Genedata Unveils New Japanese Website to Better Serve Expanding Pharma R&D and Life Science Business in Japan

Basel, Switzerland, November 12, 2009

Genedata, a leading provider of in silico solutions for pharmaceutical R&D and related life sciences, today announced its new Japanese website
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The new Japanese website closely follows an expansion of Genedata in Japan and supports the growing customer base in Asia. Recently signed customers include Astellas Pharmaceuticals, Asubio, Chugai Pharmaceuticals, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, as well as several other pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Academic institutions using Genedata software systems include Hyogo College of Medicine, NCC Japan, RIKEN, and Tokyo University. The success in Japan correlates directly with the success of Genedata globally; the majority of the top 50 pharmaceuticals use Genedata software systems for large-scale biology applications to improve R&D efficiency.

“We hope that the new Japanese site facilitates easier access to valuable information for our Japanese customers,” said Dr. Othmar Pfannes, CEO of Genedata. “We’ve recently seen significant growth in Japanese business and are committed to further expanding Genedata’s presence in Japan.”

About Genedata
Genedata transforms data into intelligence with a portfolio of advanced software solutions for drug discovery, industrial biotechnology, and life science research. Used by a majority of the world’s top 50 pharmaceutical companies and leading research organizations, Genedata solutions make research data accessible and understandable, enabling scientific discovery that fights disease and improves health and quality of life worldwide. Founded in 1997, Genedata is headquartered in Switzerland, and has offices in Japan, Germany, and the US.


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