SiLA Welcomes Roboratory to its Member Community

Roboratory is a Swiss startup providing an easy, smart and affordable automation platform to life science research laboratories. The solution allows flexible automation of existing lab devices and protocol design from a single software platform running on your browser. Please join SiLA in welcoming Roboratory as a SiLA Start-up Member and a voice in SiLA’s integrator community.

Interesting SiLA Developments at Pittcon and SSLA 2017

March 2017 was a busy month for SiLA.  At Pittcon, SiLA presented its SiLA 2 developments and relevance to the analytical lab space.  Several companies showed interest in using SiLA to submit samples to CDS systems, an area of future expansion for SiLA.  On the other side of the globe, SiLA co-presented at SSLA, illustrating how one liquid handling platform has moved towards a connected lab by using SiLA and AnIML.  To learn more about both events, view our upcoming April 2017 newsletter in the Downloads section of our website.

7th SiLA Conference presentations NOW AVAILABLE!

SiLA once again hosted its annual SiLA Conference alongside the 2016 BLSW/MipTec Exhibition & Conference in Basel, Switzerland.

We had the pleasure of welcoming 47 attendees to the Novartis campus, where participants learned about how the SiLA community is motivating the industry to integrate device communication and data standards to enable scientific innovations of the future. Presentations included challenges faced by non-profits and standards bodies in other industries, new opportunities and new use cases for the SiLA organization to consider, and real life successes of SiLA’s standards in action.

Thank you to all the presenters and attendees who made this event a success. Presentations have been made available in the Downloads section of the SiLA website.

Visit SiLA’s Presentation Series at MipTec (Sept. 21, Booth A45)

SiLA’s welcomes you to our MipTec presentation series on September 21.

Visit Booth A45 to listen to some of our community experts talk about their SiLA successes as well as SiLA’s technical plans for the future.


  • 10:00-10:30  Bernd Papenfuss (EQUIcon); 6 Years of Experiences with SiLAInterface Implementations
  • 11:00-11:30   Burkhard Schaefer (BSSN Software); Cross-Instrument Data Integration, Processing and Visualization
  • 13:00-13:30  Patrick Courtney (Tec-Connection); How to Increase the Take Up of Standards in Laboratory Automation: Insights from the Economics of Technology Diffusion
  • 14:00-14:30  Daniel Juchli (SiLA CTO); SiLA: Status, Roadmap and Vision


SiLA Demonstrates Cross-Laboratory Data Integrity & Quality Assurance at MipTec 2016

Each year, SiLA looks forward to sharing our latest standardization successes LIVE.  MipTec 2016 is no exception!

Visit SiLA at Booth A45 to see a live demonstration of


Cross-Laboratory Data Integrity & Quality Assurance 

Using the Standardized AnIML Data Format and SiLA Communication Interface


The showcase will feature the products of BSSN Software, Credimex, EQUIcon, Promega, Seyonic, and Xavo Systems working together to bring plate reader data from one lab and seamlessly integrating it with pipette monitoring QC data from another lab.

Come see SiLA’s device communication interface and AnIML data format in action, spanning across the device, system, and laboratory levels of integration and enabling a new level of data integrity and quality assurance.

Our community of experts will be waiting to show you how lab standards can increase overall lab efficiency and bring the focus back to innovation in technology and science.  We look forward to seeing you at the show!

SiLA Welcomes Back Peak Analysis & Automation to its Member Community

PAA, headquartered in Farnborough, Hampshire, UK, is a global company, offering intelligent and integrated lab automation solutions. PAA supplies their own product range of robotic plate handlers, scheduling software and workcells to automate a variety of applications. Please join SiLA in welcoming Peak Analysis & Automation back as a SiLA Member and a voice in SiLA’s integrator and supplier communities.

Program for 7th SiLA Conference available NOW!

The program for the 7th SiLA conference “Integrate, Innovate, Motivate” is now available!  Please visit our Downloads to see the complete line up of presenters, including our keynote:

Digital Biology in Every Home // Mirela Alistar & Rüdiger Trojok // BioFlux

Please contact Carmen ( to reserve your seat for the Monday, September 19th event. Visitors are asked to go to the Novartis main gate (Fabrikstrasse 2, map) by 10am where you will be guided to the conference gathering.

SiLA to Give Keynote at ILMAC 2016 Lunch & Learn

Join the Swiss Chemical Society and SiLA’s CTO, Daniel Juchli, for a Lunch & Learn keynote presentation on


Standardization: The Way to the Next Generation Lab


Date:       Wed., Sept. 21, 2016

Time:        11:00 – 11:20 am

Location:  Messe Basel


Get your ILMAC ticket for FREE by REGISTERING TODAY. Enter priority code ILMAC2016-SCS and bring your ticket to the event. (Note: You need a separate ticket for each day of ILMAC.)