About Us

SciCord Mission Statement

Our aim is to create and maintain a comprehensive, configurable, enterprise laboratory informatics solution to enable users to record and consume their laboratory data in ways which facilitate bringing their product to market.

David Strauss – CEO and Founder

At GSK, David created an ELN application which virtually eliminated paper from the world wide pre-clinical organization and was credited with a 30% productivity increase. David grew the application over 15 years to service more than 6000 scientists who in turn created over 800,000 experiments. As ELN champion, David was the involved and often led design, development, testing, validation, implementation, and regulatory compliance defense.

Work process automation is the key strength of the GSK ELN. David analyzed and implemented over 50 automated processes across the R&D landscape including analytical procedures, animal protocols, compound quality summations, synthetic route development and formulation development.

David developed rapid iteration methodology to gain process insights which resulted in solutions which increased efficiency and compliance. In contrast to many ELN/LIMS implementations, introduction of these high quality work process solutions was “sticky”, with high scientist satisfaction and business retention.

David was a key contributor to the LabWare ELN product development specifying user requirements, testing, and developing the first LabWare ELN templates. David started his career with Merck implementing LIMS in manufacturing testing labs and developing robotic analytical solutions.

Paolo Matrascia – CTO

Paolo has consulted in the IT industry for over 20 years. Nearly half of that time was spent with major pharmaceutical companies where he developed an interest in ELN applications when working to implement extensions to the CambridgeSoft ELN product.

Paolo has enjoyed diverse opportunities from advanced web applications to Big Data & Cloud Computing. His expertise and demonstrated ability to find simple solutions for even the most demanding technical challenges has made him an invaluable asset to every organization he has worked for.

Marco Lima

Marco has been in the IT industry since the early nineties. He started working as a software developer of information points for train stations and then continued as an IT consultant in the banking and automotive sectors, acquiring wider expertise, both technical and functional.

During his career Marco has been involved in the analysis, design, development, testing and tuning of complex IT systems with particular reference to the administration and optimization of systems and databases.

Always looking for new challenges, Marco saw the boom of the cloud era as an opportunity he could not pass up, and together with colleagues and friends, embarked on a new challenge: his own company!

Luca Fossato

Luca has been a part of the IT industry since the late nineties. He started his career as a software developer, designing and implementing content management and data access solutions for publishing and banking sectors. Later, he worked as a consultant for telco and pharmaceutical companies.

Adam Troxell

Adam has spent time in various industries and roles, transitioning from training individuals to selling services and onto human resource functions.

Adam was brought on to SciCord in 2016 to lead the software test team.

Adam applies his knowledge of the SciCord Core application as well as Template Development to ensure delivery of quality software to SciCord customers. Additionally, Adam crafts and implements the marketing strategies utilized by SciCord to gain market share in the pharmaceutical industry.

Travis Hayes

Travis started his career as a laboratory scientist in the pharmaceutical industry.

His passion and knowledge for technology assisted his career growth as a scientist, allowing him to quickly learn and utilize laboratory systems and instruments. It was this IT knowledge that allowed Travis to make the transition out of the pharma industry and into IT.

The combination of laboratory and IT skills allows Travis to bridge the gap from scientist to software developer ensuring system designs fit lab practices.

John Neuhauser

John has worked in the medical laboratory diagnostic industry over the last 30+ years. He has held various roles as business development manager, director of corporate accounts and director of marketing. John was national director of sales at Sysmex Corporation of America and Iris Diagnostics. Most recently, John managed reference laboratory accounts, including LabCorp, Quest and Sonic Labs, for Beckman Coulter and Sekisui Diagnostics.