Laboratory diagnostics at analytica: driving medical progress

analytica brings the future of medical laboratory diagnostics to life. Find out how modern analytical methods, digitalization and artificial intelligence are making daily work in the diagnostics lab more efficient at the world's leading trade fair from April 9 to 12, 2024.

Trends in laboratory diagnostics

The importance of rapid and reliable medical laboratory diagnostics was particularly evident during the Covid pandemic. High-performance analytical methods and state-of-the-art lab technology form the basis for detecting diseases at an early stage and ensuring that every patient receives treatment tailored to their needs. This applies to infectious diseases as well as to cancer, metabolic disorders and numerous other ailments.

Digital tools and artificial intelligence are making a vital contribution to the rapid advances in medical diagnostics. They are the engine of modern medicine. analytica invites you to the diagnostic laboratory of the future. Exhibitors and scientists from all over the world will be presenting their innovations at the world's leading trade fair in Munich. Take part in the dialog about trends in diagnostics and laboratory medicine.

Laboratory diagnostics - the top topics at analytica

At analytica, diagnostic laboratories will find a solution for every challenge. Look forward to exploring these top topics:

  • Digitalization and AI in the diagnostics lab of tomorrow
  • Laboratory analyses: the basis of personalized medicine
  • Imaging: high-resolution microscopy in the service of health

Plus, you will experience the broad spectrum of instrument developments and analytical methods for the modern diagnostic laboratory at analytica. Market leaders and innovative newcomers from all over the world will be coming to Munich to showcase their solutions for the analysis of biological samples:

  • Diagnostics in the laboratory - Omics technologies - Molecular diagnostics
  • Instrumental analysis - Microscopy and imaging techniques - Microarray and chip technologies
  • Bioanalysis - Molecular biological methods - DNA analyses - PCR techniques - Microbiological test methods
  • Personalized medicine - Pharmacogenetics - Point-of-care diagnostics - Rapid tests
  • Digitalization and Lab 4.0 - Artificial Intelligence - Digital transformation - Laboratory robots
  • Quality assurance and quality control in diagnostics
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry - Drug discovery - High-throughput screening

Digitalization and AI in the diagnostics lab of the future

Digitalization is increasingly finding its way into medical laboratory diagnostics. It can save lives, because digitalized and automated systems allow diagnostic laboratories to test more samples in less time while increasing the quality of their laboratory measurements.

The industry expects further progress from artificial intelligence. It helps with the evaluation of rapid tests as well as the analysis of gene data or the interpretation of microscopic images. Cancer, rare metabolic disorders and many other diseases can be diagnosed reliably and at an early stage.

Laboratory analyses: the basis of personalized medicine

Personalized therapies increase the chances of a cure and minimize side effects. Their creation relies on medical laboratory diagnostics, which analyzes both the cause of the disease and the patient's individual genetic make-up.

The spectrum of diagnostic methods for personalized medicine is constantly expanding. It ranges from PCR techniques and gene sequencing to high-resolution mass spectrometry for Omics analyses. At analytica, learn how high-tech diagnostics are paving the way for personalized medicine. Exchange ideas with scientists, equipment manufacturers and users and get inspiration for the diagnostics of the future.

Imaging: high-resolution microscopy in the service of health

Microscopes are still among the most important tools in clinical laboratory diagnostics. They have undergone a real revolution in the past 25 years. The old constraints on resolution no longer apply and, today, processes in living cells and even single molecules can be observed. This is particularly beneficial to medical research, as super-resolution microscopy is hugely instrumental in enabling a better understanding of disease mechanisms.

analytica invites you to take a look at the nanoworld. Find out about high-tech microscopes and digital tools for image analysis at the world's leading trade fair. At analytica and the accompanying analytica conference, learn what modern imaging techniques can do in diagnostics and how they are driving the life sciences.

Talk to the industry leaders in laboratory diagnostics

Renowned exhibitors from all over the world will be presenting their innovations and services for the diagnostics laboratory at analytica in Munich.

Find out which innovative suppliers from the laboratory diagnostics industry you will meet at analytica 2024 in the exhibitor directory.

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analytica: the meeting place for laboratory diagnostics

analytica is the world's leading marketplace for products and services along the entire value chain of modern laboratory processes. Three reasons why analytica is your trade fair for laboratory diagnostics:

  • analytica presents the diverse spectrum of laboratory diagnostics. Learn about innovations and trends in one-to-one chats, and from talks and live demonstrations. Over 900 exhibitors will be presenting their highlights. Benefit from industry expertise gathered in one place.

  • analytica brings you into conversation with key players, decision-makers and leading researchers. Over the three days of the analytica conference, for instance, renowned scientists from all over the world will be presenting the latest developments in diagnostics and clinical chemistry. Make a note today of the analytica conference sessions on imaging techniques, biosensors, rapid pathogen detection and other exciting life science topics. Be inspired and network sustainably with industry players.

  • The practice-oriented supporting program at analytica gives you tips for your day-to-day laboratory work. Best practice examples and direct dialog are the focus of the analytica forums. Get inspiration for your daily business and stay on top of the increasing demands on medical laboratory diagnostics.

FAQs on laboratory diagnostics

What does medical laboratory diagnostics do?

With high-performance analytical methods and state-of-the-art laboratory technology, clinical laboratory diagnostics ensures that diseases are detected at an early stage and that each patient receives treatment tailored to his or her needs. The importance of laboratory testing for public health was particularly evident during the Covid pandemic.

But reliable and meaningful analytical methods are also crucial for the treatment of other diseases. Medical laboratory diagnostics can also be used to monitor the course of a disease and check the success of treatment. The definition of laboratory diagnostics includes numerous methods that are continuously evolving. analytica brings you up to date.

What methods are used in laboratory diagnostics?

The spectrum of diseases and pathogens is immense, and the wide variety of methods used by diagnostic laboratories reflects this. Classic examples of laboratory diagnostics are blood tests and microbiological as well as immunological tests. However, the spectrum is much broader, ranging from imaging techniques to gene sequencing and high-resolution mass spectrometry. Permanent quality control ensures that the laboratory measurements are reliable. Whether polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or histological examination of tissue samples: at analytica, diagnostic laboratories will find a solution and the equipment they need for every challenge.

How helpful are digitalization and AI for laboratory analyses?

Thanks to digitalization and automation, diagnostic laboratories can test more samples in less time while increasing the quality of their analytical results. In the future, artificial intelligence will take even more work away from laboratory personnel. AI can help in the evaluation of rapid tests as well as in analysis of, for example, microscopic images. AI-supported evaluation really comes into its own for large data volumes, such as the analysis of the genome, proteome or transcriptome. Using AI means that many diseases can be better understood and detected at an early stage.

The digital transformation in the diagnostics laboratory is a ceaseless process. analytica brings you up to date. You can also take advantage of analytica's extensive supporting program with special events on digitalization.

Which laboratory tests are particularly important to personalized medicine?

The basic prerequisite for personalized treatment is a detailed understanding of the cause of the disease. In cancer, for example, the subtype of a tumor should be deciphered. Genetic analyses play a key role in this. The same is true of metabolic disorders, which are often based on minor variations in the genetic material. Genetic analyses are crucial to treatment decisions, because if a doctor knows his patient's genetic characteristics, he can select treatments and drugs, as well as dosages, which offer the greatest chance of a cure while decreasing the risk of side effects.