List of Professional associations
A Labautopedia compendium of professional and trade associations related to laboratory automation. Click on linked terms for more detail. Refer to the Contributing section for author information.
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- Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA)
- American Chemical Society (ACS)
- American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC)
- American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS)
- Automated Imaging Association (AIA): The Automated Imaging Association (AIA) is the global machine vision industry’s trade group, representing more than 300 member companies from 26 countries. Founded in 1984, membership includes manufacturers of complete systems, components, suppliers, system integrators, distributors, end users, consulting firms, academic institutions and research groups directly involved with machine vision and imaging. AIA was organized specifically to promote the use of image capture and analysis technology.
- The Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility: AIM Global is the international trade association representing automatic identification and mobility technology solution providers. Through the years, industry leaders continue to work within AIM to promote the adoption of emerging technologies. AIM Global actively supports the development of AIM standards through its own Technical Symbology Committee (TSC), Global Standards Advisory Groups, and RFID Experts Group (REG), as well as through participation at the industry, national (ANSI) and international (ISO) levels.
- The Biometrics Consortium: Serves as a focal point for research, development, testing, evaluation, and application of biometric-based personal identification/verification technology. The Biometric Consortium organizes a premier biometrics conference every fall (advertised below). Information about past conferences, current government and standards activity, a bulletin board service, and other biometric resources can be found throughout this web site.
- Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI, formerly NCCLS)
- DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e. V. (Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology). DECHEMA is a non-profit making scientific and technical society based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It was founded in 1926 and has more than 5,500 members, who are scientists, engineers, companies, organisations and institutes. One aim of DECHEMA is to promote and support research and development in Chemical Technology and Biotechnology.
- GDCh e.V., Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V., German Chemical Society. The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) is the largest chemical society in continental Europe with members from academe, industry and other areas. The GDCh supports chemistry in teaching, research and application and promotes the understanding of chemistry in the public. The society, a registered charity, was founded in 1949 but builds on a long tradition that began in 1867 when its first predecessor organization, the Deutsche Chemische Gesellschaft was founded in Berlin.
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- IUPAC, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. IUPAC serves to advance the worldwide aspects of the chemical sciences and to contribute to the application of chemistry in the service of Mankind. As a scientific, international, non-governmental and objective body, IUPAC can address many global issues involving the chemical sciences.
- NCCLS, see CLSI
- Robotics Industry Association (RIA): Founded in 1974, RIA is the only trade group in North America organized specifically to serve the robotics industry. Member companies include leading robot manufacturers, users, system integrators, component suppliers, research groups, and consulting firms
- Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC): The RSC is an amalgamation of 4 learned societies, The Chemical Society (founded in 1841), The Society for Analytical Chemistry (founded in 1874), The Royal Institute of Chemistry (founded in 1877) and The Faraday Society (founded in 1903). The RSC has a multitude of sections and subsections that offer seminars, conferences and publications to cover all areas of chemistry and some areas of biochemistry. The most relevant area to members of ALA are: Automation and Analytical Management Group (go here), Biological & Medicinal Chemistry Sector (go here) and Biotechnology Group (go here).
- Society for Biomolecular Sciences(SBS) is the only international non-profit scientific society exclusively dedicated to advancing the science of drug discovery and related disciplines through education and information exchange among professionals in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotech, and agrochemical industries globally. The society offers its 1,800 members a variety of publications and programs, most notably the Journal of Biomolecular Screening, a highly regarded, peer-reviewed resource for new research, indexed in Index Medicus. Journal articles emphasize scientific and technical applications and advances in the field of high-throughput screening and other drug-discovery technologies. The cornerstone of the society’s educational efforts is the highly-rated Annual Conference & Exhibition. The only non-profit scientific and industry conference focusing on molecular and cellular screening, the SBS conference brings together leading scientists from industry, government and academia to present new research and information. This premier meeting attracts more than 1,700 drug- discovery professionals, 80 speakers, 285 posters, and 150 exhibiting companies.
- SPIE (originally the Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers) is an international membership society advancing an interdisciplinary approach to the science and application of light. It serves scientists and engineers in industry, academia, and government, as well as companies producing leading-edge products. SPIE constituents work in a wide variety of fields that utilize some aspect of optics and photonics, which is the science and application of light.
- VDI e.V.- Verein Deutscher Ingenieure e.V.; Founded in 1856 VDI with its 136,500 members is Germany's largest association for engineers and scientists.
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