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BenchPals digitizes lab management, reducing the burden of administrative tasks leaving researchers with more time to devote to science!

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location New York City, NY, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Website

Company Summary

BenchPals understands the difficulties of dealing with multiple online accounts for ordering chemicals and supplies, keeping digital copies of lab notebooks and data, and the importance of being able to communicate with lab mates to schedule meetings and share findings. We have created an easy, intuitive, and secure software that allows anyone to easily prepare experiments, store protocols, maintain an up to date inventory, and much more!


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    Raul Catena

    Raúl Catena is a Biologist and Biochemist that obtained his PhD in 2008. Is author of more than 20 scientific publications. Has been also assistant professor of Cell Biology at Pamplona, Spain. Currently performs his research on Cancer Metastasis at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is fluent in C, and Objective-C, and is in charge of bringing to life the software that the BenchPals team has devised.

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    Ching Yao Yang

    Ching Yao co-founded BenchPals, Inc. and heads up product development. He is currently a PhD candidate at NYU Poly. Prior to BenchPals, he obtained his M.Sc. from NYU Poly in Biomedical Engineering. He was previously employed as a clinical researcher at National Taiwan University Hospital.

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    Jasmin Hume

    Jasmin is the President of BenchPals, Inc. and currently a PhD candidate at NYU Poly, studying protein engineering and teaching as an NSF graduate fellow. She obtained her B.Eng in Chemical Engineering from McGill University, M.Sc in Materials Engineering from Chalmers University, and worked in R&D at STMicroelectronics before her PhD.

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    Crayon MinYen Hsieh

    MinYen Hsieh is an award-winning interactive designer and creative technologist focuses on visual/interaction design for various platforms. He has worked at MTV, SONY, and LBi. Via interactive design,he takes design as the duty to figure out the problems in our lives, to lead others in the right directions in design projects, and to design attractive figures as a final solution.


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    Peter Fusco