LabAnswer Selects John F. Conway as Director of R & D Strategy

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LabAnswer, one of the nation’s leading laboratory informatics consultancies, announces the formation of a new position, Director of R & D Strategy and names John F. Conway to the position. John will strategize and architect scientific data management systems to streamline R&D processes for leading life science, chemical, consumer product, and process manufacturing organizations.

In his new role at LabAnswer, John and his team are solely focused on architecting the best possible systems for our clients with an unbiased approach to drive superior outcomes. - Mark Everding - LabAnswer President / CEO

John comes to LabAnswer with 20 years of R&D experience. Most recently, he was with Schrödinger, LLC, where he was Vice President of Professional Services and Solutions. John’s focus was to expand Schrodinger’s footprint in scientific informatics. Previously, John was Global Director of Scientific Informatics and Solutions at Accelrys, Inc. It was there that John helped bring both the concept of Biological Entity Registration and Next Generation LIMS to market. In addition, John and his teams were responsible for building small and large molecule design environments. Before he joined Accelrys, he was the Philadelphia Site Head, Global Chair of the Structural Biology Domain, and head of US Lab Automation for the Discovery Informatics Department at GlaxoSmithKline, Inc. Prior to GSK, John spent many years at Merck and Co., Inc. with varying roles in biological and chemical informatics as well as computational science methods and modeling. John’s early career includes serving as an analytical biochemist at Tektagen, Inc. (now Charles River Laboratories), a Senior Forensic Scientist at the Pennsylvania State Police, and Co-Founder of Avecon, a diverse diagnostics company. His education includes biochemistry and molecular biology at Pennsylvania State University and Lehigh University.

“I could not be more pleased and excited knowing that I will be helping LabAnswer clients to rethink how to manage the R&D informatics space.”

  • John F. Conway - Director of R & D Strategy

About LabAnswer
LabAnswer is the leading laboratory informatics consultancy combining science, laboratory, regulatory, and information technologies. It has the people, processes, methodologies, and experience to deliver comprehensive laboratory informatics solutions. As an independent third party, LabAnswer offers unbiased multi-vendor and multi-application expertise and support, thus providing a single source for all laboratory informatics needs.

The knowledge gained from hundreds of projects allows LabAnswer to provide clients with valuable strategic and technical information from which informed investment decisions can be made. LabAnswer’s deep experience with enterprise informatics solutions ensures the development of a scientific data management strategy that optimizes application portfolios while maximizing value, increasing compliance, and achieving business objectives.

LabAnswer specializes in helping companies strategize, architect, implement, deploy, and support their scientific data management and laboratory automation projects. With the largest team of informatics consultants in North America, and spanning research, development, and process manufacturing/QC operations across more than a thousand laboratories, LabAnswer performs significant laboratory automation work in pharmaceuticals, bio-pharmaceuticals, medical devices, petrochemicals, consumer products, contract testing, mining, forensics, and life sciences research laboratories.

For more information about LabAnswer – LABORATORY INFORMATICS, please call 888-419-5222 or visit

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