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Benchling, Inc. develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions for the life science industry.
Benchling announced in June 2018 that it had wrapped up $14.5 million in Series B investor funding, adding to its $12.9M Series A funding from 2012. With the Series B money, the company planned to hire more people, increase product development, and attract more academic users. In the fall of 2019, the company announced it had obtained an additional $34.5 million in Series C investor funding in order to extend its global reach and expand commercial relationships to get products to market more quickly.
In January 2020, the company launched its Benchling for Lab Automation, a centralized cloud-based solution for automating experiments and other processes through interfacing hardware and software over the cloud.
Technology and products
Benchling Notebook, Benchling for Lab Automation, and more
Benchling Notebook is an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) that "is more than a digital version of paper." The company best describes the platform as "a lab notebook and a molecular biology suite with a cutting-edge version of traditional LIMS functions." The software is available as a SaaS offering. The Enterprise addition adds features such as custom roles and permissions and workflow management.
Benchling for Lab Automation is a cloud-based laboratory informatics platform that integrates software and hardware to improve automation and data handling of "liquid handlers, plate readers, imaging instruments, chromatography systems, and more."
The company also offers other applications such as sequence design tools, molecular modeling software, inventory management software, request and scheduling management tools, workflow management tools, and analytics dashboards. See the company's product page for more details.
The following pricing information is available for Benchling:
Academic: Free, with access to the molecular biology and notbook apps and rudimentary features.
Professional: Start-ups pay $20,000 per year, supporting up to five users, with minor exclusions.
Enterprise: Pricing is not publicly available.
Demonstration videos and other media
Benchling has 30+ demonstration videos on the Benchling YouTube channel.
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