<Labforward> assists laboratory teams worldwide
in their quest to make groundbreaking discoveries.



Our team humbly and proudly supports scientists who work relentlessly to cure illnesses, unravel life’s greatest mysteries, and create a more sustainable future. We are committed to enabling them by building the optimal set of tools they need to conduct their experiments.

That’s why we’ve built our three core software-as-a-service products: Labfolder, Laboperator & Labregister, each one optimizing critical steps of the laboratory workflow.


We strongly believe that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Unfortunately, scientists work in a very disconnected environment, with their valuable data spread across various data silos. We want to fix that. If you asked us to describe our mission in two words, the answer you’d get is “Connecting Laboratories”.

As a result, our diverse team of scientists, technologists, and entrepreneurs is building an open and trusted ecosystem for the laboratory of the future that connects teams, data, devices, and processes.


Science and technology never stand still, and neither do we! Our customers and our employees share a natural curiosity and optimism that pushes them to continuously learn, adapt, improve. We are working together to introduce an age of increased efficiency and insight in laboratories.

The lab of the future should enable scientists to store clean, accessible and workable data, which can be converted much easily into valuable information. When scientists harness the power of data and technology, they can truly change the world.


Earning the trust of scientists worldwide

We could not be prouder to share that our software is being used on a daily basis by scientists all over the world.
Our products can be used in a wide variety of scientific fields, including:

Fundamental Research

Biotech & Pharmaceuticals


Agriculture & Food tech

Among others, these notable organizations trust us:


Berlin Office (Headquarters)

Elsenstraße 106
12435 Berlin

Karlsruhe Office

Bahnhofsplatz 12
76137 Karlsruhe

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2020: Home-Office

In order to protect our employees, we implemented the home-office policy since the Lockdown began. To keep laboratories functioning whilst also reducing the risk of exposure of laboratory staff to the virus, we provide both digital and automated software solutions for laboratories and offer continued support for scientists who wish to remain working on their research remotely.

2019: Labforward

labfolder GmbH from Berlin and Cubuslab GmbH from Karlsruhe merge. As a new company called Labforward, they jointly develop a manufacturer-independent platform for the integration of laboratory equipment and laboratory control software. The result is an international company with unique expertise in the digital transformation of laboratories.

2018: US & Asian market coverage

Two great organizations become labfolder users: the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the US and Keygene in the Netherlands. Cubuslab develops projects in the US, Singapore, China, and South Korea.

2017: Smartlab

labfolder and Cubuslab participate in the smartLAB exhibition at the biannual Labvolution fair in Hannover, sharing their vision of a connected lab: digitally controlled workflows and automated documentation.

2017: BIH

The Berlin Institute of Health becomes a customer, opening the doors for labfolder to help researchers at the Charité to document their experiments and taks successfully.

2017: Connecting labs

Cubuslab now connects more than 100 lab devices and is working together with the big players of the German chemical industry.

2016: The accelerator

labfolder and Cubuslab meet for the first time at the Merk Accelerator program aimed at supporting startups in the fields of healthcare, life science, and performance materials.

2015: Foundation of Cubuslab

Cubuslab (now Laboperator) is officially founded and starts developing a platform for device integration with the aim to monitor and control of any lab devices with IoT technology.

2013: Foundation of labfolder

labfolder is created to help researchers keep track of all their experiments in a digital and collaborative way, with seed funding from Vogel Ventures, the IBB and angel investors.