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Integrated Laboratory Systems Subscribes to Provantis® Online

Provantis Preclinical Solution Chosen to Accelerate Study Volume While Reducing Costs

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA - (BUSINESS WIRE) - March 5, 2010 - - Instem, a leading provider of early drug development software solutions, announced today that Integrated Laboratory Systems (ILS) has subscribed to Provantis Online, enhancing their existing software systems.

Headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, ILS is a multidisciplinary research organization providing comprehensive support to federal and commercial clients in the environmental and health sciences.

After reviewing all commercial alternatives within the preclinical IT market, ILS chose Provantis as the most comprehensive solution to fully automate their toxicology data acquisition, analysis and reporting processes. By using Provantis, they will be able to reduce costs, execute more studies and deliver increased value in shorter timeframes to their sponsors.

“Instem’s hosted solution is a true turn-key system, so the time required by our staff to get their system validated and into production is significantly reduced,” comments Brad Blackard, COO at ILS. “We felt that using Provantis over the Web provided the best fit for our business model and allowed our limited IT resources to be leveraged more efficiently.”

Using Instem’s hosted remote delivery model offers simpler, more cost effective ways to provide software functionality, maintenance, and support over the Internet. ILS will have complete in-application access to their data just as if their software was deployed on-site, yet they no longer require additional hardware or dedicated resources. Removing the need for on-site software ensures clients like ILS can access the latest major releases of Provantis without the delays and costs traditionally involved with site-based installations.

Instem’s turn-key subscription includes all 3rd party licenses such as Oracle, Outlook and SAS, along with training, maintenance, unlimited help desk support and Instem’s Validation Pack.

Since 2005, Instem has utilized a military-grade data center based in the US, which is being used by clients running GLP and non-GLP studies.

ILS will additionally be taking advantage of Instem’s Specialized Solution services, a more tailored approach to deployment, offering dedicated client specialists and extended customer care. This program features the Continuous Learning Model, where clients stay closely connected for one year following their first study using Provantis, with on-demand access to industry specialists to assist with new study designs, refresher learning or anything else needed to optimize their use of Instem solutions.

Provantis is a modern, fully integrated software system for single users and global organizations engaged in preclinical evaluation studies. Orchestrating every facet of preclinical drug safety assessment, Provantis streamlines processes and workflows with straightforward, intuitive functionality for simple or complex studies within a GLP or non-GLP environment, on-site or over the Web.

Instem & ILS welcomes anyone wanting more information to visit them at this year’s 49th annual ToxExpo in Salt Lake City, Utah at booths 1201 & 2118.

About ILS

For 25 years ILS has provided research and testing services to clients in the federal, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and medical device industries.
ILS provides customized solutions in the toxicology, pathology, histology, genetic toxicology, molecular biology as well as environmental and information science fields. By their contributions to these endeavors, ILS is helping to improve the quality of environmental and human health and is making the world a better and safer place for everyone.
To learn more about ILS and the services they provide, please visit

About Instem

Instem is a leading supplier of IT applications to the early development healthcare market, delivering compelling solutions for data collection, management and analysis across the R&D continuum. Instem applications are in use by customers worldwide, meeting the rapidly expanding needs of life science and healthcare organizations for data-driven decision making leading to safer, more effective products.

Instem’s portfolio of software solutions increases client productivity by automating study-related processes while offering the unique ability to generate new knowledge through the extraction and harmonization of actionable scientific information.

Instem supports over 400 clients through full service offices in the United States, United Kingdom and China with additional locations in India and a full service distributor based in Japan.

Meeting clients at the intersection of investment & return™.

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