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Digital Science invests in Boston start-up

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Digital Science has invested in TetraScience – a Boston, MA-based scientific start-up and an Internet of Things company that aims to modernise research by bringing cloud software to the laboratory.

Founded by scientists and engineers from Harvard & MIT, TetraScience has developed a solution for connecting and managing research equipment and instruments via the web.

TetraScience was the recipient of a Digital Science Catalyst Grant in 2015, awarded to support the innovation of new software tools and technologies for scientific research and intended to provide initial support to take ideas from concept to prototype. TetraScience is the first Catalyst Grant winner to receive a follow-on investment from Digital Science. 

TetraScience, started by Harvard and MIT researchers Alok Tayi, Siping Wang and Salvatore Savo, was founded with the mission to modernise research by bringing cloud software to the laboratory. The company already works with some of the most respected research and academic institutions and scientific instrument manufacturers, and will use the funds to accelerate development and market penetration.

'Our goal is to make management of the research process as simple and easy as possible, letting researchers improve productivity compliance, and quality, all-the-while enabling them to  focus their time where it matters most,' said Alok Tayi, PhD co-founder and CEO, TetraScience.

'We believe that TetraScience has the capability to significantly impact how research is performed and managed,' said Daniel Hook, managing director at Digital Science. 'TetraScience has built a very talented team with a deep background in research, so they understand fully the challenges that need to be solved and are building a great solution to meet those challenges.'