IDBS and TIBCO Spotfire® Partner to Transform Drug Discovery Processes

Companies to Deliver Out-of-the-Box Informatics Platform to Enhance Collaboration Among Chemical and Biological Researchers

Somerville, Mass.


20 April, 2010


TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) and IDBS, a leading worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, today announced a partnership that integrates IDBS' ActivityBase™ chemistry technology with the TIBCO Spotfire® Analytics Platform. This integration allows scientists who use ActivityBase, the industry gold-standard for screening data management, to search and visualize their chemical structures through TIBCO Spotfire® Lead Discovery 2.1.

Through the integration, drug discovery teams now have a highly visual, interactive, and optimal environment for exploring the extended effects of chemical structures on biological activity. TIBCO Spotfire Lead Discovery 2.1 allows chemists and biologists to quickly access chemical and biological data in a single analysis environment, then easily build best-practice applications for analyzing structure-activity relationships.

"The IDBS chemical structure rendering, substructure, and similarity search functionality – integrated with TIBCO Spotfire's powerful analytics platform – enables us to take full advantage of our key applications for data analysis and evaluation," said Jan Selig, senior technical officer at European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), one of the top research institutes worldwide. "The combination of Spotfire and IDBS is also giving us the opportunity to concentrate on the most promising compounds, which is allowing us to further investigate potential drug candidates with increasing quality and confidence."

Neil Kipling, founder and CEO of IDBS, commented: "IDBS has developed advanced chemistry technologies that support all of our product suites. The integration of IDBS' chemistry technology with TIBCO Spotfire Lead Discovery 2.1 endorses our position as an influential player in the chemical informatics arena."

"Spotfire is committed to integrating the leaders in the life science software space, and this partnership with IDBS furthers our customers' ability to use Spotfire with all of their chemistry, biology, and clinical data," said Christian Marcazzo, vice president of European Life Sciences Sales for Spotfire, TIBCO Software Inc.

About IDBS

IDBS is a unique, global supplier of innovative data management and analytics solutions, which increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve business and scientific productivity of R&D organizations worldwide. Organizations such as Pfizer, GSK, Celera, MedImmune, Dana-Farber, and Roche employ IDBS solutions as an integral part of their strategy to address the increasing pressures placed upon them by the need for the secure, compliant capture, integration and analysis of complex research data. IDBS is clearly differentiated from other software providers by its unique combination of deep domain knowledge and its ability to rapidly provide integrated business process and robust data analytics solutions along the entire R&D value chain. IDBS solutions secure organizations' valuable R&D data assets and enable rapid decision-making through effective integration and analysis. They also support the protection of Intellectual Property (IP) and the requirements for data quality demanded under Good Laboratory Practice GLP) and Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards. 

IDBS is a private company, founded in 1989 and headquartered in Guildford, UK. IDBS has worldwide consulting and support presence, with U.S. offices in California, New Jersey and Massachusetts, the EU, Australia and China.


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