As the nights get longer and the days get colder, and the wind picks up and the leaves change, the future of pharmatech is also continuing to change and evolve, as the increasing digitisation of lab processes and the integration of new technologies, all of which are currently taking the industry by storm, come together to create the ‘lab of the future’.

To give our readers a glimpse of some of these emerging changes, the autumn issue explores a number of topics, from proteomics and metabolomics to Cloud software, clinical collaboration and streamlining processes.

Why not start with the article from Sphere Fluidics on single-cell analysis on page 6, or turn to our Q&A with Biognosys’ Oliver Rinner on page 9 as he talks about the company joining forces with Bruker and the world of mass spectrometry. Next, delve into the world of AI in pharma with Neo4J and Teselagen on pages 16 and 35, or learn more about innovative manufacturing practices in our articles starting on page 38. And don’t forget to take a look at our Microscience Microscopy Congress 2023 supplement on page 25, while also enjoying some fascinating articles on the future of lab automation on pages 54 and 56.

Looking ahead to next month, a highlight of the events calendar is the CPHI meeting in Barcelona from 24-26 October – the largest global gathering of the pharma industry. Come over to our booth in Hall 8 to meet some of the Samedan/PMGroup team.

With all of these articles to explore in this issue, what better way to cosy up this autumn than with our fresh harvest of innovative ideas that continue to emerge from the industry? So grab a hot drink (pumpkin-flavoured coffee, anyone?) and dive in!

Daria da Silva
Editorial Assistant