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UCB Taps IDBS Software to Meet Data Management Needs

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IDBS said this week that UCB, a biopharmaceutical company based in Brussels, Belgium, has selected its E-WorkBook Suite and BioBook software to meet data management and process development needs.

According to IDBS, UCB will use its software to improve data capture and eliminate data silos as well as to facilitate collaboration and information sharing among its researchers.

The financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

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