Steve Yemm Appointed CEO of Labguru’s, BioData



Steve Yemm, a person with very short grey hair and glasses, against a grey-white background


Jul 2018

17 July 2018, Cambridge, MA — BioData has announced the appointment of Steve Yemm as CEO, following a decade of growth in the adoption of its flagship product Labguru. This secure, compliant, web and cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) is trusted by over 30,000 users worldwide who rely on it to plan and document experiments, track progress, streamline lab logistics and share results.

BioData CEO, Steve Yemm

BioData CEO, Steve Yemm

Steve Yemm has been BioData’s Vice President of Sales for the last two years. During this time the company has successfully transitioned from a business-to-consumer model for purchase by single users, to one that delivers SaaS software solutions to biotech, life sciences, and pharma companies, as well as academic institutions.

With two decades of experience in the scientific data management industry, Steve brings an impressive sales and management record to BioData. A chemist by training, he has led field-based organizations for CambridgeSoft and IDBS, worked on global account strategy for Symyx Technologies and established the European and Asia-Pacific business of Core Informatics. Throughout his career, he has worked with clients across the world to successfully tackle informatics challenges and increase laboratory productivity.

Previous CEO, Nils Drache will remain on the company’s Board. He commented: “Steve’s appointment ensures continuity for the business as Steve knows the company and Labguru in detail. I look forward to seeing BioData’s strong management team continue to grow the business, enhanced by Steve’s broad experience and extensive track record.”

Steve Yemm said: “I am delighted to be appointed as the CEO at BioData at a time when we are rapidly building our global presence as a result of wide and mainstream industry adoption of Labguru. This unique productivity-enhancing tool is proving to be indispensable in helping scientists to run their labs more efficiently and maximize their research output. We are lucky to have a great user base that provides us with key insights so we can continually improve. We see a bright future in which scientists can focus on efficiently delivering invaluable work, while their data and inventory management is taken care of.”

With fast and simple implementation, Labguru enhances productivity by instantly recording and managing laboratory data and inventory all in one place. Labguru users benefit from increased data quality, reduced time and costs, secure access anywhere in the world from any device, ease of reporting and full regulatory compliance.

About BioData

BioData delivers SaaS software solutions for institutions and companies in the life sciences. BioData´s flagship product Labguru is a secure, web-based Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) which records and manages laboratory data and inventory, helping labs to run more efficiently. With Labguru, scientists can design experiments and workflows, capture structured and unstructured data, manage projects, and share their work. Customizable experiment templates, integration of protocols, SOPs, and other cutting-edge features help to increase data quality, streamline workflows and reduce costs. BioData is part of the Digital Science portfolio of companies all working together to help researchers make a difference. 

BioData is part of the Digital Science portfolio of companies which work together to help researchers make a difference.

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