Ya-Chieh Hsu: Running a Candy Shop (Part 2)

See Part 1 to read about Dr. Hsu’s journey from high school research student to principal investigator. In the final portion of our two-part interview, we spoke with Dr. Hsu about the fun and challenges of starting her own lab. Q: In the past few years, you built a lab from scratch as a new PI at Ha…

Ya-Chieh Hsu: Running a Candy Shop (Part 1)

How do you develop a new model of the way the body organizes itself while dealing with the challenges of starting your own lab? Dr. Ya-Chieh Hsu, an assistant professor at Harvard studying skin regeneration, did just that. We spoke with Dr. Hsu about her journey from high school research student to…

Benchling's 2016 in Review

2016 by the Numbers $7M Funding to grow our product team and bring Benchling to every scientist in the world Features in TechCrunch, MIT News, FierceBiotech, R&D Magazine, CIO Review 50k+ Scientists at the end of 2016 (3x growth from 2015) 100+ Product features added in 2016 150+ Companies repre…

Introducing Protein Alignments on Benchling

With our new Protein Alignment feature and newly updated protein tools, you can import, align, analyze, and export your protein sequences right in Benchling. Import proteins from NCBI and UniProt We've given our protein import tools an upgrade, so now you can import directly from databases like NCBI…

Introducing Well Plates on Benchling

With Benchling's new Well Plate module, you can now design experiments in 6-well, 24-well, and 96-well plates! Here are three ways the Well Plate module can simplify your data entry and experimental design. 1. Use Dropdown lists to standardize experimental conditions Use Selectors to rec…

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3 Ways to Manage Your Samples with the Bioregistry

Most labs track DNA sequences, antibodies and cell strains using spreadsheets or other generic software. Since this software isn’t designed for scientific workflows, making sure everyone enters correct data and searching for the right files can be a frustrating time sink. The Benchling Bioreg…

5 Things You Can't Do with Legacy LIMS Software

1. Register complex biologics relationships Sample management functions are useless if you can't actually register real biological entities. Traditional LIMS claim to have “registration” capabilities, but usually it's just for chemical compound data. That can't extend to complex use cases, such as a…

Benchling Raises $7M in Funding

The News We recently raised $7M in a round of funding led by Thrive Capital. Andreessen Horowitz, who led our previous financing, also participated. We're thrilled to welcome new angel investors, including life sciences veteran Errik Anderson and tech investor/actor Ashton Kutcher. Benchling is firs…