SparkLix Bio IT Corp.

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SparkLix Bio IT Corp.
Former type Corporation
Industry Laboratory informatics
Fate Unknown
Defunct 2014
Headquarters 250 Park Avenue
New York, New York
, U.S.
Area served Worldwide
Products

SparkLix Bio IT Corp. developed and hosted the free ELN solution Sparklix.

History

SparkLix was an Israeli start-up co-founded by Roi Paz[1] and Gabriel Axel[2][3], transplanted to the U.S. A beta of the software (as SparkLab or SparkLab 360) was created as early as 2007[1][4]. SparkLab 360 was marketed as "one integrated system combining the best features of electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) and laboratory information management systems (LIMS)."[5][6]

At some point in early 2011, SparkLix changed its offerings, publicizing their free SparkLix ELN for commercial, academic, and personal use as well as a fee-based SparkLix Business Edition with more advanced features.[7] However, by roughly November 2012, the company removed information about its products and the company from its website while still allowing free access to SparkLix ELN.[8]

Some time in the summer of 2014, the service was discontinued. The website stated "Sparklix is now Docollab. Your Sparklix account, colleagues and content are available in Docollab." It's not clear if SparkLix Bio IT Corp. was sold, changed names, etc., though the State of New York still shows the license active.[9]

Awards and recognition

SparkLix won a LabAutomation2009 award from the Association for Laboratory Automation (ALA).[10]

Technology and products

Sparklix ELN

Sparklix was a free web-based electronic laboratory notebook (ELN).

Features

The features of Sparklix were not publicly available and thus unknown.

Pricing

Sparklix was free to use.

Demonstration videos and other media

Additional information

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hirschauge, Or (29 July 2010). "Israeli start-up: "Researchers are technophobes"". TechNation. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141025230848/http://www.themarker.com/technation/1.1765101. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  2. Ward, Rachael Elizabeth (28 November 2012). "Recommendation for GLP / GCP compatible electronic notebook software". ResearchGate.net. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141025230435/http://www.researchgate.net/post/Recommendation_for_GLP_GCP_compatible_electronic_notebook_software. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  3. "Gabriel Axel Google+ Statistics". Socialbakers a.s. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141025230705/http://www.socialbakers.com/google-plus-statistics/gabriel-axel-114863353858610846998. Retrieved 25 October 2014. 
  4. "About SparkLix". SparkLix Bio IT Corp. Archived from the original on 25 March 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100325231532/http://sparklix.com/company. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  5. "SparkLab 360". SparkLix Bio IT Corp. Archived from the original on 05 August 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100805062659/http://www.sparklix.com/product/sparklab. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  6. "SparkLab: 360° Bio-computing On-demand". SelectScience. 27 February 2009. http://www.selectscience.net/product-news/sparklix/sparklab-360-bio-computing-on-demand/?artID=17330&u=79358D28-32A9-4E9E-A6EF-A916237288B7. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  7. "Sparklix Electronic Lab Notebook". SparkLix Bio IT Corp. Archived from the original on 23 February 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110223160607/http://www.sparklix.com/notebook. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  8. "Sparklix Free Online Electronic Lab Notebook". SparkLix Bio IT Corp. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. http://web.archive.org/web/20121110085201/http://www.sparklix.com/. Retrieved 22 February 2013. 
  9. "NYS Department of State, Division of Corporations, Entity Information: SparkLix Bio IT Corp.". New York State Department of State. http://appext20.dos.ny.gov/corp_public/CORPSEARCH.ENTITY_INFORMATION?p_nameid=3890073&p_corpid=3881212&p_entity_name=SparkLix&p_name_type=%25&p_search_type=BEGINS&p_srch_results_page=0. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  10. "LabAutomation2010 - Innovation AveNEW". Society for Laboratory Automation. Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20130821032910/http://www.slas.org/LA10/avenew_companies.cfm. Retrieved 22 February 2013.