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London, UK & Boston, USA. November 18th 2016: Digital Science, a leading technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities has made an investment in Transcriptic, the robotic cloud laboratory for life sciences based in Menlo Park, California, USA. The investment bolsters Digital Science’s portfolio of technology investments in the research, science and healthcare sectors. Digital Science will also take a seat on the board of Transcriptic.  

Transcriptic is the robotic cloud laboratory for life sciences. It frees researchers to focus on the creative aspects of their science by providing faster, more reliable and repeatable processes with vastly lower capital costs than previously possible. The convenient and simple web interface allows biologists to control their science and generate data from virtually anywhere in the world.

As an active early-stage investor in technology support tools and services aimed at enhancing the performance of research, science and digital laboratory sector, Digital Science targets businesses which complement its ecosystem of services in the research and scientific services space and funds and develops online products and services to empower researchers to be more efficient; pushing research to be more reproducible and of higher quality. Its portfolio companies include a host of leading and admired brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, Labguru, Overleaf, ReadCube, GRID, TetraScience, Symplectic and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media company, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.

Commenting on the investment, CEO of Digital Science, Dr Daniel Hook, said today, “Our mission at Digital Science is to bring innovative tools to researchers that allow them to spend more time where they add most value, so Transcriptic is a perfect fit for us. In addition to sharing very similar goals, there is also significant potential for co-operation and integration with other products in our portfolio of companies, including Tetrascience, Labguru, BioRAFT and Figshare.”

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About Transcriptic Inc.
Transcriptic is the robotic cloud laboratory for life sciences. Transcriptic’s revolutionary, automated cellular and molecular biology platform enables scalable life science research with flexibility and precision. The convenient and simple web interface allows biologists to control their science and generate data from virtually anywhere in the world. Transcriptic frees researchers to focus on the creative aspects of their science by providing faster, more reliable and repeatable processes with vastly lower capital costs than previously possible. More information on Transcriptic can be found at www.transcriptic.com.

About Digital Science
Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, at the laboratory bench or in a research setting. It invests in and incubates scientific software companies that simplify the research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies include a host of leading and admired brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, Labguru, Overleaf, ReadCube, GRID, TetraScience, Symplectic and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media company, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. For more information, visit www.digital-science.com and follow @digitalsci on Twitter.

About Holtzbrinck Publishing Group
Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is an international media company active in science and education, consumer book publishing, trade publishing, newspaper and magazines, as well as electronic media and services. Holtzbrinck Digital Information & Services combines the internet holdings of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. The company acts as a strategic management holding that actively leads its portfolio of companies made up of high-growth and market-leading online businesses, and helps them to develop. For more information, please visit: www.holtzbrinck-digital.com