IDBS and Vivenics Introduce Novel SaaS Approach for Netherlands Science Park

Start-up pharma R&D organizations benefit from flexible, local informatics support

London, UK, Boston, US and Oss, Netherlands: July 1, 2013 ­ IDBS, the global provider of innovative data management, analytics and modeling solutions, today announced a partnership with informatics firm Vivenics, which offers solutions for life sciences research and development (R&D) organizations. Together the companies have introduced a novel Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) approach for the Pivot Park science park in Oss, Netherlands. Users benefit from local informatics knowledge and onsite support as well as increased flexibility via the managed services model.

Neil Kipling, CEO and founder of IDBS said, "Organizations on science parks across the world have data as their key asset. They need secure and reliable informatics which support their businesses and help to manage and protect this IP. For new organizations especially, getting informatics Œright from the start' is a must to ensure high context and quality data assets. This innovative partnership will help nurture such companies in today's challenging and competitive environment."

The move sees pharma R&D organizations in the Pivot Park, many of which are business incubators, provided with a complete data management solution. Acting as a channel partner, Vivenics offers a combination of its own software alongside IDBS' E-WorkBook, ActivityBase, and SARview through a portal. Users can track, capture, manage, store and retrieve data on a private cloud. A monthly subscription model ensures flexibility as organizations in the Pivot Park can add or remove software licenses as demand requires.

Petrik Cuijpers, Managing Director at Vivenics said, "There aren't many science and research parks which can offer informatics support onsite. By taking up our managed service approach organizations can benefit from guaranteed continuity of service and a level of financial stability. We are confident in our innovative approach with IDBS as we know we are providing trusted and proven software, enabling our customers to focus on science rather than having to worry about technology."

E-WorkBook is a tool of business efficiency, innovation and collaboration. It is proven to help scientists save between two and eight hours a week by enabling them to streamline processes, capture knowledge and report more quickly. The IDBS ActivityBase Suite effectively manages high volume routine screening as well as low throughput data management, whilst SARview delivers dynamic reports to facilitate the investigation of relationships between biological activity and chemical structure, enhancing scientific communication. Making these solutions available via Vivenics on the Pivot Park improves the productivity of R&D.

About Vivenics

Vivenics Consultancy operates in different European countries for clients, that are all determined to get better results from their data and processes in the knowledge driven field of Life Sciences R&D. Vivenics Informatics Portal services ensure processes run more efficiently. These managed application services are currently provided to organizations on the Oss site, and will be extended outside of the park later this year.

Petrik Cuijpers and Marc Broekhoven, both with long standing expertise in the pharma R&D informatics field, founded Vivenics in January 2012. The company provides consultancy and informatics solutions for life sciences R&D organizations in the field of lab productivity, data management and process optimization and with the mission to make life of its customers easier.

Further information can be found at www.vivenics.com.

About IDBS

IDBS is a global provider of innovative enterprise data management, analytics and modeling solutions. The company's uniquely sophisticated platform technologies are used by more than 200 pharmaceutical companies, major healthcare providers, global leaders in academic study, and high tech companies to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve the productivity of industrial R&D and clinical research. IDBS is clearly differentiated by its unique combination of award-winning enterprise technologies and domain knowledge in R&D.

IDBS' solutions help scientists, hospitals and R&D businesses produce the world's newest therapeutics, diagnostics and personalized treatments, faster, cleaner engines and fuels, breakthroughs in productive agriculture, healthy, safer food products, and high tech materials and consumer products.

Founded in 1989 and privately held, IDBS is headquartered in Guildford, UK with a direct sales and support presence worldwide. IDBS is a Profit Track 100 company and the recipient of multiple awards including the Frost and Sullivan ŒEnabling Technology' Award in R&D data management for 2010 and Queen's Award for International Trade 2011. Further information can be found at www.idbs.com, or follow us on Twitter @IDBSsoftware.

About Pivot Park

Pivot Park (formerly Life Sciences Park Oss) was launched in February 2012 as an initiative of pharmaceutical company MSD and five partners: the province of Noord-Brabant, the municipality of Oss, the Brabant Development Agency (BOM, which is also the 100% shareholder of Pivot Park) and the Ministries of Economic Affairs, Agriculture & Innovation (EL&I) and Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).

ŒPivot' means axis or central point, a person or thing around which everything revolves, and that's exactly the role that Pivot Park wants to fulfil for dynamic life sciences companies. To that end, the park offers state-of-the-art core facilities and the flexibility to deliver customized work to entrepreneurs in the life sciences sector. There is plenty of space for companies to set up, grow, inspire each other and contribute to a healthy society.

For further press information please contact:
Metia for IDBS
Caroline Beer
caroline.beer@metia.com
+44 (0)20 3100 3796

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