ziathInstrumentation control and information management product specialists—Ziath has announced the opening of direct operations in the US with the appointment of a general manager.

The company stated that the move is part of its drive for international expansion and will better enable it to serve the US laboratory automation community particularly in the areas of compound management, high throughput screening, forensics, cannabis testing and biobanking / biorepository.

Steve Knight, commercial director for Ziath said: "We welcome Landon Diaz as our new US general manager with his considerable experience of the laboratory automation industry and background in life sciences. Landon has impressed us when working together on projects in the past with his commitment to quality and excellence. He will be responsible for driving Ziath's business expansion in the US, managing our local demonstration facility and for supporting our existing customer base."

Landon Diaz commented: "I am delighted to have joined Ziath having been familiar with their excellent reputation and strong product portfolio for much of my career" He added: "At Ziath we pride ourselves on product development, customization and look to provide a truly bespoke experience for each customer. Our customer-centric approach guarantees you access to high-quality scientific support. Whether you're working with millions of compounds or a cohort of precious clinical samples, you can be confident that our high-quality instruments will keep your pipeline running."

For further information please visit www.ziath.com or contact Ziath on +1- 858-880-6920 / +44-1223-855021 / info@ziath.com.

Founded in 2005, Ziath specialises in development of innovative instrumentation control and information management products using 2D Datamatrix bar-coded tubes to simplify automation processes in life science organisations, from academia, to the biotech and pharma industries.