Press release | 5th February 2009

The Immunovirology Division of the French Atomic Energy Agency Selects BioBook to Manage its Research Data

Guildford, UK, February 5 2009 – IDBS today announces that the Immunovirology Division of the French Atomic Energy Agency (Commissariat à l’Ènergie Atomique, CEA) has selected E-WorkBook for biology (BioBook) to capture, collate, analyze and share experimental data across its multi-user immunovirology research projects.

Managed by Roger Le Grand, CEA’s Immunovirology Division focuses on viral/host interactions and pathogenesis, and the design and evaluation of new therapeutic and preventative approaches of viral infections. CEA sought an experimental data management solution that allowed scientists to analyze data as soon as it is generated and share that information in the form of regular reports to collaborating researchers.

Isabelle Mangeot-Méderlé, Project Leader for CEA, commented: “BioBook helps us to record all aspects of our experimental research into virology, immunology and haematology, and manage and analyze data from multiple projects. BioBook captures all data produced for each project, including biological and serological data, cellular immune responses induced after vaccination or infection and viral loads after infection.” She added: “We didn’t find any other product that met all our requirements, such as capturing data and structuring it by project while accommodating multiple users. Other products also didn’t offer the ability to analyze data between projects.”

Neil Kipling, founder and CEO of IDBS, commented: “Conducting research into the interactions between viruses and the immune system is vital to discovering new treatments that fight diseases such as cancer and HIV. CEA Life Sciences’ research into preventative and therapeutic approaches to control and treat these conditions is highly valuable and IDBS is proud that the CEA Immunovirology Division chose BioBook to handle its complex multi-user multi-project experimental data.”

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