Zareh Zurabyan

Head of eLabNext, Americas, Eppendorf Group

Ex-biochemist, Harvard Alum, and Painter

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Zareh Zurabyan (known as "Z" in the industry), a former biochemist/microbiologist and lab manager in the biofuels and bioenergy industry, has dedicated his career to improving human health by systematically assisting research and development-based innovations to be successfully implemented in Life Sciences. Currently working as the Head of eLabNext, Eppendorf Group. he has been responsible for the development and management of Digital Lab Strategy, experimental design and the cultivation of augmented research data which has impacted accelerated development of therapeutics that we use today. Zareh's focus on Digital Health, specializing in Digital and Business Strategy for labs through Lab Digitization, product innovation, implementation of AI/ML tools and building sustainable infrastructure for laboratories, has facilitated the efficient, compliant, and secure development of therapeutics as well as aided the healthcare system to improve human conditions in hospitals across the globe. Zareh is also a consultant to early-stage SaaS biotech start-ups, specifically for market entry strategy and building sustainable business operations He also consults in post-acquisition alignment, funding, team and product development, and people management.

Areas of expertise

Lab and Company Digital Strategy

Software and Product Implementation

Data Science Prep (AI/ML)

Workflow Optimization

Democratising the Digital Tools for Biotech: The Power of eLabNext Developer

Discover how eLabNext Developer democratises access to digital tools, creates a marketplace for plug-ins, fosters community engagement, and offers unparalleled customisation.

9 min read 22 May 2024

Digitising Your Lab, One Sample at a Time

From inventory assessment to quality control measures, learn how to digitise your lab effectively, one sample at a time.

4 min read 09 May 2024

Benefits and Drawbacks of Generative AI in Biotech

Explore the benefits and drawbacks of integrating generative AI into biotech research and development.

9 min read 02 May 2024

Biotech Software: To Build or Not to Build, That is the Question…

Explore the evolution of biotech software trends and uncover the advantages of subscribing to biotech SaaS platforms.

9 min read 18 Apr 2024

Managing and Mapping the Data: Hurdles, Impacts & Solutions

Discover the hurdles, impacts, and solutions in managing diverse data types in life science and biotech laboratories.

4 min read 11 Apr 2024

How to Smoothly Transition from a Limiting and Problematic ELN/LIMS

Discover the transformative power of a Sample and Digital Strategy, and follow our 5 easy steps to prep for a seamless ELN/LIMS transition.

4 min read 21 Mar 2024

This Incubator is Tackling “Tough Tech”: An Interview with The Engine

Discover the cutting-edge world of Tough Tech as we delve into an insightful interview with The Engine, an incubator for biotech startups.

7 min read 14 Mar 2024

Avoiding Legal Complications Through Lab Digitalisation

Dive into the risks associated with un-digitalised operations, including data security concerns, documentation challenges, data management issues, and compliance hurdles.

4 min read 11 Jan 2024

What To Look For In A Sample Management Platform

Sample management is crucial whether you’re working with live mice or newly synthesized chemicals. Explore five critical traits for success.

3 min read 26 Oct 2023

The Role of Human-Centric AI in Biotech Laboratories

Learn about AI and the importance of a solid digital foundation for implementing AI in your lab. Start your lab’s digital journey today.

3 min read 29 Aug 2023

How to Increase Your Lab’s Walkaway Time

Learn how to optimise workflows, monitor and maintain equipment, create failover systems, manage data effectively, and strategically implement a digital lab strategy.

4 min read 22 Aug 2023

The Life Scientist’s Guide to Building a Successful Biofoundry

Learn essential steps including infrastructure building, strategic spending, regulatory compliance, collaboration culture, tech adaptation, data strategy, and more.

6 min read 14 Aug 2023

Sample Strategy: A New Perspective on Lab Operations

Learn how to elevate sample management to the core of your laboratory, ensuring data integrity and future-proofing your operations.

4 min read 08 Aug 2023

Digital Lab Strategy: A Comprehensive Guide to Master Lab Digitalisation and Influence Innovation

Companies in the life sciences often discuss Business Strategy and R&D Strategy, focusing primarily on…

6 min read 01 Aug 2023

Employee’s Freezer Accident Results in Loss of 25 Years of Research Samples: Lab Safety Rules and Procedure

Discover the importance of digitalisation in protecting laboratories against unpredictable events and minimising the impact of sample and data loss.

3 min read 30 Jun 2023

How to Build, Manage, and Analyze Your Plasmid Library

Learn more about the common plasmids used in the life science space and best practices for building, maintaining, managing, and storing a plasmid library.

3 min read 27 Jun 2023

Solving Laboratories’ Decentralized Data Problem

In this article, we explore seven key issues with decentralized data, including data integrity, security, accessibility, standardization, and more.

2 min read 08 Jun 2023

The Beginner’s Guide to Managing an Antibody Collection

Here are the top providers of antibodies in the biological R&D space, their primary applications in research, and best practices for managing a collection of antibodies.

7 min read 01 Jun 2023

7 Great Leadership Qualities to Drive Your Lab’s Digital Transformation

Leaders can come from anywhere within an organisation in the life sciences, where innovation and adaptation are essential.

5 min read 04 May 2023

10 Actionable Steps for Using AI in Your Research Lab

As more and more labs and organisations dip their toes into AI algorithm implementation, ensuring clear documentation, reporting, and analysis is critical.

6 min read 23 Mar 2023

10 Reasons You Should Digitise Your Lab Operations

Now more than ever, life scientists use digital tools to speed up timelines, work in a decentralised way, and keep data secure.

4 min read 20 Mar 2023

Introducing the Digital Lab Platform: What it is and Why it Beats One-Dimensional Software Solutions

It’s time to evolve beyond the “one-trick pony” platform and experience a better path to lab digitization.

3 min read 09 Mar 2023

Top 6 Questions for Choosing the Right Biobanking LIMS Software

Choosing the appropriate platform for your needs can positively impact your biobanking operations. Therefore, it’s vital to ask critical questions when evaluating biobanking LIMS providers. 

5 min read 14 Feb 2023

6 Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) Adoption Barriers and How to Overcome Them

Discover the Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) adoption barriers and learn effective strategies to overcome them revolutionizing your research process.

8 min read 02 Feb 2023

GxP Regulatory Guidelines – GLP and GMP Compliance for Electronic Laboratory Notebooks (ELNs): A Powerful Primer

Complying with GxP compliance guidelines requires rigorous documentation, but unregulated environments can have detrimental effects.

7 min read 17 Jan 2023

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