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Guildford, United Kingdom and Waltham, Massachusetts, 20th June, 2002 — ID Business Solutions (IDBS), provider of data management software applications for drug discovery, and Advanced Visual Systems (AVS), supplier of interactive data analysis and visualisation software, today announced that IDBS will incorporate AVS’ OpenViz technologies into the IDBS software suite — strengthening the data visualisation capabilities within ActivityBase.

ActivityBase is the biopharmaceutical industry standard data management application for drug discovery, enabling scientists to capture, manage and use chemical and biological data in an integrated software environment. ActivityBase 5.1, to be released later this year, will encompass — as standard — the OpenViz components for data analysis, visualisation, graphics and data interactivity.

Neil Kipling, IDBS’ Chairman and CEO commented: “Our partnership with AVS enables us to immediately provide our users with the sophisticated Quality Control capabilities they have been asking for, which will further streamline and simplify the decision-making workflow.” He continued, “New advanced visualisation technologies enable aggregate views of biological and chemical data — a breakthrough for scientists working with extremely large data sets.”

According to Brian Clark, President and CEO of AVS, “We are extremely pleased that IDBS has selected OpenViz to enhance the well-proven functionality of ActivityBase. The addition of innovative visualisation techniques and interactive analytics will provide IDBS customers with new dimensions of insight and a clear advantage in their drug discovery initiatives.”

Media contacts:

Beth Thomas, IDBS
Tel: +44 (0) 1483 688 325

Carla Kay Barlow, AVS
Tel: +1 (505) 897 1748

About IDBS

IDBS works with discovery organisations to help maximise the value of research data, by providing software solutions to capture, manage and use biological and chemical information in an integrated framework. Unlike resource-intensive tool-based solutions, IDBS delivers complete — and proven — applications that bridge the gap between IT and science. Headquartered in Guildford, United Kingdom, IDBS has offices in Emeryville, California; Parsippany, New Jersey; and, Cambridge, Massachusetts. IDBS partners with CTC Laboratory Systems in Japan to market IDBS products and services. Founded in 1989, IDBS employs over 140 people worldwide. For more information on IDBS, visit or email

About Advanced Visual Systems

Advanced Visual Systems (AVS) provides industry-leading, interactive data visualisation software and solutions that help business, scientific and engineering users gain critical insight from all types of data. AVS' complete line of software products speeds decision-making by bringing information to life using the latest in graphics, Web-based and interactive technologies on all major computing platforms. For more information on AVS call 781-890-4300, write to, or visit

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