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IDBS Partners With Osthus To Support Customer R&D

2/25/2014 10:21:57 AM

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London, UK, Boston, US and Aachen, Germany, February 25, 2014 – Today at Smartlab Exchange 2014, IDBS and Osthus have announced a strategic partnership. The new alliance will provide end-users with improved research and development (R&D) efficiency and workflow support across all of IDBS’ current products including its E-WorkBook Suite. The German-based firm and IDBS will develop new integration modules for additional services such as offline mobile data capture or lab request handling.

This partnership also offers enhanced services to IDBS customers with complete lifecycle management and local language services in Europe. The German market in particular will benefit from significant regional resources for system integration and consulting.

“Consulting is a critical part of implementing optimal workflows and achieving process efficiency,” said Adam Paton, Head of Global Professional Services at IDBS. “This partnership enables us to leverage our knowledge and skillsets so that users can get the most out of our platforms. We’ll be able to offer local support and immediate benefits to new and existing customers.”

Osthus’ team of subject matter experts and consultants will assist IDBS in integrating third party vendor products and migrating home-grown existing applications to the IDBS platforms. These services include template development and configuration of metadata handling and interface building. Customers benefit from shorter implementation times and streamlined IT infrastructure as the single, unified platform reduces the number of applications which need to be managed separately.

“With our deep domain knowledge and footprint in the German market, we are working with IDBS to deliver its solutions into R&D environments across life science and other related industries,” said Dr Torsten Osthus, Managing Director of Osthus GmbH and President of Osthus, Inc. “We are looking forward to building our new customer-specific integration modules on IDBS’ platform, helping customers to improve or reshape their R&D IT infrastructure as they strive for cross domain collaboration.”

Osthus brings over 16 years of experience in building R&D solutions for a wide range of applications. These include chemical registration, R&D data warehouses, substance logistics, compound order management, workflow and sample management, compound shipping systems, parallel synthesis, cell line management and interfaces to ELN and LIMS.

For further press information please contact Metia for IDBS:
Tel: +44 (0)20 3100 3796

About IDBS
IDBS is a leading global provider of software for the secure capture, storage, sharing and use of complex data within research, development and manufacturing organizations. Our technology enables researchers to easily access, visualize and analyze information as well as collaborate internally and externally, allowing easy communication whilst protecting intellectual property.

Our customers include the world’s leading pharmaceutical and biotechnological companies, as well as prominent organizations in agricultural technology, chemicals, consumer goods, cosmetics, energy, food and beverage and healthcare.

Founded in 1989 and privately held, IDBS is headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices across Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Further information can be found at or follow us on Twitter @IDBSsoftware.

About Osthus
Osthus is a leading global systems integrator specializing in process and data integration for R&D in life sciences and related industries. Equipped with a unique partner portfolio and interdisciplinary subject matter experts, Osthus offers consulting, integration, development, operations and maintenance services to leading research companies world-wide.

Founded in 1996 and privately held, Osthus is headquartered in Aachen, Germany and supports customer operations worldwide. Osthus extended its global presence to the US, establishing Osthus, Inc. in 2013.

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