IDBS, the leading worldwide provider of research
data management and analytics solutions to R&D organizations, today
announced the availability of E-WorkBook Suite 8.2, the newest release
of its next-generation electronic lab notebook (ELN).
E-WorkBook Suite provides a versatile electronic lab notebook that
captures and stores both contextual and experimental fact data in a
searchable, secure, traceable and compliant environment. The new
version, available today, provides enhanced support for controlled data
entry processes, easier and faster data entry and analysis, and
Intellectual Property (IP) protection capabilities.
"We are seeing a unique and important shift in the pharma and biotech
industries where companies are moving from a document-centric view of
the enterprise to a data-centric view — a transition that requires
R&D to streamline and adapt quickly to changing business processes,"
said Ruchi Mallya, Pharmaceutical Technology Analyst at Ovum.
"Solutions such as E-WorkBook are making this task easier for
researchers by changing the way data is captured, analyzed and reported,
giving them flexibility in how they run their scientific experiments
and reducing their time to access data."
Reducing the Burden of Regulatory Compliance
E-WorkBook is used in many regulated DMPK, Bioanalysis,
Formulations, and Toxicology laboratories that require rigorous control
of workflows and data entry processes. This latest version includes
enhanced template intelligence features, including non-deletable items,
enforced sequential data entry, granular drag-and-drop and full template
version tracking, all of which reduce the cost and complexity of
regulatory compliance. For example, the ability to search and find
experiments that used a specific template name and version significantly
improves traceability and problem resolution.
Increased Security and Speed
E-WorkBook now includes plug-and-play integration with digital
signature infrastructures that enables researchers to even more easily
protect their IP and conform to company policies. Version 8.2 is
certified by SAFE-BioPharma, the pharmaceutical industry’s signature
standards body. Any SAFE-BioPharma compliant electronic identity system
can be quickly and easily configured to work with E-WorkBook. Version
8.2 also includes performance improvements to curve fitting functions,
pdf generation, data loading, search capabilities and chemistry queries.
Customer Requested Enhancements
This release includes significant enhancements to multistep
chemical pathway generation, rendering and searching, which are of
particular importance in Metabolite Identification and Process
Optimization. A ‘Print To’ function, increased data exchange
capabilities and enhanced analytical data capture and visualization are
all features that scientists in the areas of method development and
validation describe as class-leading.
"E-WorkBook continues to set the standard for ELNs and with this new
version we once again raise the bar for functionality, speed and
flexibility," said Glyn Williams, VP of Product Delivery at IDBS.
"E-WorkBook has been deployed in R&D organizations across many
industries and every day enables thousands of users to see more
productive research and realize results faster. IDBS is committed to
continually investing in its world-class products to meet the evolving
needs of our customers as they strive to accelerate and streamline their