Steve Yemm appointed CEO of BioData


BioData has announced the appointment of Steve Yemm as CEO, following a decade of growth in the adoption of its flagship product Labguru

Steve Yemm appointed CEO of BioData

This secure, compliant, web and cloud-based Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) is trusted by more than 30,000 users worldwide who rely on it to plan and document experiments, track progress, streamline lab logistics and share results.

Steve Yemm has been BioData’s Vice President of Sales for the last 2 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 organisations 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 maximise 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.

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