Press release | 14th January 2010

IDBS to Present at LabAutomation2010

Guildford, UK, and Burlington, Mass., January 14, 2010 – IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, today announced that Jeff Tishler, product manager for IDBS, will present a session entitled “Scientific Process Management and Analytics: Automation for the Data Deluge,” at the Association for Lab Automation (ALA) LabAutomation2010 conference, January 23-27, 2010, in Palm Springs, California.


Today’s drug discovery teams are multi-disciplinary and the process itself is non-linear and encapsulates many iterative micro and macro processes. Handling the data and communication between teams is a monumental challenge and can make the difference between success and failure, significantly altering a drug’s time to market. This session will focus on using scientific business intelligence and analysis solutions to manage product lifecycles more effectively. This can be achieved by improving communication between in-house therapeutic program teams and better enterprise orchestration of the drug discovery process.

Attendees will learn how to apply data management technologies to facilitate the planning and resourcing of discovery activities, reduce overall cycle time for the ‘Hit to Lead’ or ‘Lead to Candidate’ phases, capture and reuse knowledge gained through program strategies, create an audit trail for increased transparency, and drive further efficiencies throughout the therapeutic process and between scientific business functions. It will include the presentation of a new IDBS solution, Assay Cascade, that allows enterprise oversight of discovery projects and helps reduce the overall cycle time for new pharmaceutical products.

LabAutomation2010 joins a diverse group of scientists, engineers and professionals from around the world to explore cutting-edge information and strategies in the rapidly growing field of laboratory automation. LabAutomation2010 promotes knowledge sharing across a wide range of scientific disciplines and industries, including drug discovery and development, forensics and security, energy generation and petrochemicals, agriculture and food, and clinical diagnostics.


Jeff Tishler has been with IDBS since 2001 in several technical, regional management, and presales roles and is currently in product management. Previously he worked for Zymark, now Caliper LifeSciences, for 14 years generating data with laboratory automation. In his current role at IDBS, Jeff focuses on presenting to, and gathering feedback from, system users, administrators and decision-makers to enhance the development and deployment of the IDBS screening solution, ActivityBase Suite, and the company’s ELN solution, E-WorkBook Suite.


ALA’s LabAutomation2010 will be held January 23-27, 2010, in the Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, California. Jeff Tishler will present on Monday January 25, 2010, 4:30 – 5:30, and IDBS will be exhibiting in booth 240. For more information visit

About IDBS

IDBS is a unique, global supplier of innovative data management and analytics solutions, which increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve business and scientific productivity of R&D organizations worldwide. Organizations such as Pfizer, GSK, Celera, MedImmune, Dana-Farber, and Roche employ IDBS solutions as an integral part of their strategy to address the increasing pressures placed upon them by the need for the secure, compliant capture, integration and analysis of complex research data. IDBS is clearly differentiated from other software providers by its unique combination of deep domain knowledge and its ability to rapidly provide integrated business process and robust data analytics solutions along the entire R&D value chain. IDBS solutions secure organizations’ valuable R&D data assets and enable rapid decision-making through effective integration and analysis. They also support the protection of Intellectual Property (IP) and the requirements for data quality demanded under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards.

IDBS is a private company, founded in 1989 and headquartered in Guildford, UK. IDBS has worldwide consulting and support presence, with U.S. offices in California, New Jersey and Massachusetts, the EU, Australia and China.

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