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Proven solution for strain research and process development, derived from industry best-practices, and built on a unified digital platform.

Bring strain-based products to market faster

Learn how Benchling supports data capture, workflows, and insights to accelerate microbial strain R&D.

Microbial Strain R&D Solutions


Benchling’s Microbial Strain R&D Solutions are trusted by hundreds of innovators across industrial biotech, food and beverage, sustainable materials, and consumer goods. It uses proven best practices to improve traceability of parts and strains, centralize complex data from diverse automation technologies, and streamline development cycles. Benchling’s modern, digital platform combines the best of in silico molecular biology tools, ELN, and LIMS into one solution, designed from the ground up for strain-based product development.

Improve traceability of genes, plasmids, parts, and strains

Create and test novel strains on a connected platform that automatically links related genes, plasmids, and parts for end-to-end traceability.

Orchestrate sample and data handoffs across teams

Manage the flow of work requests, sample submissions, and results reporting from a single, central platform to improve collaboration across teams.

Access insights across assays, experiments, and runs

Drive consistent results capture across teams to uncover deeper insights about strain performance and characteristics.

Create a library of plasmid backbones, expression cassettes, and parts that can be reused in complex assemblies. Perform high-throughput sequence design and analysis with bulk tools and automation APIs.
Perform strain transformation and selection experiments, capture results in both structured and unstructured manners, and share results with full experimental context. Automatically link parent-child relationships between plasmids, strains, and strain banks and track related sample lots.
Iterate on upstream process runs faster with templates and results tables. Capture both in-process and time point data in a structured manner with results tables and instrument integrations. Optimize process parameters with native data visualization.
Evaluate separation, concentration, and purification methods for biomass samples with easy access to complete upstream processing history. Select optimal downstream process steps and protocols by comparing output and results across methods and runs.
Receive samples and requests for analytical testing with complete information and historical context. Centralize assay results from multiple sources and automatically report back results with dashboards.


The Microbial Strain R&D Accelerators provide best practices that shorten time-to-value for research and process development. The Accelerators contain: 

  • Data model – entity relationship diagram (ERD) which serves as an implementation blueprint 

  • Tenant configuration – pre-defined tenant configuration using templates and dashboards for registering entities, tracking results, increasing inventory utilization, and streamlining workflows

  • Solution Guide – highlight capabilities and latest product features


Benchling’s services support customers from implementation through ongoing success.

  • Professional Services – solution-specific domain expertise to jumpstart your optimal implementation

  • Customer Success – continual solution optimization that takes advantage of new feature releases and ongoing industry learning

How we deliver

Dedicated expertise

Our Customer Experience professionals possess deep industrial biotechnology expertise as well as training on information technology best practices. They’ve worked for and with the world’s leading industrial biotechnology companies and apply this know-how to support customers across a wide range of R&D teams.

Continuous oversight

Leverage Benchling's pre-implementation solutions consulting, professional implementation services, and customer success management expertise to help you get the most out of Benchling.

Focused R&D support

Take advantage of Benchling’s foundational implementation guides, developed by our Customer Experience team to support many strain R&D functions.

See Benchling's Microbial Strains R&D Solution in action

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Customer story

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