With a new spring timeslot, the next show – which covers everything from the life sciences to the chemical industry – will take place in Hall 19/20 of the Hannover Exhibition Center (Hannover, Germany) from 16 to 18 May 2017. The focus will be on innovative products and services, Lab 4.0 and digitalization. Among the highlights at the upcoming event will be the next edition of the smartLAB display that made a big splash at last year’s LABVOLUTION.

"LABVOLUTION/BIOTECHNICA presents the full spectrum of laboratory technology for users in every relevant sector."

"This focus, along with exciting unique features such as the smartLAB display, transforms the event into a business platform for analytics, lab technology and biotechnology in northern Europe."

The trade fair’s main target groups are industry, research and science. With backgrounds in the chemical industry, food, environmental technology and the life sciences, trade visitors to Hannover will encounter the latest products and solutions for lab technology, automation and infrastructure and for analytics and specialist services. Featuring innovative products alongside best-practice examples, LABVOLUTION showcases the world of the laboratory along the entire value chain and across all applications. At the same time the event underlines its research strength at BIOTECHNICA. Science, R&D and companies from the biotech sector will be presenting the very latest advances and applications in fields such as personalized medicine, industrial biotechnology and diagnostics. Among the exhibitors addressing these topics will be universities, research institutes, biotech companies, and national and international pavilions.

Special formats at LABVOLUTION/BIOTECHNICA 2017 will once again include a flanking conference on lab automation and the new LabUSER exhibitor forum. Located in the conference area of Hall 2, exhibitors at the LabUSER forum have the opportunity to present products and applications and also to offer training and courses. The special display "smartLAB – lab of the future" is unique throughout the tradeshow landscape and a major plus for LABVOLUTION. As well as being a showcase for the prototype lab, it features an accompanying forum and a conference program.

The exchange of ideas and knowledge transfer in relevant biotechnology and life-science topics – such as Bio-IT, personalized medicine and bioeconomy – will take center stage at the BIOTECHNICA FORUM in 2017. Other topics to be featured next May will include careers & recruitment, partnering & networking, and support for start-ups.

Last year saw the first parallel staging of LABVOLUTION and BIOTECHNICA. The story behind the two brands could hardly be more different, with the new LABVOLUTION presenting lab technology for all sectors and the visionary smartLAB, on the one hand, and the well-established BIOTECHNICA – a research and biotech event for Europe with a 30-year history – on the other hand. The two trade shows have now joined forces, benefiting exhibitors and visitors alike. Trade visitors across all sectors throughout northern Europe come to learn about current developments in lab technology and find out about the latest issues and innovations in biotechnology. At the same time, biotechnology users and researchers have the opportunity to view the entire spectrum of cutting-edge lab technology and infrastructure.