Press release | 10th December 2008

Australian Cancer Research Organization CTx chooses IDBS to Increase Efficiency and Protect Patent Data

Guildford, UK, December 10 2008 – IDBS is pleased to announce that the Australian pharmaceutical company, Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx, Melbourne, Australia), has selected both E-WorkBook and ActivityBase to manage its drug discovery and development on a global multi-site basis.

CTx, one of the largest public / private partnerships of its type in the world, invests in newly-discovered drug targets or compounds considered ‘high risk’ by many biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Consisting of 11 different organizations collaborating in cancer therapeutics research, CTx works closely with leading Australian researchers and institutes to discover, protect and develop small molecule discoveries into preclinical drug candidates with commercial potential.

CTx chose ActivityBase because of positive user experience of the product at other participant CTx organizations. Seeking to replace its traditional paper lab notebooks with an integrated data management framework, CTx selected the E-WorkBook Suite to simplify the capture, analysis, storage and retrieval of research data. Because the E-WorkBook Suite can integrate data into one location accessible throughout the organization, CTx expects to see efficiency gains in terms of project workflow improvements and protection of IP and patent information.

Samantha Smith, Operations Manager for CTx, commented: “IDBS is obviously committed to the continuous improvement of their ELN. We receive quality and timely responses from the online support team, and interactions with IDBS technical support staff have been productive and helpful.”

Neil Kipling, founder and CEO of IDBS, commented: “IDBS’ investment in providing a complete solution to customers – rather than just software – has been recognised. Our continued investment in providing best-in-class products and our subsequent support for customers will help organizations such as CTx today and long into the future.”

About IDBS

IDBS is a leading provider of integrated software solutions to the life sciences industry. Maximising the value of research data by enabling organisations to capture, store, share and use data efficiently and effectively, whilst protecting intellectual property across the spectrum of discovery activities.

Headquartered in Guildford, UK, IDBS has U.S. offices in California, New Jersey and Massachusetts. IDBS partners with CTC Laboratory Systems in Japan and a network of distributors to market IDBS products and services in Asia. Founded in 1989, IDBS employs more than 150 people worldwide.

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