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IDBS acquired by Danaher

IDBS, a provider of scientific informatics platforms and software has announced it has been acquired by the Danaher corporation.

IDBS has  joined Danaher’s Life Sciences platform, which includes such businesses as SCIEX, Phenomenex, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Pall, Leica Microsystems and Molecular Devices. 

‘IDBS’ informatics solutions integrate insights derived using scientific instruments from various vendors and from many different disciplines, enabling better and faster scientific and business decisions ultimately affording patients faster and better therapies. IDBS, opens a new generation of vendor agnostic information-based digital services for Danaher and makes the digital lab a reality’ said Rainer Blair, Danaher executive vice president.

IDBS will help provide the foundation for a portfolio of life sciences informatics and knowledge management solutions that will accelerate the speed of discovering, developing and producing new drugs and therapies.

‘Danaher is a global science and technology innovator and shares our purpose of helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Their trusted brands hold unparalleled leadership positions in diagnostics, life sciences, dental, environmental and applied solutions’ said Neil Kipling, founder and CEO at IDBS.

‘By linking the IDBS knowledge management platform with their comprehensive instrument coverage it will create a “data spine” that connects instruments, creating opportunities for new information-based services and the realization of the digital lab of the future. We have found what I believe to be the right home for our business, and it is incredibly exciting to know that IDBS will form the foundation of Danaher’s new life science informatics business’ Kipling added. 

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