SOURCE: IBM

September 29, 2005 09:00 ET

entimo AG Chooses IBM as Preferred Technology Partner to Help Deliver On Demand Business Solutions to Meet Healthcare and Life Sciences Industry Customer Needs

Joins IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks

BERLIN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 29, 2005 -- entimo AG, a leading company providing manufacturers of the pharmaceutical and crop science industries with high quality e-business Research & Development (eR&D) products and solutions, as well as custom IT solutions for the regulatory authorities, today announced it has achieved industry optimized in IBM's PartnerWorld Industry Networks for healthcare and life science. entimo can now take advantage of IBM's sales, marketing and technical expertise to develop and deliver solutions that meet customer requirements in the life sciences industry.

Customers are seeking solutions that can help them better integrate processes and applications and allow them to quickly respond to changing market opportunities -- all key elements in transforming to an On Demand business.

entimo is a provider of innovative "eR&D" products and professional services to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. entimo started working with IBM in 2003 in the area of pervasive computing solutions based on IBM WebSphere. Through this collaboration entimo has managed to gain improved recognition for its Eclipse and IBM WebSphere based IT solutions, and has also gained the ability to market its life sciences products and services through the IBM life sciences sales force at an international level.

By combining IBM's Life Sciences international reach and brand recognition and entimo's vertical domain knowledge in the area of Life Sciences, as well as high quality vertical solutions, entimo provides customers with a one stop solution that covers high availability hardware, hosting, validation, consulting and implementation services and solutions.

"entimo is a small company with great vertical expertise, and IBM is a global player offering a huge bandwidth of technical solutions and services to the pharmaceutical industry. Together, we can bring our solution to an international audience," says Dimitrios Karadimas, marketing director, entimo AG.

"We are pleased that entimo has joined PartnerWorld Industry Networks, and are committed to IBM as a partner of choice," said Gabriel Tal, director of ISV & Developer Relations, IBM Europe, Middle East, Africa. "entimo delivers powerful solutions in healthcare and life science industry, and we are dedicated to working together to best serve our customers."

The IBM PartnerWorld Industry Networks provide ISVs with comprehensive business insight, technical resources, networking opportunities, and marketing and sales support designed to help them reach more customers and close deals faster. Participants in the PartnerWorld Industry Networks can team with IBM to bring on demand solutions to market more easily and to ensure these solutions meet specific industry needs, reflecting how customers buy technology today.

ISVs can sign up for PartnerWorld Industry Networks at www.ibm.com/isv.

About entimo

entimo is a provider of innovative "e-R&D" products and professional services to the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. The firm also is a recognized supplier of quality IT solutions to the European regulatory authorities. entimo's dedicated staff of software professionals has developed and maintain several custom solutions, such as CDMS (Clinical Data Management System), LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) and clinical portals, for large pharmaceutical and crop science as well as regulatory authority customers. Bayer Healthcare AG, Bayer Crop Sciences AG, Schering AG, Boehringer Ingelheim, Altana Pharma and BfArM are just some of its customers that have an established and long term relationship with them. entimo AG is a privately held company with global headquarters in Berlin, Germany.

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