Hello, my name’s Mike and I am looking forward to being one of the Tecan Experts at SLAS2016.
I wanted to tell you a little about myself and explain the expertise that I will be able to share with you at the show. I expect you have some interesting automation challenges within your lab, and I’m all set to help you with them.
After an education that encompassed Electrical Engineering, Bio Engineering and a Masters in Business administration I started at Bio Scientific, a reagent company. I was their go-to guy for NGS reagents.
During my time there I got to know the Tecan reps. From talking with them my respect for the company grew. When the opportunity arose I moved to Tecan to work on applications in NGS throughout the Mid West USA.
Largely it was the people. I noticed they had a real enthusiasm and energy that I could relate to – and since I’ve been working here those first impressions still ring true. Since I started I have also realised that the company culture and the quality of the instruments are second to none.
My job takes me into many different environments needing a range of applications, which is an exciting challenge. The variety of work and the travel (from Texas right up to Canada and all points in between) mean that life is never dull.
I see my role as talking with you to understand what your lab wants to do in the field of NGS reagents, then matching your needs to our hardware. I can suggest different combinations of automation, for instance robots of different sizes or with different types of arms.
I am also looking forward to talking with power users who have complex programming needs, or simply want to go bigger and faster. If you want to see scenarios where similar applications are already in use I can help with that too.
It’s primarily NGS automation. Tecan has many applications for mass spectrometry, genomics and pharmaceutical bioprocessing, but my focus is mainly genomics. I have also developed expertise in the more complex programming for 3rd party instruments and large integrations. My work encompasses both the Freedom EVO and Fluent platforms.
I look forward very much to meeting you, discussing how to solve your challenges and helping you to be empowered by Tecan.