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– ISRAEL / USA, MA – BioData, producer of Labguru, the web-based research and lab management service, is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael G. Tomasic to its Board of Directors.

Tomasic served as President and CEO of CambridgeSoft for 20 years. Under his leadership, CambridgeSoft served over one million customers in the pharmaceutical, biotech and chemistry markets. He continued to lead the company through its 2011 acquisition by PerkinElmer, Inc., (NYSE: PKI) for over $200 million.

Tomasic is currently President of Management Technology, consulting to the software, computing, and biotech industries. He also served as Chairman of LabTech Corporation, provider of products to the chemistry market, for over 20 years.

“Labguru has established itself as a key player in the web-based research and lab management system market. Labguru’s unique value is the broad range of features it provides to individual researchers, Principal Investigators, as well as entire departments and research institutions. I’m excited to help advise and guide the company as it matures and focuses more attention on institutional clients,” said Tomasic.

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, “We’re honoured Michael has joined the team. His depth of knowledge and breadth of experience in the biotech and software markets are a perfect fit as we continue to establish Labguru as the leading institutional research and lab management system.”

About BioData

Based in London and Tel Aviv, 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. Key funding for BioData comes from Digital Science, a division of Macmillan Science & Education and sister company to Nature Publishing Group.

About Digital Science

Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific research. Operated by Macmillan Science & Education, it offers a range of range of scientific technology and content solutions, from intelligent knowledge discovery tools to software applications for the laboratory and decision support systems for managers.

 

 

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