Press release | 26th September 2008

IDBS E-WorkBook Suite is Chosen as the Winner of the 2008 SelectScience Scientists' Choice Award for Best Drug Discovery Product

Guildford, UK, September 26, 2008 – IDBS today announced that they are the proud winners of the SelectScience Scientists’ Choice Award for Best Drug Discovery Product 2008, for their flagship E-WorkBook product Suite. The E-WorkBook Suite is a scalable, fully searchable enterprise data management solution, handling access to all research data from compound through to candidate. The E-WorkBook Suite was voted as the winner in the product category by its loyal customer base.

IDBS’ E-WorkBook Suite has a diverse customer base now estimated at over 3,500 users globally, and customers, as diverse as Pfizer to the University of Nottingham, are now actively using E-WorkBook to support their data management needs. Comprised of E-WorkBook, BioBook and ChemBook, IDBS’ E-WorkBook Suite is an integrated system with specific extensions to support different research groups making the product entirely configurable. This electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) allows for greater productivity for research scientists by automating data capture and storage, as well as permitting the capture of corporate data, information and knowledge is in one secure infrastructure. Furthermore, combined with specific functionality, E-WorkBook Suite promotes regulatory compliance and increasing organizational efficiency, offering greater search flexibility.

Neil Kipling, founder and CEO of IDBS commented: “We’re encouraged to see that our customers are so impressed by the benefits E-WorkBook affords them that they feel compelled to vote for us. IDBS are proud of the prestige associated with being voted as a winning product by SelectScience and ELRIG members working as laboratory scientists in Drug Discovery. We look forward to continuing our relationship with SelectScience members, and to retaining this status for E-WorkBook.”

Kerry Parker, Editor of SelectScience added: “We are delighted to have hosted this awards ceremony at Drug Discovery 2008, an SBS/ELRIG event.” She continued, “The online scientific community now have a channel to voice their opinion and provide feedback to manufacturers about which products they feel have significantly contributed towards Drug Discovery research efforts.”

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