shazino SAS

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shazino SAS
Type Société par actions simplifiée
Industry Laboratory informatics
Headquarters 11 Avenue Albert Einstein, Villeurbanne, France
Area served Europe

shazino SAS develops and distributes laboratory informatics software solutions.


shazino was founded in 2012 "by biology and computer science researchers dedicated to improving workflows in research labs."[1] Their first major product, the electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) hivebench, was released on March 7, 2013.[1] shazino updated the application in January 2014 with an improved interface, improved electronic signatures, and a new calendar page.[2]

On June 1, 2016, scientific publisher Elsevier formally acquired the hivebench product from shazino for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition included the transition of CEO Julien Thérier and Hivebench developer Vincent Tourraine to Elsevier's Mendeley Data team in London.[3][4] As of October 2016, both the shazino and hivebench web pages showed no indications of this change, and the future of both is not particularly clear, though hivebench will apparently be "linked to the Mendeley Data repository, which will be linked to Pure."[4]

Sometime in the summer or fall of 2021, Elsevier updated the hivebench website to indicate "on January 31, 2022, we will be ceasing to host data and experiments on the Hivebench platform."[5] It's not explicitly clear if the ELN is being discontinued.

Technology and products


hivebench is an electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) that " helps you prepare, conduct, and analyze experiments in one place."[6]


Product: hivebench
Experiment, collaboration,
and data management
Chemical and/or mathematical drawing and calculation?
Chemical and/or spectrum file support?
Task and event scheduling?
Option for manual result entry?
Multiple data viewing methods?
Data and trend analysis?
Data and equipment sharing?Y[6]
Customizable fields and/or interface?
Configurable templates and forms?
Query capability?Y[6]
Import data?Y[6]
Internal file or data linking?
External file or data linking?
Export data to MS Excel?
Raw data management?
Data warehouse?
Project and/or task management?
Inventory management?Y[6]
Document creation and/or management?Y[6]
Lab and/or group management?Y[6]
Experiment management?Y[6]
Workflow management?
Customer and supplier management?
Quality, security, and compliance
Regulatory compliance?
QA / QC functions?
Performance evaluation?
Audit trail?
Chain of custody?
Configurable roles and security?
Data normalization?
Data validation?
Data encryption?Y[6]
Electronic signatures?
Version control?
Automatic data backup?Y[6]
Reporting, barcoding, and printing
Custom reporting?
Report printing?
Label support?
Barcode support?
Export to PDF?
Export to MS Word?
Export to HTML and/or XML?
Email integration?
Base functionality
Administrator management?
Instrument interfacing and management?
Mobile device integration?Y[6]
Third-party software integration?
Alarms and/or alerts?
External monitoring?
Web client or portal?Y[6]
Online or integrated help?
Software as a service delivery model?Y[6]
Usage-based cost?
Industries served


Pricing for hivebench is as follows[6]:

hivebench Pricing
Plan Users Experiment Limit Storage Limit Price
Individual 1 1000 10GB Free
Institution Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Contact company

Demonstration videos and other media

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