SOURCE: CambridgeSoft


March 10, 2010 10:02 ET

CambridgeSoft's E-Notebook Selected by VIB, a Life Sciences Research Institute From Flanders, Belgium

CAMBRIDGE, UK--(Marketwire - March 10, 2010) -  CambridgeSoft today announces that VIB, a Belgium based non-profit life sciences research institute, has selected CambridgeSoft's E-Notebook for deployment to over 400 VIB researchers. This decision follows a successful pilot study carried out in 2009. E-Notebook, an application which facilitates research collaboration and knowledge management, will be rolled out during 2010 to VIB scientists active in many biotechnology research domains (genomics, plant biology, neurobiology, microbiology, etc) at four different universities in Flanders. 

CambridgeSoft's E-Notebook provides researchers an electronic laboratory management system using a centrally managed enterprise application. Scientists and technicians use E-Notebook to capture all of the data from laboratory experiments including MS Office documents, chemical and biological structures, images as well as analytical instrument output. E-Notebook data is securely stored and archived within an Oracle database infrastructure, which facilitates 21CFR part 11 compliance and provides intellectual property protection.

By introducing E-Notebook, VIB aims to replace the use of paper laboratory notebooks while simultaneously providing each research group the flexibility to adapt E-Notebook to their specific scientific needs.

"E-Notebook enables us to capture and store our research data in one common system across the VIB community, facilitating higher data standardization and more data exchange among our scientists," said Dr. Jo Bury, managing director of VIB. "Moreover, VIB scientists are able to search, compare and retrieve their digital data more easily. E-Notebook also increases efficiency as it reduces reporting time and avoids repetition of previously performed experiments."

"We are pleased that VIB has chosen CambridgeSoft's E-Notebook as their platform for research collaboration," said Michael G. Tomasic, President and CEO of CambridgeSoft. "We look forward to working closely with VIB to ensure E-Notebook will provide a foundation where VIB scientists can build and share knowledge to help the Institute's main objective of gathering innovative basic knowledge and turning that knowledge into scientific breakthroughs and novel intellectual property."

About VIB
VIB is a non-profit research institute in life sciences based in Flanders, Belgium. About 1200 scientists conduct strategic basic research on the molecular mechanisms that are responsible for the functioning of the human body, plants, and micro-organisms. Through a close partnership with four Flemish universities -- UGent, K.U.Leuven, University of Antwerp, and Vrije Universiteit Brussel -- and a solid funding program, VIB unites the forces of 72 research groups in a single institute. The goal of the research is to extend the boundaries of our knowledge of life profoundly. Through its technology transfer activities, VIB wants to convert research results into products for the benefit of consumers and patients. VIB develops and disseminates a wide range of scientifically substantiated information about all aspects of biotechnology. More information:

About CambridgeSoft
CambridgeSoft is a leading provider of software and services for discovery, analysis and collaboration to life science 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), E-Notebook (providing knowledge management), chemical informatics, biological informatics and scientific databases. Web sites include ChemBioFinder.Com and ChemBioNews.Com for indexed database content and news, and SciStore.Com for e-commerce.

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