IDBS Expands in Asia Pacific

Published November 12th, 2009 - 11:57 GMT

IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of research data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, today announced that it has expanded its Asia Pacific presence with new centers in both China and Australia. From these new offices IDBS is now providing customers with direct local support and training, as well as sales and business development across the entire portfolio of IDBS products; ActivityBase,
E-WorkBook and InforSense Suites.

IDBS now has the largest presence in China of any life sciences software company.

IDBS’ organisation in China is being run from Shanghai by David Hadfield and
serves customers in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Mr. Hadfield was formerly
Senior Vice President and general manager at Spotfire and previously held senior
executive roles at Molecular Devices Inc., and Oxford GlycoSciences, as well as
senior management positions at Applied Biosystems.

IDBS has also expanded its existing Australian operations under the leadership of
Conor Higgins. This organisation will serve customers in Australia, New Zealand and
South East Asia. Mr Higgins, who has already developed a strong IDBS user base in
Australia, has over 15 years experience in the IT field specializing in data
security, compliance and management. He has previously helped organizations such as
Watchfire (IBM), Ironport (CSICO), and Acopia (F5Networks) expand their businesses
in the region.

“IDBS is well known for developing close, constructive relationships with our
customers. We are extremely pleased to be able to make this major commitment to the
region and serve our expanding customer base with the highest level of dedicated,
culturally aware, support and training. Our proven Translational Research offerings
also have a significant role to play in this expansion.” said Neil Kipling,
founder and CEO of IDBS.

Chris Molloy, VP Corporate Development and APAC added: “We are delighted to have
two such experienced and dedicated leaders in place as we continue our regional
development. This investment reflects the rapid growth of the R&D market in Asia
Pacific and the ‘must-have’ requirement for robust enterprise data management
solutions which we already provide in the region and worldwide.”

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