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Baxter Healthcare Corporation (BAX) Implements Aegis Analytical Corporation Software To Enhance Productivity In Its Neuchatel BioScience Plant

10/19/2005 5:12:20 PM

LAFAYETTE, Colo., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegis Analytical Corporation, a provider of enterprise software and expertise for pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturers, announced today that Baxter has completed a successful implementation of Aegis' software solution, Discoverant Nexus, InVision and PRIMR at its BioScience manufacturing plant in Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Discoverant, a manufacturing enterprise software application, gathers data from multiple sources and allows decision makers to translate relevant data into useable intelligence through the software system's combination of sophisticated visual analysis technologies and user-centric design. With direct access to data, including that locked on paper, manufacturers have the ability to make data-intensive decisions quickly.

"By implementing Discoverant into our manufacturing process we have improved our process analytical capabilities," said Glenn Brame, Neuchatel plant site manager for Baxter. "Aegis helps us to run more efficiently as a plant and accelerates continuous improvement of our processes."

With the implementation of Discoverant, Baxter will be able to pinpoint potential problems within its manufacturing processes, resulting in a quicker resolution and less waste from lost batches, all while realizing an increase in yield.

"Baxter continues to generate cutting-edge therapies and with the deployment of Aegis' solution, the BioScience plant will be able to analyze data in a way that enhances successful production," said Justin Neway, executive vice president, Aegis Analytical Corporation.

About Aegis Analytical Corporation

Aegis Analytical Corporation provides manufacturing software and expertise that helps pharmaceutical and biotech companies improve compliance, increase profits and gain competitive advantage. Discoverant GlobalVantage, an enterprise software application, gathers data from multiple sources and quickly transforms it into useable intelligence. More information about Aegis Analytical Corporation can be found at

For a streaming video demonstration of Discoverant GlobalVantage, visit:

About Baxter

Baxter Healthcare Corporation is the principal U.S. operating subsidiary of Baxter International Inc. . Baxter assists healthcare professionals and their patients with treatment of complex medical conditions, including cancer, hemophilia, immune disorders, kidney disease and trauma. The company applies its expertise in medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology t make a meaningful difference in patients' lives. For more information about Baxter, please visit

Aegis Analytical Corporation

CONTACT: Geri Studebaker of Aegis Analytical Corporation,+1-303-926-0317,; or Glenn Brame of BaxterBioScience Manufacturing Sarl, +41 32 7297 297,

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