Gaining an edge through smarter experimentation

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Gaining an edge through smarter experimentation

Date: 16 March 2021
Time: 11:00 GMT | 12:00 CET
Location: RSC Chemistry World | On-Line
Registration: Free

Join us on March 16 to learn how to double your R&D capacity and get more products to market in less time – and at a lower cost

The Cambridge Dictionary defines an experiment as a test done in order to learn something or to discover if something works or is true. As a result, the experiments we perform become a tool to aid a series of binary judgements, e.g. did my current idea work, yes or no?

While this approach has served us all well, it is no longer sufficient and expectations are increasing all the time. For example, the world now knows a new vaccine can be delivered in 9 months. Continued use of experimental practices that lack predictable timelines regarding the achievement of key deliverables will no longer be tolerated. Experimentation processes need to surpass our expectations and solve obstacles almost before they appear.

In this webinar in association with Riffyn, we’ll look at the vast benefits that can be gained by utilising smarter experimentation and incorporating it into a workflow.

During this hour-long webinar you will learn:

  • About the culture of waste we’re challenged by – a conservative estimate of the waste in R&D is 25% of spend, which is equivalent to $100B wasted worldwide every year
  • How some companies are reducing this waste by changing their experimental methods
  • How these changes are resulting in a doubling of R&D capacity with the result of getting more products to market at lower cost


Timothy Gardner, founder and CEO, Riffyn

Timothy Gardner is a scientist and leader in the field of synthetic biology. He was previously vice president of R&D at Amyris, where he led the engineering of yeast strain and process technology for biomanufacturing of renewable chemicals. Gardner has been recognised for his pioneering work by Scientific American, the New Scientist, Nature, Technology Review and the New York Times. He also serves as an adviser to the European Union Scientific Committees, Imperial College London and the Boston University Engineering Alumni Advisory Board.


Malcolm Moore, Snr Technical Manager, Europe

Malcolm Moore, PhD, is Senior Technical Manager for JMP in Europe. An expert in design of experiments, Moore worked at Light Pharma, BBN and Astra Zeneca and lectured in medical statistics at Newcastle University prior to joining JMP. 


Hadley Myers, systems engineer

Hadley Myers, PhD, is a Systems Engineer at JMP. With over 10 years of combined research and manufacturing experience in photovoltaics, Myers previously worked at Smit Thermal Solutions and HelioVolt, and served on the technical advisory board of OnPeak Power.


Benjamin Valsler, digital editor, Chemistry World

Ben is the digital editor of Chemistry World magazine, producing video and podcasts to accompany the magazine and website. Prior to joining the Royal Society of Chemistry, he was the producer of the award-winning Naked Scientists, making local and national radio programmes for the BBC, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Primedia in South Africa.

Register now for this free, interactive webinar.

Date: 16 March 2021
Time: 11:00 GMT | 12:00 CET

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