IDBS Receives Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology of the Year Award

Prestigious Recognition for IDBS' R&D Knowledge Management Capabilities

Guildford, UK, and Burlington, Mass., January 27, 2011 - IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of data management and analytics solutions to R&D and healthcare organizations, today announced it has received the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology of the Year award for best R&D Knowledge Management Solution.

"IDBS offers innovative data management and analytics solutions contributing to increasing the efficiency and reducing the costs of research and development (R&D) organizations worldwide, while improving their business and scientific outputs," said Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe, Research Analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "R&D organizations are facing an increasing need for the secure and amenable acquisition, integration, and analysis of research data and IDBS, as a leading provider of R&D Knowledge Management capabilities, offers an innovative approach to address these critical unmet needs."

"We are honored to be presented with this distinguished award which provides further validation of our leadership and innovation in R&D informatics," said Neil Kipling, founder and CEO of IDBS. "Our unique combination of authentic enterprise applications delivers value across all sectors of R&D and also in the expanding areas of personalized medicine and diagnostics. Our increasing community of customers worldwide will continue to benefit from our commitment to invest in long term technology development."

"In working with pharma and biotech, diagnostic and medical research organizations, IDBS shows real innovation in its development of biomarker and translational research solutions across the health science ecosystem," added Van Cauwenberghe, Frost & Sullivan. "IDBS is a key player in the translational medicine space, bringing enterprise solutions to this fragmented environment and providing a new level of innovation and collaboration to this complex domain."

The award was the result of Frost & Sullivan's discussions with clients, industry influencers, and technology vendors throughout the year, as well as an objective, comparative analysis of several companies' performance based on quantitative and qualitative metrics along several criteria including development of new products, enhancement of current products, delivery of new applications, and market acceptance.

About IDBS

IDBS is a unique, global supplier of innovative data management and first-in-class analytics solutions which increase efficiency reduce costs and improve the productivity of healthcare R&D organizations. Multinational pharmaceutical companies, major public-private healthcare partnerships, global leaders in academic study and high tech companies employ IDBS as a strategic supplier of scientific informatics and business process improvement solutions. IDBS is clearly differentiated by its unique combination of deep domain knowledge across the entire R&D sector: from the examination of the human genome at the scientist's bench, through the clinic, to translational medicine initiatives and pay-for-performance healthcare monitoring. IDBS solutions support the protection of intellectual property (IP) and the requirements for data quality and security demanded under Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and HL7 (Health Level) standards.

Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Guildford, UK, IDBS has worldwide consulting and support presence, with offices in California, New Jersey and Massachusetts, as well as in the EU, Australia and China. IDBS is a 2010 Profit Track 100 company.

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