SOURCE: CambridgeSoft


September 28, 2010 02:00 ET

CambridgeSoft Announces New Collaboration for Enterprise-Wide Scientific Information Storage and Search

Integration of New E-Notebook With Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 Dramatically Increases Access to R&D Data

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS and CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2010) -  CambridgeSoft announced today at IQPC's annual conference on ELNs and Advanced Laboratory Solutions in Amsterdam, that it is working with Microsoft to enhance the ability of scientists to collaboratively share data across the enterprise through the integration of key technologies as well as to deliver these solutions through a cloud computing model. A working proof of concept of CambridgeSoft's industry leading, flagship product, E-Notebook, and Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint was also demonstrated to an invitation-only event of executive-level customers at a dinner cruise event.

"E-Notebook provides a platform that enables collaborative science conducted globally within organizations and between organizations. Within the E-Notebook platform, teams of scientists plan and document objectives, document literature research, execute and document experiments, request services of other scientists, analyze data and collate and report experimental results. All of the essential steps in the proper execution of the scientific method are integrated and enhanced in a holistic environment allowing for the traceability and documentation of discoveries from inception to patent execution and product commercialization," said Michael G. Tomasic, president and CEO of CambridgeSoft.

"SharePoint 2010 provides a horizontal platform for the collaboration of individuals across total organizations from marketing to R&D to manufacturing. Through the integration of the FAST enterprise search engine within the SharePoint platform, searching of all data inside an organization and across the Internet is now possible," said Michael Naimoli, life sciences industry solutions director, Microsoft.

"The integration of E-Notebook content under the SharePoint umbrella enables for the first time absolutely comprehensive search across all data required for global organizations to make effective decisions. For example, R&D scientists will have instant access to an organization's current market research, current R&D activities pertaining to this research and simultaneously access to the Internet for information available globally," added Tomasic.

Building on the foundation of the integration of the E-Notebook and SharePoint platforms, CambridgeSoft will work with Microsoft to extend to other products and delivery platforms including the emerging trend toward cloud computing. The increasing utilization of SaaS environments such as the Windows Azure platform will provide yet another step change in the possibilities for internal and external collaboration, productivity improvements and cost reduction. This kind of delivery platform is ideal for developing models of research based on the combined activity of large commercial organizations, contract research organizations, government laboratories and universities. 

About CambridgeSoft
CambridgeSoft is a leading provider of software and services for discovery, analysis and collaboration to the life sciences and chemical industries, academia and government. Its integrated product suite improves the productivity of researchers in the discovery, development and commercialization of chemical and biological compounds. Products include Cloud, Enterprise, Workgroup and Desktop versions of Chem & Bio Office, including Chem & Bio Draw and E-Notebook, providing knowledge management, chemical and biological informatics, and scientific database solutions. Web sites include ChemBioFinder.Com and ChemBioNews.Com for indexed database content and news, and SciStore.Com for e-commerce.

CambridgeSoft has offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. For information about CambridgeSoft products, services, and sales worldwide please visit or call 1 617 588-9300 in America, 00 800 875 20000 in Europe, or 0120-146-700 in Japan.

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