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…

15% of HHMI Faculty Scholars Use Benchling!

We’re thrilled to announce that the heads of 13 labs using Benchling have been appointed faculty scholars by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. These awards recognize early-career scientists who have great potential to make unique…

5 Reasons Not to Use a Legacy ELN

1. Scientists don't want to use clunky software... When scientists would rather use a paper notebook than an electronic lab notebook, you know there's a problem. Perfect compliance is hard to come by, but when software looks like it's 10 years old and works like it's 20, there's definitely room for…

Use Benchling to import and analyze proteins!

We've gotten lots of requests from scientists regarding protein analysis features, so we're excited to announce the release of the following protein features on Benchling: Create and import protein sequences Calculate biochemical properties Annotate proteins from feature…

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