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Strategic Alliances

If you represent an organization with a mission complementary to ours, let’s talk. We’re always open to exploring collaborations that create opportunities for our members and advance the industries we serve.

These collaborative agreements work to cooperatively further the SLAS mission and strategic goals. They take different shapes and forms; and may involve (but are not limited to) education programs, student training and/or reciprocal marketing activities. For example, SLAS traditionally partners with the Laboratory Products Association (LPA) on their annual North American purchasing trends report, which is usually presented in person at the SLAS annual conference.  We also maintain mutually beneficial alliances with the American Association for Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), the American Chemical Society (ACS), the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group (ELRIG), the International Society for Stem Cell Research, MipTec, and many more. For a list of 2013-2014 SLAS Strategic Alliance partners, see the bottom of this page.

For more information or to propose an idea, please contact SLAS Manager of Members Services Mary Geismann ( or +1.630.256.7527, ext. 109).

SLAS FIRST Team Grants

To support the outstanding work being done by FIRST teams, SLAS is offering a limited number of $500 team grants available on a first applied-for, first-served basis.

FIRST’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills that inspire innovation and foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

Applications for these grants must be personally endorsed by a dues-paid SLAS member actively engaged as a coach or mentor in a local FIRST team.

Click here for the application form.

SLAS Nonprofit Program Support

SLAS objectively considers requests from strategically aligned nonprofit organizations for financial and/or in-kind support for local, regional, national and international educational initiatives, events and/or special projects that appropriately complement the SLAS mission and goals.

For more information or to submit a request, please see the SLAS Nonprofit Program Support Request Form.

2013 SLAS Strategic Alliance Partners

American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

American Chemical Society

Analytical, Life Science & Diagnostics Association

Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP)

European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST)

Genomics Institute for the Novartis Research Foundation (GNF)

Institute of Food Technologists

International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories

International Society for Chemical Biology

International Society for Stem Cell Research

Keck Institute for Applied Life Sciences

Laboratory Products Association

Laboratory Robotics Interest Group

Midwest Universities Analytical Chemistry Conference


Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute

Society for Biomolecular Imaging and Informatics (SBI2)