Supported by Digital Science, a technology company of Macmillan Publishers, the company has developed a life science research and lab management service, Labguru.

BioData founder and co-CEO Jonathan Gross said the company wanted to continue to focus on developing new features for its life science users and also expand into new markets and collaborations.

"Adding Sartiel to our team allows us to better manage these efforts," Gross added.

BioData chief executive officer Adam Sartiel said researchers are more interested in effective project management, as well as better preservation and sharing of scientific knowledge within the lab, in order to up their productivity and output.

"Our Labguru research and lab management service answers exactly those needs and is built specifically for life science research teams," Sartiel added.

Prior to joining the company, Sartiel served as Invitrogen’s (now Life Technologies) Israel site manager, where he was responsible for all research and development and business operations, and at the bioinformatics company Compugen he held various sales, marketing and business development positions.