On September 3/4 the second QC Lab Exchange Platform meeting of the year took place at Merck KGaA in Guidonia Montecelio (Rome), Italy. The meeting was focused on the exchange topic "Life Cycle, Change Management & Optimized Lab Operations". During numerous presentations and interactive workshop sessions the participating companies shared and exchanged many successful practices. As part of the 1.5 day program we had the opportunity to experience the meeting exchange topic in the QC lab of the site. We thank Merck for this great opportunity! The last meeting of this year's edition of the event-series in November will focus on “Digitalization 2.0, Automation & New Technologies”. For more information on the exchange platform click here or contact Stephan Köhler.