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December 17, 2021                                                           View this email in your browser

Looking Back as We Move Forward

Thank you for your continued support, participation, and engagement in ALDA in 2021. This past year saw ALDA grow to new levels, thanks to you. We step into 2022 excited for the potential of our association and industry and look forward to continuing to bring value to you, our members, and building on our successes.
 
2021 saw ALDA continue to drive virtual engagements and offerings initiated in 2020 while also getting back to the core of our value-proposition: in-person events. Here are just a few of the highlights:
 
Our Spring Virtual Senior Executive Conference was focused on Pandemics & Infectious Disease. Held every Thursday in May, the conference featured an industry CEO RoundtableDr. Pardis Sabeti of the Broad Institute and Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Phil Dormitzer (Pfizer, recently announced to be heading to GSK) and Dr. Penny Heaton (Bill & Melinda Gates Medical Research Institute) who all spoke about key developments in this area and the impact our industry will see in the years ahead.
 
Our Fall Senior Executive Conference focused on Proteomics and took place in-person, October in Laguna Beach. ALDA’s first in-person gathering in two years saw record attendance, as 128 senior executives in our space came together to network and learn. This collection of ALDA friends—old and new—was a truly special event that laid the groundwork for what’s to come in 2022. More on that below. This conference also served as an opportunity for ALDA to launch its brand-new strategic plan to membership. The plan—focused on building on the strong foundation of ALDA—was well received by members and will be the focus of the ALDA board moving forward.
Our Senior Executives Dinner in Boston also saw record attendance, as 50 senior executives from the New England area gathered to network and continue the discussion on proteomics that started in Laguna Beach. ALDA Senior Executives Dinners will continue in 2022; more information on our March dinner below.
  
  
We hosted Senior Executive Virtual Sessions focused on topics of relevance to our members this year, from cybersecurity to the European economic landscape to diversity and inclusion initiatives, and more. ALDA will continue to complement our core offerings with pertinent, timely virtual executive sessions throughout the year. 
 
ALDA continued to host Functional Executive Meetings including this week’s Service & Support Executive Conference on people, processes and tools and our spring Marketing & Sales Executives Conference. In 2022, ALDA plans to add a Human Resources Senior Executive meeting, as well, to build on the success of the collaboratives.
 
Speaking of which, the ALDA member community continued to build on our 2020 Collaborative sessions that helped our members navigate the pandemic and share tools and resources with colleagues in the industry. In 2021 this format also enabled us to focus on vaccine mandates and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

ALDA continued offering relevant market data & reports, including our quarterly reporting in partnership with SDI as well as category-specific reports. 2021 also saw the launch of the industry’s first ever diversity and inclusion benchmarking survey. You will be hearing more about the 2022 pulse survey on this topic in the near future.

And this is just the beginning; 2022 will see ALDA’s return hosting networking opportunities at industry events as well as other new offerings, including our first ever Senior Executive Conference held in Europe—in Zurich, Switzerland next October 2-4. The current 2022 calendar is below; save the dates and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!
Thank You to 2021 New ALDA Members

Of course, we couldn’t do any of the above without the support of our great members. We currently have a record number of members; over 110 for the first time in ALDA’s history. This is attributable to the continued support of our great members who have been with us over the years combined with the enthusiasm and energy of our new ALDA members. We’d like to extend a special thanks to those companies that joined since January 2021; we look forward to continuing to serve you in 2022 and beyond.
2022 Calendar
Mark your calendars! ALDA is excited to get back to many of our in-person events. More to come, but here is what is currently scheduled:
Events Calendar
 
Feb 8
Executive Breakfast at SLAS 2022
Boston, MA

Mar 9

Annual Senior Executive Dinner
Menlo Park, CA

Mar 16 (TENTATIVE)
Marketing & Sales Executive Conference
Virtual

Apr 25 (TENTATIVE)
Executive Breakfast at ECCMID 2022
Lisbon, Portugal

May 1-3
2022 Spring Senior Executives Conference
Boston, MA

Oct 2-4
2022 Fall Senior Executive Conference
Zurich, Switzerland

The ALDA Team wishes you Happy Holidays and a successful New Year! 
Thank you for your continued support, participation, and engagement in ALDA
in 2021.
Carol, Kerrie & Mike
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ALDA Welcomes Four New Members

BrightSpec
is headquartered in Virginia and the company offers molecular rotational resonance (MRR) spectrometers which provide precise structural characterization and quantification of components straight from a mixture. BrightSpec instruments can distinguish between stereoisomers and isotopes, require no reference standards, and provide routine measurements rapid enough for process monitoring and QAQC applications.
 
Walter Colsman, CEO will be the official representative and Stephen Unger, CFO will be the alternate.
 
 
Gingko Bioworks is headquartered in Massachusetts.  Biology by design. Biology is the most advanced manufacturing technology on the planet.  The company programs cells to make everything from food to materials to therapeutics.
 
Founder and CTO Barry Canton will be the official representative and Founder & CEO Jason Kelly will be the alternate.
 

Matterworks, headquartered in Massachusetts is a venture-backed biotech startup on a mission to democratize metabolomics
and catalyze its widespread adoption and integration into the life sciences. Our platform harnesses advances in high-resolution mass spectrometry and machine learning to systematize, scale, and accelerate metabolomics workflows.
Mimoun Cadosh Delmar, CEO will be the official representative and Chief of Staff Nick Richards will be the alternate.
 
 
Rapid Micro Biosystems is headquartered in Massachusetts.  An innovative life science technology company they provide mission critical automation solutions to facilitate the efficient manufacturing and fast, safe release of healthcare products.
 
CEO Robert Spignesi will be the official representative and CFO Sean Wirtjes will be the alternate.
 
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