IDBS Expands in Asia Pacific

Press Release - 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.

IDBS Expands in Asia Pacific

Announces Direct Support, Training and Sales Resources Through new Chinese and Australian Centers

Presents Translational Research and Healthcare Strategy at eResearch Australasia

Guildford, UK, and Burlington, MA, November, 10, 2009 – 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.”


Professor Yike Guo, Chief Innovation Officer at IDBS, will give two presentations at the eResearch Australasia conference in Sydney, Australia, November 9-13, 2009. His session on Research Informatics for Translational Medicine will provide an overview of the design principles of developing a translational research platform in drug discovery and healthcare and will highlight the work done by IDBS.

Professor Guo’s presentation on Informatics for Value Based Healthcare will address the fundamental challenges in developing an information-driven healthcare infrastructure to support tracking patient costs across the entire clinical pathway: from diagnosis to treatment to outcome.

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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. Find out more at

Published: 09 Nov 2009


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