SOURCE: Anoto Group AB

December 19, 2007 08:00 ET

Process Innovation Vision Award Honors Anoto Group AB and Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.

Vision Award Recognizes Innovation in Business or Social Process

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwire - December 19, 2007) - Anoto (STKM: ANOT), pioneering leader of digital pen and paper technology, and Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., an independent biopharmaceutical company, have won the coveted 2007 Vision Award bestowed as part of the 2007 Process Innovation Award program. The Vision Award recognizes a technology implementation that has the greatest potential for changing a business or social process.

Actelion applies Anoto Digital Pen and Paper technology to send handwritten notes during clinical trials into a workflow scenario that provides faster and more secure data capture, gives trial investigators more personal time with patients in testing and results in faster conclusions. This technology advancement will give Actelion a significant edge in speeding up its clinical development, final approval of new drugs and beating its competitors to market. Actelion has many clinical trials operating simultaneously. All of their current Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials involve using the data collected from the Anoto Digital Pen.

--  "We are extremely honored to have been recognized by the Process
    Innovation Award judges for our technology," said Ebba Åsly Fåhraeus, Anoto
    VP Sales & Marketing Forms.  "Actelion is a well-regarded biopharmaceutical
    firm investigating new drugs to treat serious diseases.  We're glad that we
    can assist them in gathering the critical data necessary to bring to market
    new treatments to help those afflicted."
    

Anoto and the Actelion implementation were selected by an independent panel of industry experts based on process improvements that led to gains in at least one of the following areas: productivity, profitability, ability to adapt to market conditions, or competitive standing/market share.

Enterprise Innovator, a premier publication focused on technology innovation in the enterprise (www.enterpriseinnovator.com), sponsored the 2007 Process Innovation Awards, which were created by Kinetic Information LLC and are now in their 11th year.

--  "We are honored to sponsor such a coveted award program and chose to
    be part of the 2007 series because it rewards innovative enterprise
    applications that achieve business benefits, and illuminates such an
    important area of information technology expertise for our readers," stated
    Harold Abraham, Deputy Editor, EnterpriseInnovator.com.
    

Anoto Group AB

Anoto Group is the company behind and world leading in the unique technology for digital pen and paper, which enables fast and reliable transmission of handwritten text into a digital format. Anoto operates through a global partner network that focuses on user-friendly forms solutions for efficient capture, transmission and storage of data within different business segments, e.g. healthcare, bank and finance, transport and logistics and education. The Anoto Group has around 100 employees, offices in Lund (head office), Boston and Tokyo. Among the major shareholders are Norden Technology A/S, Robur and SEB. The Anoto share is traded on the Mid Cap list of the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm under the ticker ANOT. For more information: www.anoto.com

About Process Innovation Awards

The Process Innovation Awards program recognizes innovation in the application of information technology. Awards focus on the business benefits user organizations derive from their technology systems. Award winners are selected by a panel of experts consisting of independent professional consultants who are recognized authorities in their fields. The judging process is free of any vendor or other bias so the emphasis remains on the business benefits provided by each winning implementation.

Contact Information

  • For more information:

    Valerie Harding
    Ripple Effect Communications
    Email: Email Contact
    Tel: 617-536-8887

    Ebba Åsly Fåhraeus
    VP Sales & Marketing Forms
    Anoto Group AB
    +46 733 45 12 28