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IDBS opens new centres in China and Australia

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IDBS has expanded its Asia Pacific presence with new centres in China and Australia, providing direct local support and training, along with sales and business development for the entire portfolio of IDBS products.

IDBS' organisation in China is being run from Shanghai by David Hadfield and serves customers in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Hadfield was formerly senior vice president and general manager at Spotfire and previously held senior executive roles at Molecular Devices and Oxford GlycoSciences, as well as senior management positions at Applied Biosystems.

IDBS has also expanded its existing Australian operations under the leadership of Conor Higgins. This organisation will serve customers in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Higgins, who has already developed a strong IDBS user base in Australia, has more than 15 years' experience in the IT field specialising in data security, compliance and management. He has previously helped organisations such as Watchfire (IBM), Ironport (CSICO), and Acopia (F5Networks) expand their businesses in the region.