InforSense and Elsevier MDL Expand Strategic Relationship

InforSense joins the MDL® Isentris® Alliance

London, UK, Cambridge, MA, USA, and San Leandro, CA, USA — October 11, 2005 — InforSense and Elsevier MDL today announced an expanded strategic relationship to integrate the new-generation MDL® Isentris® informatics platform and the InforSense KDE workflow-based integrative analytics platform, and to explore further joint development initiatives. The collaboration will enable scientists in the life sciences to use information and knowledge more effectively in decision-making in order to enhance R&D productivity.

“For life scientists, informatics tools that work together offer clear promise for improving R&D productivity,” said Lars Barfod, CEO of Elsevier MDL. “Through our expanded partnership under the MDL Isentris Alliance, InforSense and Elsevier MDL will provide mutual customers with built-in compatibility between the powerful Isentris informatics foundation and the dynamic InforSense KDE integrative analytics platform. This interoperability between essential technologies gives scientists the tools to make successful research decisions more efficiently.”

“Jointly, InforSense and Elsevier MDL can provide research organizations with a more comprehensive application development environment,” said Joseph F. Donahue, Chief Business Officer of InforSense. “The combination of technologies provides researchers with enhanced ability to compose, optimize and deliver applications across life sciences R&D to achieve their productivity goals. We will also be exploring additional developments to leverage both companies’ complementary integrative analytics and workflow expertise.”

Elsevier MDL has been a member of the InforSense Open Workflow Partner Network (OWPN) since March 2005, and mutual customers already benefit from the integration of MDL chemistry applications (including MDL® Direct data cartridges and MDL® ISIS/Draw) with both InforSense KDE and its ‘in Oracle’ enterprise analytics system, InforSense Oracle Edition. Under the new agreement, InforSense becomes a preferred member of the MDL® Isentris® Alliance, a growing community of companies joining forces to improve the value of offerings from different vendors by utilizing an open technology framework optimized for scientific applications.

Within the expanded partnership, the companies will work together to provide support for and connectivity between the MDL Isentris product family, including MDL Draw, and the InforSense KDE integrative analytics framework. The companies will also explore other areas of technical collaboration.

About Elsevier MDL
Elsevier MDL provides informatics, database and workflow solutions that accelerate successful life sciences R&D by improving the speed and quality of scientists’ decision making. Researchers around the world depend on Elsevier MDL for innovative and reliable discovery informatics software solutions and services augmented by 400 Elsevier chemistry and life sciences journals and related products. For more information, visit Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services.

Elsevier is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider. Reed Elsevier's ticker symbols are REN (Euronext Amsterdam), REL (London Stock Exchange), RUK and ENL (New York Stock Exchange). For more information, visit

About MDL Isentris
MDL Isentris is the first complete, out-of-the-box, n-tier informatics architecture supporting enterprise-wide business process, data and application integration for the life sciences. Isentris streamlines the storage, integration and retrieval of a broad range of chemistry and biology data, enabling scientists to access the right information at the right time, in the right context and format.

About InforSense
InforSense Limited, the leader in integrative analytics, enables organizations to orchestrate and optimize their business-critical decision-making processes. Leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, financial services companies, and research institutes are using the company’s flagship product, InforSense KDE, to enhance productivity across life science R&D, healthcare and business analytics. The company is privately held, with European headquarters in London, UK and North American headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

About InforSense KDEUsing InforSense KDE, enterprises rapidly integrate and deliver virtually any data source, analytic software tool, service or application within a single informatics framework. Users link these components via visual workflows to dynamically answer any question using their data, however complex or transient. Organizations can also mine their analytical processes to discover and deploy expertise and best practises. InforSense KDE provides an open, extensible service-oriented architecture, built using industry standards including J2EE, XML, and WSDL. The InforSense Oracle Edition is a state-of-the-art solution for enterprise wide integrative analytics using Oracle’s advanced information management and processing capabilities. For further information on InforSense products and solutions, visit


About Elsevier
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. Today, we’re committed to bringing that rigor to a new generation of platforms. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, 39,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers.

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InforSense Ltd
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