Leading School of Pharmacy selects E-WorkBook

Guildford, UK, July 21, 2008 - IDBS today announced that the School of Pharmacy at The University of Nottingham (UK) has selected E-WorkBook to meet its data management requirements. The School of Pharmacy sought a solution that could meet three distinct requirements - adherence to good governance procedures, IP protection and visibility, and effective management of research activities.

The University of Nottingham's School of Pharmacy is one of the world's highest ranking schools of pharmacy and has continued to significantly enhance the development of new medicines. The School is recognised for its forward thinking approach and has received a ranking of "international excellence" for its research activities. E-WorkBook provides an efficient solution that will enable up to 300 researchers and managers within the School of Pharmacy to find and protect valuable IP assets, effectively manage all of the School's research activities, whilst also adhering to the highest standards of research governance.

Professor Saul Tendler, Head of School, said "I am really delighted to be working with IDBS on this exciting project. The E-WorkBook will help and support the School in maintaining its position as one of the world's leading Pharmacy Schools."

Neil Kipling, founder and CEO of IDBS commented: "Universities are playing an increasingly important role in promoting global access to essential medicines and are a major contributor to health-related innovations. We are pleased to welcome the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham to our growing customer base. Following a rigorous tender process, IDBS was selected as the vendor of choice and we are very proud to be working with a leading school of pharmacy to help them become more responsive to the scientific landscape."

About the School of Pharmacy, University of Nottingham:

Nottingham's School of Pharmacy is an internationally renowned centre of research with an integrated interdisciplinary research structure designed to respond to the exciting and challenging opportunities that have emerged in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical sciences. Strength in the underpinning sciences and an outstanding resource base facilitates the identification, encouragement and support of cross-disciplinary and emerging activities.

The School of Pharmacy has a core of 43 academics. The School's research is housed in purpose-built research facilities including the Boots Science Building and the newly-completed £25M Centre for Biomolecular Sciences. The School won a Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of Innovation in 2007 for "enhancing significantly the development of new medicines". The School's research is organized into coherent interlinked Divisions, each of a significant critical mass. These are Social Research in Medicines and Health (SRMH), the Laboratory of Biophysics and Surface Analysis (LBSA), Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering (DDTE), Medicinal Chemistry and Structural Biology (MCSB) and Molecular and Cellular Science (MCS).