SOURCE: IntraLinks


November 04, 2009 09:00 ET

IntraLinks Announces New Tool for Life Sciences Data Capture and Submission-Based Business

Introduces Paperless Solution for the Clinical Trials Process Built With Adobe® LiveCycle® Enterprise Suite

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - November 4, 2009) - IntraLinks®, the leading provider of critical information exchange solutions, today announced a strategic partnership with Adobe Systems Inc. to develop comprehensive solutions that will automate cross-organization data capture and submission based-business processes within the life sciences industry.

The initial solution IntraLinks and Adobe are bringing to market addresses the document-intensive clinical trial process. The solution combines the strengths of IntraLinks' solutions, which facilitate the secure, compliant, and auditable exchange of critical information inside and outside the enterprise, and the Adobe® LiveCycle® Enterprise Suite (ES). The new tool provides clinical trial managers with a single, tightly-integrated platform to first conduct electronic data capture and then securely manage, organize and share content across firewalls with sponsors, CROs and investigative sites.

Specifically, the joint solution will help improve workflow during the site recruitment and study start-up phases of a clinical trial. Once an electronic form is created using LiveCycle ES, IntraLinks' validated platform manages the external workflow to organize, distribute, collect, and track e-forms across the firewall with email notifications and an easy "one-click to submit" process for the e-form. LiveCycle ES completes the process by automatically retrieving the completed forms from IntraLinks and routing them through an internal review and approval process.

"Building on Adobe's LiveCycle ES, IntraLinks will leverage its secure and auditable information exchange platform to create a truly paperless solution for the clinical trials process," said Alison Shurell, vice president of marketing for IntraLinks. "This new platform replaces inefficient and non-secure methods of sharing sensitive clinical trial documents such as email, fax and courier."

"Life sciences professionals who already depend on Adobe's LiveCycle ES for data capture and submission based processes will now have a comprehensive solution for document-centric workflows," said Melonie Warfel, director Worldwide Standards & Life Sciences for Adobe Systems Inc. "Together, Adobe and IntraLinks will work to make clinical trial management an efficient, paper-free process."

About IntraLinks

IntraLinks provides on-demand solutions for businesses to securely collaborate, communicate and exchange critical information inside and outside the enterprise. For more than a decade, 750,000 professionals from more than 90,000 organizations have relied on IntraLinks to accelerate workflow, optimize business processes and realize new profit potential. IntraLinks counts 800 of the Fortune 1000 as clients, including AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank and the FDIC. Visit or for more information.

About Adobe LiveCycle®

Adobe LiveCycle® ES (Enterprise Suite) software is an integrated server solution that provides integrated data capture, information assurance, document output, process management, and content services to help enterprises create and deliver rich and engaging applications that reduce paperwork, accelerate decision-making, and help ensure regulatory compliance.

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