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DELabCon 2016 held in Mumbai

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It served as a platform to bring designers, engineers, scientists, consultants to discuss on the evolving sphere of laboratory design and engineering

SciencebyDesign, a laboratory engineering firm, recently hosted DELabCon 2016, a one-day conference on design and engineering. It was held at Courtyard Marriott, Andheri, Mumbai. The conference was inaugurated by Dr KP Kaliappan, Head of Chemistry Department and former Associate Dean (R&D), IIT Bombay.

The conference comprised sessions and a panel discussion on varied topics from the domain; conducted by eminent guest speakers of national and international repute. The topics discussed at the event centered on safety, design, architecture and sustainability of laboratories in pharma and chemical industries, and their evolution and future trends. Topics were chosen to address the industry’s needs.

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Dr Kaliappan, Associate Dean (R&D), IIT Bombay (standing extreme left) published the souvenir. (From L to R) Kumar Ravindra, Director – Design & Naresh Narasimhan, Architect & Managing partner, Venkataramanan Associates, Bangalore; Nitin Deodhar, Vision Electro Mechanical Consultants, Pune; Ravindra Kelkar, Tata Chemicals, Pune; Chip Diefendorf, Mott Mfg – Canada; Archana Salil, Arena Consultants, Mumbai

The speakers at the conference included Kumar Ravindra and Naresh Narsimhan from Venkatramanan Associates, Nitin Deodhar from Vision Electro Mechanical Consultants, Archana Salil from Arena Consultants, Ravindra Kelkar from Tata Chemicals, Chip Diefendorf from Mott Manufacturing, Canada. The panel discussion was moderated by Lipika Nair from TexAssist Consultants. The panellists were Archana Danait from Clariant India, Amar Hegde from Kottermann GmBH Co KG, Srinivas Kumar Kondapaneni from Laurus Labs, Kapil Bhargava from ISPE, Kumar Ravindra from Venkatramanan Associates and Hitesh Lachchwani from Castrol India.

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Salil Sansare, Founder, Science by Design & Chairperson, DELabCon 2016 felicitating Dr KP Kaliappan, Associate Dean (R & D), IIT Bombay. Dr Kaliappan inaugurated DELabCon 2016

Salil Sansare, Founder Director, SciencebyDesign said, “I am excited to say that the conference met with huge success as most of the industry stakeholders with deep domain knowledge and breadth of experience participated in it, thus making it an inclusive experience for over 50 delegates. Participants came across from places like Canada, France, Bangalore, Baroda, Delhi, Vizag, Pune and of course Mumbai.”

DELabCon 2017 will be held at Bengaluru and the date will be announced soon.

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