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IT Solutions Leader Instem Acquires d-wise

Instem’s Acquisition of Leading Clinical Trial Technology and Consulting Provider d-wise Represents Substantial Advancement of its Mission

Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions and services to the global life sciences market, announced today that it has acquired clinical trial technology and consulting leader d-wise, Inc. (d-wise) as part of its mission to enable clients to bring their life enhancing products to market faster. The further consolidation of key application areas will help customers streamline and accelerate their research and development processes, while access to a broader range of data from across the R&D continuum will increase the power of future in silico modelling and prediction solutions.

Founded in 2003, d-wise are well respected clinical trial technology domain experts who advise on and build clinical trial analysis and data anonymization solutions, leveraging open-source and cloud technologies. For 19 of the top 20 global pharmaceutical companies, d-wise has made a significant impact in creating operational and clinical data efficiencies that have accelerated clinical trial analysis and regulatory submissions. d-wise supports its global customer community through its U.S. headquarters based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, along with an office location in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Instem sees the acquisition of d-wise as an integral part of its transformational growth strategy, extending its ability to further deliver solutions that meet the rapidly expanding needs of life science organizations for faster data-driven decision making, leading to safer, more effective products.

“More than a growth-based acquisition, this can truly help transform the industry landscape,” states Phil Reason, CEO at Instem. “Our combined capabilities will help us meet the demand from our clients to create a more connected ecosystem across the life sciences in the global effort to bring life enhancing products to market faster. And, behind all of the technology, is a highly talented, experienced and motivated d-wise team who shares our mission and values. They are widely trusted industry thought leaders and practitioners, committed to delivering an exceptional client experience.”

Reason continues, “The d-wise organization is well known for its drive to transform the life sciences through open and flexible access to data. They act as strategic advisors to many of Instem’s existing clients and are one of the leading IT solution engineering and integration partners in the market today. We are extremely excited about future opportunities to leverage wider areas of data and knowledge, backed by leading technologies and services, to maximize client value in ways we and the industry have only dreamed of in the past.”

John Leveille, CEO at d-wise comments, “Our mission has always been to help our clients navigate technology change in pursuit of human health and wellbeing. Today is a watershed moment in our journey, as we take d-wise products and services to the next level and achieve even greater reach and impact. We are excited to be part of Instem, a growing global organization of over 400 professionals with a shared purpose of helping our clients in their life changing missions.”

Leveille continues, “Instem’s reputation is stellar and we share many of the same core values which will enable a solid cultural fit. Being part of a large, publicly traded organization will enable us to more rapidly develop and introduce new innovative products and services. By providing solutions across a wide area of the life science R&D continuum, I’m certain that as part of Instem we will accelerate clinical development timelines and have an even broader impact on human health and wellbeing.”

“Better Together”
A key internal theme of the acquisition, the combined strength of Instem & d-wise positions the group as the foremost authority and driving force in generating, analyzing and leveraging data from Discovery through late-stage Clinical Trials. Instem and d-wise will be poised to deliver unique value to clients as one, unified technology-driven powerhouse.

The d-wise team and its solutions will create a new business unit at Instem known as Clinical Trial Acceleration Solutions. Additionally, Instem reports that planning has begun to develop innovation teams that will be exclusively focused on leveraging the combined capabilities to further expand areas of application as they look to connect and leverage data across a wider area.

More about d-wise solutions, now part of Instem
d-wise offers technology products and services to biometric and transparency leaders, helping clients understand the technology options available to connect and automate systems and workflows. Designed to always meet individual client needs, d-wise solutions provide validated pathways for cloud adoption and open-source clinical analysis.

d-wise Clinical Trial Acceleration
d-wise provides strategy, services and products that leverage open source and public cloud for biometrics, data science and submissions. With domain expertise in R&D product development, IT systems architecture, and change management, d-wise is the preferred advisor and technology implementation partner of controlled clinical analytics environments to some of the world’s most prominent pharmaceutical organizations.

d-wise Clinical Trial Transparency
d-wise transparency software and services empower sponsors to meet EMA Policy 0070 and Health Canada’s Public Release of Clinical Information and support industry wide sharing initiatives. Built in collaboration with industry leaders, d-wise offers Blur™, the #1 clinical anonymization software solution that automates anonymization of both document and data through Natural Language Processing. Available as a SaaS technology solution, or as an outsourced service, d-wise enables sponsors to share anonymized data and documents efficiently, helping to drive medical innovation.

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