Exhibitor Tutorial

SiLA2 - Standardization in Lab Automation

Monday, February 5
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: Room 9

Abstract: This tutorial will provide an overview to the important topic of inter-operability in the lab
and the standards that can provide this. It will present the status of lab automation today
and the motivation of the SiLA initiative. It will describe SiLA 2 concepts and a solid technical
background as well as progress to date and a roadmap.

Staff will be available at the SiLA booth #231 to provide more information, a technical hack session
will be available as well as a demo using partner instruments. Come and join us

Patrick Courtney


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Thomas Frech

member of the board of directors and deputy CTO
Xavo and SiLA

Thomas Frech, Director Life Sciences at Xavo Systems AG in Switzerland, started his professional career in 2003 after graduating from University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland with a Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. He has spent most of his career in Lab Automation and IT, working for Chemspeed, Novartis and Xavo.
Through many Lab Automation and Lab IT projects he gained expertise in how to apply Information Technology in order to add value to businesses in Life Sciences.

He gained technical experience when he served as Electrical and Firmware Engineer at Chemspeed and at the beginning of his career at Novartis. In 2007 Thomas concluded a Master of Advanced Studies in Information Technology as best in class. Since then he held roles like IT Analyst and Application Architect. Until he left Novartis, Thomas was acting among others as Solution Architect for an international, business-critical software project. In 2011 he joined Xavo as Product Manager and subsequentially became responsible for Xavo's Life Sciences business worldwide. Today, he is working at Xavo as Director Life Sciences and is responsible for sales and program management for key initiatives.

Thomas served as Vice President and Treasurer of SiLA since July 2016. He served as SiLA working group lead from 2013 till 2016 and is a personal member since 2011.

For more information about Xavo, visit www.xavo.com
For more information about SiLA, visit www.sila-standard.org
For more information about Thomas Frech, visit www.linkedin.com/in/thomasfrech


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