Benchling | September 17, 2021
Benchling , innovator of the research and development (R&D) cloud for the biotechnology industry, today announced its entry into the early development market. The company brings new solutions to market that enable scientists for the first time to work seamlessly from research to development in a single system. By expanding the range of services, the Benchling R&D cloud is designed to offer both the flexibility and speed required for research efficiency as well as the control and conformity required for compliance with regulations.
The market and society are putting unprecedented pressure on R&D companies to develop new products and get them to market faster. Vaccines typically take years to develop. But in developing COVID-19 vaccines and therapies, researchers have been able to get them ready for clinical trials in a matter of months. Faster time to market for innovative biotech products can mean that patients can receive new treatments for life-changing diseases faster, such as the COVID-19 vaccines. It can also mean producing more food with less energy, enriching consumer lives with ethically sourced products, and making businesses more climate-friendly.
The development of such complex, important products requires modern technologies. Different individual solutions for electronic laboratory notebooks (ELN), laboratory information management systems (LIMS) and laboratory execution systems (LES) form silos that exacerbate the challenges of complex collaboration. They force scientists to spend time comparing data between different systems instead of gaining important insights that accelerate product development.
With more than 600 customers spanning a wide range of company sizes, industries and scientific use cases, Benchling relies on customer partnerships to expand its product range. Here are examples of benchling customers who have improved their development speed, scientific knowledge and collaboration within their R&D organizations:
Syngenta is one of the world's largest producers of novel seeds. Worldwide, 35 percent of food is rendered unusable by pests and diseases. New biological solutions and better built-in defense mechanisms not only protect against food waste, but also reduce the need for harmful chemicals that pollute the environment.
Syngenta's work relies on scaling, as our researchers: internally test hundreds of thousands of seeds in a variety of growing environments. When we discover viable varieties that meet the needs of farmers, we need to replenish our seed stocks quickly for testing in laboratories, greenhouses and field trials around the world,“Thanks to benchling, we said goodbye to paper. Our global seed R&D teams can efficiently work together on a single platform to standardize the development of seed varieties from the laboratory to the test field. This has enabled us to restructure much of our work and accelerate the time-to-market for new seed products.
- Charlie Baxter, Head of Traits, Regulatory and Product Safety at Syngenta.
New workflows: Benchling has expanded the workflows application to support collaboration between specialized R&D teams. Users can now coordinate tasks and processes across teams with full traceability, including methods, samples and inventory. Project managers gain insight into ongoing processes in order to reduce bottlenecks and increase productivity. Workflows help teams from research to development to work together more efficiently and to reach important milestones more quickly.
Structured Templates: With Benchling's new, more structured templates, product development teams can easily create common, standardized processes for repeatable experiments, analytical tests, QC protocols and more. These procedures can be regulated in a targeted manner in order to meet compliance requirements.
Validated cloud: At the beginning of 2021, Benchling switched to a validated cloud in order to be able to provide the platform for customers in a GxP environment.
Benchling is the pioneer for the R&D cloud, software that supports the biotechnology industry. Globally, more than 200,000 scientists in over 600 companies and 7,000 research institutions use Benchling's R&D cloud to make groundbreaking discoveries and bring the next generation of drugs, food and materials to market faster than ever before. The R&D cloud is helping these companies modernize their scientific processes and accelerate collaboration so they can transform the complexities of biology into world-changing results.
miniPCR bio | September 09, 2020
miniPCR bio, a manufacturer of scientific tools for educators and researchers, today announced the launch of the GELATO™, an integrated DNA analysis system. GELATO™ combines gel electrophoresis with transillumination technology, allowing for simultaneous nucleic acid separation and visualization in a single, compact system. As a maker of innovative biotechnology for demanding settings, miniPCR bio has pioneered the development of tools that combine analytical power with the durability and affordability its broad range of users demand. "Our users were asking for a tool that integrates the capabilities of professional lab instruments with the ease of use and compact size of our educational tools," said Dr. Ezequiel Alvarez Saavedra, co-founder of miniPCR bio. "GELATO™ answers that call." Despite a small footprint, GELATO™'s range of casting options allows users to process up to 50 nucleic acid samples at a time. Its variable voltage built-in power supply allows for fast separation of DNA, and its integrated blue-light transilluminator makes it safe for use in all settings. GELATO™ includes a cell-phone compatible documentation hood and features a built-in cutting tray for direct gel excision.
KD Pharma Group | June 24, 2020
The KD Pharma Group SA ("KD Pharma"), a global pharmaceutical CMO and one of the leading producers of Omega-3 fatty acids, and Herbolea Biotech Srl ("Herbolea"), an Italian biotechnology company developing proprietary botanical extraction technologies, are pleased to announce the signing of a Licensing Agreement granting KD Pharma the rights to utilize Herbolea's Bio-Herbolysis™ extraction technology in Europe.Bio-Herbolysis™ is a highly scalable, solvent-less and environmentally friendly technology that can extract cannabis' full phytocomplex starting from wet or dry material, yielding 90%+ extraction efficiency while preserving its original acidic forms and terpene profile.KD Pharma has the largest isolation and fractionation technology portfolio in the lipids industry and with this agreement will expand its capacity for manufacturing a full spectrum of cannabis and terpene-based products for use in pharmaceutical, dietary supplement and medicinal food products.