At IDBS we create cloud-based solutions designed to meet the challenges of scientific and R&D data management for organizations around the world.
Founded in 1989, IDBS is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices across Europe, Asia and the United States and is now part Danaher’s Life Sciences platform.
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We want our technology and solutions to help leading organizations, and their people, solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Our drive for simplicity and innovation ensures we lead the way and transform R&D worldwide.
Our cloud-based solutions are designed to meet the challenges faced by organizations, and their scientists, in scientific data management and lab informatics.
Using our expertise and experience we want to enable our customers around the world to get back to what they do best: science.
We are always adding to the R&D driven global companies we support in a diverse range of industries, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agricultural sciences, chemicals, consumer goods, energy, engineering, food and beverage, and healthcare.
IDBS was founded by Neil Kipling, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, in 1989. IDBS started out as a niche IT consultancy provider.
IDBS released ActivityBase, a platform for screening data management. The software is still used by the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
IDBS received two Queen's Awards for Innovation and International Trade. IDBS also became the first vendor in the drug discovery data management sector to receive the International Standards Organisation's ISO 9001:2000 and TickIT certifications.
IDBS acquired Deffinity, one of the first Electronic Lab Notebook providers.
IDBS acquired InforSense, an industry leader in business intelligence tools including business intelligence software & predictive analytics tools.
IDBS acquired Portland-based Quantrix, a provider of business modelling and analytics software and services.
IDBS was recognized in The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table, which ranks Britain's 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits over their latest three years.
IDBS received the 2010 Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology of the Year award for best R&D Knowledge Management Solution.
IDBS received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in recognition of its outstanding business success in growing revenues from international markets.
IDBS established its presence in Europe with the opening of its office in Munich, Germany.
IDBS expanded its footprint in Continental Europe with the launch of a full-service office in Paris, France.
IDBS marked a new chapter in the company's history by releasing The E-WorkBook Cloud, an enterprise, cloud-based platform designed to meet the future challenges of scientific and R&D data management.
The IDBS E-WorkBook Cloud was Cloud Product of the Year at the prestigious national awards, which celebrate the leaders of pioneering technology to help drive standards and encourage excellence within the industry.
IDBS was acquired by the Danaher Group and joined their Life Sciences platform in late October 2017. IDBS will help provide the foundation for a portfolio of life sciences informatics and knowledge management solutions that will accelerate the speed of discovering, developing and producing new drugs and therapies.