BioFocus DPI Selects BioBook for ADME Data Management Needs

Guildford, UK, October 30, 2008 - Global informatics provider IDBS today announced that BioFocus DPI (Cambridge, UK) has selected BioBook to handle all of its ADME data management needs.

BioFocus DPI is the service division of Galapagos (Euronext: GLPG) and offers clients a comprehensive suite of target-to-drug discovery products and services. BioFocus DPI required an electronic data management solution to streamline processes to meet the challenging demands of clients and projects within their ADME optimization business. BioFocus will use BioBook as an integrated data management tool, report generation system, task and QC process manager.

Dr Matthew Segall, Senior Director ADMET of BioFocus DPI, commented: "At BioFocus DPI, we aim to expand our partner's drug pipeline by accelerating the discovery process. To do this, we require high quality contextual data from a number of disparate sources. BioBook provides us with the flexibility to import raw data easily, perform data analysis and prepare reports in a single application." He added: "BioBook will further increase the speed with which ADME data is reported to clients whilst maintaining the highest quality."

Neil Kipling, founder and CEO of IDBS, commented: "BioBook meets the complex needs of biology-based research. Its flexible dynamic structure means that it is the only data management tool on the market that can readily adapt to meet the requirements of therapeutic areas as diverse as ADME, pharmacology, safety science and toxicology. BioBook enables researchers to capture both structured and unstructured data, truly accommodating the needs of the biologist and measurably increasing productivity."

About IDBS

IDBS is a leading provider of integrated software solutions to the life sciences industry. Maximising the value of research data by enabling organisations to capture, store, share and use data efficiently and effectively, whilst protecting intellectual property across the spectrum of discovery activities.

Headquartered in Guildford, UK, IDBS has U.S. offices in California, New Jersey and Massachusetts. IDBS partners with CTC Laboratory Systems in Japan and a network of distributors to market IDBS products and services in Asia. Founded in 1989, IDBS employs more than 150 people worldwide.