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“Easy to use, yet fully featured.”
Mass Innovation Labs, a cutting-edge incubator for scientific start-ups, together with the UK firm ResearchSpace, and its Ohio affiliate, Lab-Ally, have announced that the RSpace ELN (electronic lab notebook) will be made available to member companies to help catalyze their research and protect their intellectual property. Mass Innovation Labs has become the accelerator of choice for Boston’s small startups and rapidly maturing life-science companies like Editas Medicine, Cellaria and C4 Therapeutics.
The pairing is especially appropriate: Mass Innovation prides itself on being a flexible and scalable space providing expert support for scientific entrepreneurial organizations of all sizes, while RSpace ELN has been deliberately designed around the same concepts of flexibility and scale. The addition of RSpace to Mass Innovation’s suite of infrastructure tools will facilitate accurate lab data collection and help with trouble-free commercialization of members’ discoveries. RSpace will also smooth the process of graduation from incubator to larger facility by ensuring that critical knowledge assets, IP provenance and due diligence procedures are not lost or disrupted by the logistics of growth, or the rigors of relocation. RSpace ELN features an open framework and modern API that allow seamless integration with data sources like Dropbox, Box, Google Docs, MS OneDrive, and Github, as well as connection to verbose data held in file servers, sample management systems and more. RSpace will help Mass Innovation Labs members share and archive files securely, but also allows for easy bundling and export of data in ways that maintain integrity and traceability. Embedded metadata and digital signatures protect members’ data claims even when information is disclosed externally to auditors, investors or other stakeholders.
“RSpace was chosen because it is easy to use yet fully featured”, said Amrit Chaudhuri, CEO and cofounder of Mass Innovation Labs. “This valuable research tool adds to the arsenal of support we provide to companies in areas like setup, workflow, biosafety and other operational programs, ultimately helping companies start work quickly and significantly reduce the typical time it takes to set up lab operations.”
“We’re delighted to partner with Mass Innovation Labs,” said Rory Macneil, CEO and cofounder of ResearchSpace. “The addition of RSpace as a digital environment to complement the world class physical environment Mass Innovation Labs already provides to its member companies is a great example of Mass Innovation Labs’ commitment to continual innovation.”
Rob Day, CEO of Columbus, OH based Lab-Ally added: “RSpace ELN has been specifically designed for modern, dynamic research environments like Mass Innovation Labs. With features like distributed, hierarchic, configurable administration, we believe that RSpace is ideal for any discovery environment where autonomous organizations or semi-autonomous divisions need privacy, but also want the option for secure collaboration or tiered oversight.”
About Mass Innovation Labs:
Mass Innovation Labs was created “to support an expert powered ecosystem that drives brilliant execution”. Its 124,000-square-foot chemistry and biology space is located among the world’s leading life-science companies in Kendall Square, epicenter of the Boston biotech boom. Comprehensive support for growing member companies includes animal facilities, on-site CRO services, and a range of other scientific amenities. For more information visit massinnovationlabs.com.
ResearchSpace provides the RSpace electronic lab notebook, which is used by universities, medical schools and life sciences companies around the world. The company mission is to enable researchers to document and protect their work from bench to market or publication, and share it in ways that catalyze discovery. For more information visit researchspace.com
Lab-Ally operates the US office of ResearchSpace and is involved with the creation of scientific data management tools like RSpace ELN, as well as a variety of other biomedical research ventures. For more information visit lab-ally.com
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