Press release | 1st July 2016

IDBS enhances chemistry offering with brand new web-based module for E-WorkBook

Next generation chemistry working environment delivered

Boston, US & London, UK, July 1, 2016 – IDBS today announced it has released a fully featured web-based chemistry electronic laboratory notebook (ELN). As a module of the flagship E-WorkBook platform, the product is designed to support synthetic organic workflows in discovery chemistry. The E-WorkBook for Chemistry module strengthens IDBS’ existing web capabilities, and follows on from a strategic technology partnership with ChemAxon announced in 2015.

IDBS leveraged its existing deep domain experience in chemistry, coupled with customer and market inputs, to develop the new, professional web-based chemistry product. The intuitive working environment covers all aspects of chemists’ workflow, including support for reaction planning, stoichiometry, molecule naming, semi- automated procedure write-ups, inventory lookup and compound registration.

IDBS recognizes that integration to multiple external systems is important to meet the requirements of working in the modern laboratory environment. The ecosystem of tools to support chemists’ workflow is foremost in the development of E-WorkBook for Chemistry and IDBS is developing partnerships to provide registration, analytical spectral handling, SAR and in-silico molecular property information.

Paul Denny-Gouldson, Vice President, Strategic Solutions at IDBS said, “The addition of the new web chemistry module to the E-WorkBook platform complements IDBS’ deep-domain biology expertise and bolsters its single, cross-domain platform, offering customers the best technology to support their research. This capability strengthens our solution and it forms a clear part of our growth strategy to partner with like- minded organizations, to provide an end-to-end enterprise R&D data management platform which delivers on a global level across all scientific domains.”

Direct feedback from the market has been very positive, saying “the software looks very intuitive and already has better features than other existing vendors”. IDBS feels that developing the product in conjunction with customers will help ensure the product meets the market demand, and that customers are empowered by being able to give direct input into the development process.

Ferenc Csizmadia, CEO at ChemAxon said; “Our developing partnership with IDBS offers E-WorkBook customers the tools to perform at the highest level, by streamlining the discovery and development process using modern web-based technology. We look forward to our continued collaboration with IDBS and their product updates in the near future.”

The E-WorkBook web platform can be deployed in an on premise or SaaS environment, enabling rapid deployment in organizations and partnering CROs, allowing for efficient research in a single solution. IDBS will continue to deepen their partnership with ChemAxon and to improve the E-WorkBook for Chemistry module, with additional releases scheduled for September and December 2016.

About ChemAxon

ChemAxon is a leader in providing cheminformatics software platforms, desktop applications and web-based solutions for the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. We focus on active interaction with users and software portability to create powerful, cost effective cross platform solutions that power modern cheminformatics and chemical communication. The company is privately owned with European headquarters in Budapest, US East Coast headquarters in Cambridge, MA and sales and support offices in Europe, Japan and across North America.

For further information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @chemaxon.

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 250 staff across the world and serving over 50,000 researchers in 25 countries – including over 80% of the top twenty pharmaceutical companies.

For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @IDBSsoftware.

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