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Louis Culot Appointed as BioData's CEO

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, September 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Culot brings life science and software industry experience to BioData's research and lab management services 

BioData, producer of Labguru, the web-based research and lab management service, is pleased to announce the appointment of Louis Culot as the company's new CEO. Culot most recently served as VP Marketing and Business Development at BioDiscovery Inc., developer of genomics software for life science research and clinical applications.

Previously, Culot worked for 17 years with CambridgeSoft Corporation in roles including VP Enterprise Applications and Executive Director of Research Informatics. Prior to its 2011 acquisition by PerkinElmer, Inc., (NYSE:PKI) for over $200 million, Culot initiated and led CambridgeSoft's transition into an enterprise solutions firm focused on life-science research.

"I'm thrilled to be joining BioData during this time of growth," says Culot. "Labguru represents a major step forward in scientific data management, combining e-notebook, project management, specimen tracking and biologics inventory in a very polished application. Our institutional customers are looking to improve transparency within the labs, and the Labguru product and service team is scaling to support the largest deployments."

A Digital Science portfolio company, BioData's services benefit individual researchers at the bench, and also enhance collaboration and knowledgement management across research teams and institutions. Labguru's order management, equipment sharing, and storage mapping features reduce costs and streamline administrative tasks.

Timo Hannay, Managing Director of Digital Science and Chairman of BioData's board reports, "Louis joins BioData at an exciting time in its growth. We're experiencing increased demand for Labguru not only from individual labs and businesses, but also from departments and institutions. Louis' extensive life science and software industry experience will ensure we continue to increase support to our institutional clients."

About BioData 

With offices in Boston, Tel Aviv, and London, BioData Ltd. creates digital tools for increasing the productivity of academic and industry laboratories. Its flagship product, Labguru, is currently used by thousands of researchers in hundreds of labs worldwide. Founded in 2007, BioData is a portfolio company of Digital Science, a division of Macmillan Science & Education and sister company to Nature Publishing Group. For more information, visit http://www.labguru.com.

About Digital Science 

Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific research. Whether at the bench or in a research setting, their range of products help to simplify workflows and change the way science is done. Their portfolio brands include Altmetric, Labguru, Figshare, ReadCube, ÜberResearch, BioRAFT and Symplectic. Digital Science is a business division of Macmillan Science and Education.

Visit http://www.digital-science.com and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.

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