Connect, manage, and analyze data at scale with Benchling Connect

Every company conducting scientific R&D, large or small, faces a similar set of challenges when incorporating data generated from their scientific workflows. Teams require accurate, usable instrument data that’s easy to search, analyze, store, and associate with experimental context.

As these teams scale, they use a growing collection of instruments and tools with proprietary data formats, necessitating custom integration and ongoing data management. The proliferation of these instruments, their proprietary data formats, and the data generated creates connectivity and data management hurdles such as manual data transfers, broken data lineage, and non-compliant data. 

As a result, the biotech industry is stuck in a cycle of repeatedly trying to solve critical data lifecycle problems. Solving these problems demands a central place where R&D teams can connect, manage, and analyze their data — that’s why we’re excited to introduce Benchling Connect.

Introducing Benchling Connect  

With Benchling Connect, companies can increase their R&D throughput and drive better decisions with powerful lab instrument connectivity and more accurate, end-to-end scientific data management. This flexible platform is built using a unique open source approach in support of FAIR best practices.

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Benchling Connect provides customers with two new, exciting capabilities:

Instrument connectivity

Easily connect key instruments with Benchling, using simple file-based or API-based integrations. Once you’ve connected your instruments to Benchling, a built-in, app-based interface allows customers to automate the processing of instrument and other R&D data. 

Today, Benchling Connect supports out-of-the-box integrations with 12 commonly used instruments. Connect allows teams to easily standardize data and prevent vendor lock-in by mapping all instrument output to the Allotrope Simple Model (ASM), and making the converter codes open source and freely available on GitHub.


Data management

With Benchling Connect, customers can truly manage their scientific data in one place. Because Benchling uniquely models and tracks scientific data and metadata, R&D teams can browse, search, and connect ingested data easily to notebook entries, results tables, and more. (Browse and Search feature is expected to be available in early 2024). 

Benchling Connect also makes it easy for customers to accommodate their growing data storage needs. Benchling takes a data-agnostic approach, so our customers can quickly connect to the platform whether they have their own data lake (e.g., Snowflake) or need Benchling to provide one (e.g., data warehouse).

Improve R&D throughout and decision-making with a flexible, open data platform  

These new lab connectivity and data management capabilities bring new advantages to our customers. With Benching Connect, customers can truly manage their scientific data in one place, automate instrument data processing, and accommodate their growing data strategy. Here’s how Benchling Connect can transform your organization's R&D:

Increase R&D throughput and accuracy 

Benchling Connect enables R&D organizations to automate time-consuming, manual data collection processes. Because experimental data and metadata is centralized on an open platform, labs can increase automation and instrument connectivity in support of critical R&D milestones.

Drive better decisions and deeper insights 

With Benchling Connect, R&D teams can house their instrument data and tech stack on a single platform, instead of having it fragmented across multiple point solutions. By centralizing and harmonizing instrument data into a common format, Benchling Connect breaks down these barriers to foster real time collaboration, with scientist-friendly product experience. 

And, with all experiment data and metadata residing in Benchling, scientists have everything they need to develop new insights without digging for it across multiple, disconnected systems. 

Accelerate your data strategy 

Addressing chronic data lifecycle challenges requires an open source approach that applies FAIR best practices. That’s why Benchling Connect is built using an open-source, ecosystem-based approach. 

Benchling Connect is built on open data standards, which are future-proof and eliminate vendor lock-in. R&D organizations have access to open source instrument data converters that support flexible use case adaptations, and robust APIs to data lakes and warehouses.

This first-of-its-kind approach is designed to help leaders deliver sustainable and scalable data strategies and strengthen their digital data foundation.

Get started today 

To learn more about Benchling Connect, reach out to your Benchling Account Executive or Customer Success Manager. 

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