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South African University Taps IDBS ELN to Support Drug Discovery Research


IDBS said this week that the Drug Discovery and Development center at the University of Cape Town has selected its BioBook electronic laboratory notebook to store, manage, and analyze drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic data.

Researchers at the center are using the ELN to track research projects and manage large quantities of data associated with assays, IDBS said.

Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

IDBS' BioBook is targeted at users involved in late-stage discovery, pharmacology, and preclinical research and development. The tool integrates with legacy data software such as laboratory information management systems and combines data imported from laboratory instruments to keep all research in a single environment.

Other recent BioBook customers include UCB, a Brussels, Belgium-based biopharmaceutical company that purchased the software to improve data capture and encourage collaboration and information sharing among its researchers (BI 2/17/2012).

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