IDBS wins Innovation in Business at prestigious Business Awards

Guildford, UK, April 03, 2009 - IDBS, the global provider of data management solutions for research and development companies, is proud to have won the Innovation in Business Award at the Surrey Business Awards 2009.

IDBS received the award based on the continued success of their innovative data management solutions, their international reach and their passion for improving research data management. IDBS' first product Suite, ActivityBase, remains the gold standard solution for drug discovery screening; the rapidly growing E-WorkBook Suite has continued IDBS' tradition of providing ground-breaking advances in the way research data can be used, secured and retrieved, improving the return on investment for research companies across a wide range of industries.

Chairman of the judges, Michael Price said: "The Surrey Business Awards have attracted a great number of organizations from across the county, illustrating that Surrey businesses are keener than ever to promote themselves and gain the recognition they deserve."

Neil Kipling, founder and CEO of IDBS commented: "We are honoured to be given the Innovation in Business Award. For 20 years IDBS has listened to its clients around the world and innovated its technology on their behalf. We take great pleasure from the fact that our solutions have enabled scientists to make significant gains in productivity and efficiency.

"The E-WorkBook Suite has already demonstrated dramatic reductions in client costs by enabling the phasing out of paper laboratory notebooks and the management of all their research data electronically. It also reduces time spent in analyzing data and compiling reports, giving scientists more time for research, and it directly enables data collaboration across companies, and around the world.

"We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their continued support and loyalty."

About IDBS

IDBS is a trusted provider of integrated data management software and service solutions to both the life science and non-life science industries. The company's ActivityBase and E-WorkBook Suites provide gold standard chemistry and biology data support from target validation to GxP validated phases of the R&D process. The company supports long term relationships with the leading research organizations, maximizing the value of research data by enabling the capture, storage, sharing and use of data, while protecting intellectual property across the spectrum of research activities.

Headquartered in Guildford, UK, IDBS has worldwide coverage, with U.S. offices in California, New Jersey and Massachusetts, consultancy teams across Europe and a network which delivers IDBS products and advisory services across Asia. Founded in 1989, IDBS employs more than 170 people worldwide.