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IDBS to acquire InforSense

Data management solutions supplier IDBS has concluded an unconditional agreement to acquire InforSense, the provider of scientific and business intelligence technologies, with the acquisition due to be completed in July.

With the addition of the InforSense product portfolio, IDBS will expand its large scale data integration activities to support international data sharing and broaden its life sciences portfolio into the emerging growth area of biomarker development and personalised medicine. The InforSense brand, its products and partnerships will continue to be developed, marketed and supported around the world. InforSense's founder, Professor Yike Guo will take up the role of chief innovation officer at IDBS.

Neil Kipling, CEO and founder of IDBS, said: 'IDBS has a powerful vision to provide complete data infrastructures for R&D organizations in commercial and academic endeavour. Our existing domain expertise and 20-year track record is enhanced by the acquisition of InforSense, whose leadership and technologies are globally recognised. This is a major enabling step towards becoming the number one informatics partner of R&D worldwide. An additional facet of this acquisition is the opportunity to cement a strategic informatics research relationship with Imperial College. The combination of our rigorous software development and powerful new research capabilities creates a groundbreaking new organisation.'


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