAS2015 Photo Gallery of images captured from Feb. 7 -11 in Washington, DC.

Award Winners

As is the SLAS tradition, a host of distinctive awards were recognized at SLAS2015:

Student Poster Awards

  • Poster #1026: Screening for Synergy of Resveratrol and Repurposed Drugs Towards Retinoblastoma
    Kathryn Champ, Johns Hopkins University
  • Poster #7018: A Microfluidic Device with Integrated Oxygen Sensors for the Cell-Based Screening of Cancer Treatments under Transient Hypoxia
    Samantha Grist, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • Poster #5004: Utilizing Small Molecules to Study Mitochondria Presequence-degrading Protease
    Juwina Wijaya, University of California Los Angeles

New Product Awards
296 companies participated in the SLAS2015 Exhibition, 61 of which submitted new products to be considered for the SLAS2015 New Product Award. The winners included:

  • BlueCatBio; Product: BlueWasher
  • Sony Corporation; Product: Sony SI8000 Cell Motion Imaging System
  • regenHU Ltd; Product: 3DDiscovery BioSafety Cabinet
  • ReSyn Biosciences Pty Ltd; Product: MagReSyn

2015 SLAS Innovation Award
10 podium presentations were selected as finalists for the 2015 SLAS Innovation Award. The final round of judging took place during SLAS2015, when all presentations were evaluated based on a specific set of criteria. Following deliberations at the conference, Jonathan Wingfield, AstraZeneca, Cambridge, United Kingdom was selected as the 2015 SLAS Innovation Award Winner for his presentation, Novel Acoustic Loading of a Mass Spectrometer — Towards Next Generation High Throughput MS Screening. This presentation will be available as an on demand webinar in the coming weeks.


SLAS2016, the Fifth Annual SLAS International Conference and Exhibition, will be held January 23-27 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, USA. Short Courses will take place Saturday-Sunday, Jan. 23-24; the Exhibition and Conference will run Monday-Wednesday, Jan. 25-27. The latest information on SLAS2016 can be found at; where the SLAS2016 Call for Presentations will be posted in March 2015. For exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, contact SLAS Exhibits Manager Barry Sacks at

Program Committee Co-chairs
Jim Inglese / The National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Elliot Hui / University of California, Irvine

SLAS2015 Event Scheduler

Program Abstract Compendium (Final Program PDF)

Download the SLAS2015 Conference App

The SLAS2015 Conference App puts all the information you need to know about SLAS2015 in the convenience of your mobile device. Watch the short video below for an overview of the app.

Read more about the app here.

Scan the QR code below with your Google Android or iOS (Apple) mobile device to start the download process.

Keynote Speakers

Donald E. Ingber, MD, PhD
Professor of Bioengineering, Harvard University
Founding Director of the Wyss Institute
Francis Collins, MD, PhD
Director, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Laurie Garrett
Author, journalist and authority on global health issues