Danaher and IDBS Accelerate Innovation in Drug Development

IDBS, a leader in enterprise scientific informatics platforms, joined Danaher's Life Sciences platform in late October. IDBS will help provide the foundation for a portfolio of life sciences informatics and knowledge management solutions that will accelerate the speed of discovering, developing and producing new drugs and therapies.

IDBS is a leader in enterprise scientific informatics platforms. The IDBS E-WorkBook Cloud is the backbone for many organizations' R&D efforts by enabling them to capture, manage and report on critical research data.

"IDBS' informatics solutions integrate insights derived using scientific instruments from various vendors and from many different disciplines, enabling better and faster scientific and business decisions ultimately affording patients faster and better therapies," said Rainer Blair, Danaher Executive Vice President.  "IDBS, opens a new generation of vendor agnostic information-based digital services for Danaher and makes the digital lab a reality."

By linking the IDBS knowledge management platform with Danaher's comprehensive instrument coverage it will create a "data spine" that connects instruments, creating opportunities for new information-based services and the realization of the digital lab of the future.

"We have found what I believe to be the right home for our business, and it is incredibly exciting to know that IDBS will form the foundation of Danaher's new life science informatics business," said Neil Kipling, Founder and CEO at IDBS.