Danone Research deploys IDBS data and process management platform

Collaboration across R&D groups helps transform basic datasets into intelligent information

London, UK and Boston, US, October 16, 2012 - IDBS, a leading provider of innovative data and process management, analytics and modeling software, today announced that Danone Research, Centre for Specialised Nutrition, has implemented IDBS’ E-WorkBook. The deployment delivers a collaborative data and process management platform across Danone’s global research centers which will consolidate R&D groups. With E-WorkBook, Danone will benefit from improved data accessibility, knowledge sharing and reuse of data across units.

“We selected the IDBS solution, because they have experience working in complex knowledge-based environments. Additionally, we appreciate the flexibility of E-WorkBook and its compatibility with our existing systems. We are looking forward to integrating the new tool into our R&D activities once deployment is complete,” said Dr Hanno Cappon, VP Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition R&D, Danone Research.

Danone Research, Centre for Specialised Nutrition, is a life sciences innovation unit for the development of new product concepts for Baby Nutrition and Medical Nutrition. It creates formulas that provide clinically substantiated health benefits to vulnerable consumers including infants, young children, the elderly and patients. Danone Research was looking for a solution that would help them bring together five international R&D communities.

Using E-WorkBook Danone’s scientists can share data more easily, collaborate across research areas and store structured and unstructured data. The robust, scalable and secure informatics platform is proven to support organizations to become even more efficient and productive. It can help scientists save a significant number of hours a week by enabling users to find data faster as well as completing projects and reporting quicker. Tasks can take up to 40% less time.

Neil Kipling, CEO and Founder of IDBS said, “E-WorkBook is a fundamental building block for effective multidisciplinary R&D. Its collaborative capabilities ensure it is well placed to support Danone Research in its visionary quest to bring together R&D teams. Recently we have seen a significant adoption of E-WorkBook in the Food and Drink sector, which demonstrates the broad applicability of our platform software.”

About 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, high-tech materials and consumer products, faster, cleaner engines and fuels, breakthroughs in productive agriculture, healthy, safer food products, and high tech materials and products.

Founded in 1989 and privately held, IDBS is headquartered in Guildford, UK with a direct sales and support presence worldwide. IDBS is a 2010 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. For regular updates follow us on Twitter @IDBSsoftware