Automating laboratory processes can create efficiencies and bring greater consistency to the testing process for ALL labs, regardless of their size. IVD manufacturers now make automation solutions for all of their customers, from modular units for smaller labs to total lab automation for large regional labs. During this presentation, you will learn strategies you need to know for assessing your lab's automation needs, setting your automation goals, and working through the process of implementing laboratory automation. Emerging technologies that are giving labs of all shapes and sizes the opportunity to take advantage of lab automation will also be discussed.
Sepehr Seyedzadeh is Director, Product Portfolio Management at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in Tarrytown, NY. In this role, Sepehr is responsible for the global portfolio management, product management, and strategic planning of the lab automation business. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer & Electrical engineering, with a minor in Economics. Sepehr has two years of field service experience, as the lead engineer in installation of automation systems and the customization of middleware products. He also has seven years of marketing experience in the fields of lab automation and central lab and point-of-care diagnostics IT.
Paul Janetto, PhD, DABCC, FACB, MT(ASCP), is an Associate Professor of Pathology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Before coming to the Mayo Clinic, he was Associate Professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he also served as the Director of Clinical Chemistry/Toxicology, Director of the Rapid Response Lab, Director of Community Memorial Medical Commons Lab, and Co-director of the Hemeoncology Lab at Dynacare Laboratories. He earned his BS in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and worked five years as a Medical Technologist for Medical Science Laboratories before entering graduate school. He then earned a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board-certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry and American Society for Clinical Pathology. His clinical and scientific interests are centered on Clinical Chemistry/Toxicology, Therapeutic Drug Management, POCT, Laboratory Management, Molecular Diagnostics, and Pharmacogenomics.
He is the author/co-author of numerous articles, 13 book chapters, and over 35 abstracts. In addition, he has presented several talks, workshops, roundtables, and posters on a diverse array of topics from Nanotechnology to Lab Automation to Pharmacogenomics at local, regional, and national AACC meetings.