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AstraZeneca (AZN) Purchases The Industry's Most Innovative In Vitro Technology Application, Galileo(TM) LIMS, From InnaPhase


10/19/2005 5:10:22 PM

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- InnaPhase Corporation, the world's largest provider of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) solutions for the life sciences, today announced that AstraZeneca has purchased the latest, ground breaking in vitro LIMS technology, Galileo LIMS, for in their Alderley Park Research and Development Center based in the United Kingdom.

The Galileo(TM) LIMS solution is a comprehensive, GLP and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant, procedure-based LIMS for the design of in vitro studies, sample bioanalysis, and data calculation for permeability, metabolic stability, enzyme inhibition (IC(50) and K(i)), mechanism-based inactivation, and protein binding experiments. In vitro experiments in Galileo are defined using an integrated task manager, with built-in analytical instrument interfacing, calibration curve regression, a graphics gallery for data review and reporting, and includes an integrated document management system. Galileo is a security-controlled, audit-trailed environment using an Oracle 9i database.

"One of AstraZeneca's key priorities is continuous improvement in our overall productivity and efficiency to enable us to meet our target of delivering new, medically important and commercially successful medicines to market every year," said Dave Sweetmore, Business Project Manager. "We have been impressed with the use of InnaPhase's Watson LIMS solution in our bioanalytical laboratory and we are certain that Galileo will produce the same outstanding results for our in vitro studies."

"In vitro data is increasingly being scrutinized because of its importance in obtaining BCS biowaivers as justification for not conducting clinical bioequivalence studies," said Dr. Jo Webber, CEO and President of InnaPhase Corporation. "Since the in vitro data is being submitted to the FDA, the ability to conduct in vitro experiments in a GLP compliant manner is critical and we are pleased that AstraZeneca has chosen Galileo, a `must have' solution for in vitro studies."

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the top five pharmaceutical companies in the world with healthcare sales of over $17.8 billion and leading positions in sales of gastrointestinal, oncology, anesthesia (including pain management), cardiovascular, central nervous system (CNS) and respiratory products. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Global and European) as well as the FTSE4Good Index.

InnaPhase Corporation provides 18 of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical organizations with its products and services. In addition to the Pharma LIMS Suite, InnaPhase also markets LabManager iLIMS as well as PeakPro and Pinnacle Chromatography Data Systems. InnaPhase has locations in the United States, the United Kingdom and distribution centers in India and Japan. For more information, see InnaPhase on the worldwide web at http://www.innaphase.com/.

NOTE TO EDITORS:

For a complete media information kit on InnaPhase Products and Services, contact Karen Horan at InnaPhase Corporation, 215-964-6055 or e-mail khoran@innaphase.com.

InnaPhase Corporation

CONTACT: Karen Horan of InnaPhase Corporation, +1-215-964-6055,khoran@innaphase.com


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