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Andy Zaayenga

SmarterLab

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Andy Zaayenga has been involved in laboratory automation and robotics since 1989, first as an engineer at Zymark, a pioneer in laboratory automation; followed by a series of leadership positions, including CEO of TekCel, a technology forerunner in life sciences sample management automation; Director of Tecan-REMP, a market leader in life sciences sample management; and Vice President of Business Development at HighRes Biosolutions, a leader in the design and construction of innovative robotic systems and laboratory devices. Presently he is Managing Director of SmarterLab, a consultancy for laboratory automation in biospecimen science and drug discovery.

 Andy is Past President and Past Board Director of the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories (ISBER) and Executive Chair of the Laboratory Research & Innovation Group (LRIG).  He served as Board Director of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS), a merger of the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS) and the Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA). He is a past Board Director and past Scientific Program Chair of the Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA) and a past Board Director of the Society for Biomolecular Sciences (SBS). Andy is a member of the Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biospecimens Interest Group, and Standardisation in Lab Automation (SiLA).