IDBS provides ActivityBase, a full-featured laboratory data management solution integrated into the Microsoft Windows environment. ActivityBase’s generic test management architecture supports a wide range of scientific disciplines and applications. ActivityBase is designed primarily for R&D research, allowing scientists to easily capture and manage their data in order to make informed decisions.

ActivityBase provides a comprehensive laboratory data management solution that is fully integrated with other IDBS products to provide a total data management solution for today’s modern laboratory.

ActivityBase is currently implemented in more than 200 laboratories worldwide, within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, cosmetic and food and beverage industries, as well as in academic research. The company’s 16-year track record has earned IDBS recognition as a provider of the de facto standard for data management software solutions.


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