Press release | 29th April 2014

Rancho BioSciences and IDBS to Change the Way Companies Improve the Quality of Their Translational and Clinical Research Data

San Diego, Boston & London, April 29, 2014 – Rancho BioSciences, the scientific data consulting company today announced a partnership with IDBS at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo. The collaboration enables the companies to provide mutual customers with manual data curation services for IDBS’ E-WorkBook products in the translational science and clinical research arenas.

The curation activities, and all resulting information a scientist generates, can be stored in E-WorkBook enabling tracking and searching of data custody. Information can also be taken from E-WorkBook, manually curated and then returned for further analysis. The solution lets customers configure the clinical research analysis process, ensuring the capture of key information, and maximize ROI of the curation and analysis efforts.

“IDBS is in the business of storing, moving and analyzing data so it makes sense to partner,” said Julie Bryant, CEO of Rancho BioSciences. “Rancho cleans and aligns that data so that our mutual customers can more easily query the valuable information they have.”

“The quality of data and context of information is vital for successful translational research studies,” said Dr Robin Munro, Director Translational Sciences at IDBS. “Together with Rancho, we can offer our customers a seamless way to curate data and manage information across pharmaceutical and academic collaborations.”

For more information on IDBS, please visit booth 141-143 at Bio-IT World Conference & Expo.

About Rancho BioSciences

Rancho BioSciences is a fee-for-service data-curation consulting company leveraging open-source tools and public-domain data. Our customers include Pharma, Institutes, and Academics.

We have a team of experienced PhD and MD scientists around the world that deliver high quality work based on their expertise and domain knowledge in biology, diseases, and clinical data. Rancho BioSciences is flexible and cost effective, providing on site and off site curators. Rancho BioSciences also has expertise in databases and hosts or installs tranSMART for their customers.

Our goal is to help the life-science community build better tools and take advantage of a wealth of scientific data by supporting and developing open source platforms.

For more information about Rancho BioSciences, please visit us online at

About IDBS

IDBS is a leading global provider of advanced software for research and development (R&D) organizations to securely capture, manage, share and exploit structured and unstructured data. Our technology and domain expertise enable users to link data to data, data to people and people to people to drive innovation, achieve faster time to market and improve margins. Our diverse customer list includes R&D driven international companies in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agricultural sciences, chemicals, consumer goods, energy, engineering, food and beverage, and healthcare.

Founded in 1989, IDBS is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices across Europe, Asia and the United States. IDBS remains a privately held company employing over 350 staff across the world and serving over 50,000 researchers in 25 countries – including over 75% of the top twenty pharmaceutical companies.

Further information can be found at or follow us on Twitter @IDBSsoftware.

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