Press release | 30th October 2017
IDBS and Danaher accelerate innovation in drug development
GUILDFORD, UK, October 30th , 2017 – IDBS, a leader in enterprise scientific informatics platforms, today announced it has been acquired by the life sciences platform of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR) (“Danaher”).
IDBS is a leader in enterprise scientific informatics platforms. The IDBS E-WorkBook Cloud is the backbone for many organizations’ R&D efforts by enabling them to capture, manage and report on critical research data.
IDBS has joined Danaher’s Life Sciences platform, which includes such businesses as SCIEX, Phenomenex, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Pall, Leica Microsystems and Molecular Devices. IDBS will help provide the foundation for a portfolio of life sciences informatics and knowledge management solutions that will accelerate the speed of discovering, developing and producing new drugs and therapies.
“IDBS’ informatics solutions integrate insights derived using scientific instruments from various vendors and from many different disciplines, enabling better and faster scientific and business decisions ultimately affording patients faster and better therapies. IDBS, opens a new generation of vendor agnostic information-based digital services for Danaher and makes the digital lab a reality.” said Rainer Blair, Danaher Executive Vice President.
“Danaher is a global science and technology innovator and shares our purpose of helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Their trusted brands hold unparalleled leadership positions in diagnostics, life sciences, dental, environmental and applied solutions. By linking the IDBS knowledge management platform with their comprehensive instrument coverage it will create a “data spine” that connects instruments, creating opportunities for new information-based services and the realization of the digital lab of the future. We have found what I believe to be the right home for our business, and it is incredibly exciting to know that IDBS will form the foundation of Danaher’s new life science informatics business.” said Neil Kipling, Founder and CEO at IDBS.
IDBS is a global provider of innovative enterprise data management, analytics and modeling solutions. The company’s uniquely sophisticated platform technologies are used by more than 200 pharmaceutical companies, major healthcare providers, global leaders in academic study, and high tech companies to increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve the productivity of industrial R&D and clinical research. IDBS is clearly differentiated by its unique combination of award-winning enterprise technologies and domain knowledge in R&D.
IDBS’ solutions help scientists, hospitals and R&D businesses produce the world’s newest therapeutics, diagnostics and personalized treatments, faster, cleaner engines and fuels, breakthroughs in productive agriculture, healthy, safer food products, and high tech materials and consumer products.
Founded in 1989, IDBS is headquartered in Guildford, UK with a direct sales and support presence worldwide. IDBS is a Profit Track 100 company and the recipient of multiple awards including the Frost and Sullivan ‘Enabling Technology’ Award in R&D data management for 2010 and Queen’s Award for International Trade 2011. Further information can be found at www.idbs.com, or follow us on Twitter @IDBSsoftware.
Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping its customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Its family of world class brands has leadership positions in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including health care, environmental and industrial. With more than 20 operating companies, Danaher’s globally diverse team of over 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System. For more information, please visit www.danaher.com.
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