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Web address http://www.quartzy.com/
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Productivity software
Launched January, 2009
Palo Alto, CA, USA

Quartzy is an online laboratory management system[1] designed for research labs at pharma, biotech, and academic institutions and organizations. Quartzy is based in Palo Alto, CA, USA.

Quartzy helps research labs manage their lab inventories, submit orders, track documents, and manage shared equipment. Quartzy is free to use for scientists and is supported by its marketplace functionality.[2][3]


Quartzy launched in January 2009. In 2010, Quartzy won the Olin Cup[1] and won Business Insider's Startup 2011 competition in New York City.[4][5] Quartzy participated in the Y Combinator accelerator program in Mountain View, CA in summer 2011 and in February 2012 announced that it had raised $1.2M from the Life Sciences Angel Network, SV Angel and other investors as a part of a seed round[6] In 2013, Quartzy raised $4M in venture capital with participation from Khosla Ventures along with other angel investors including Yammer founder, David Sacks[7] and Yelp founder, Jeremy Stoppelman.[8][9]

In September 2015, Quartzy announced that they are partnering with Stanford University[10] to make their marketplace service available university-wide[11]

Features, and how the site works[edit]

Scientists on Quartzy can join or create a "Group". The most common type of group on Quartzy is a group for the scientist's lab. Core Facilities also frequently create "Facility Groups" where the usage of shared equipment can be managed by the group administrator.

There are four core features on the website: Inventory, Order Requests, Documents, and Equipment Sign-Up.[12]

As part of the Order Requests module, active users in the US can opt to utilize the Effortless Quotes service to find better prices on items they are planning to purchase.[3]


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