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Instem to Present at European Teratology Society Meeting, Hamburg

Instem Presenting “Challenges of Reproductive Assessment of Continuous Breeding (RACB) Study Designs in Electronic Data Capture Systems”

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA – August 21, 2014 - - Instem, a leading provider of IT solutions to the global early development healthcare market, is pleased to announce that  Marc Ellison, Business Analyst, Instem, will present at the 42nd Annual Meeting of the European Teratology Society (ETS), Hamburg, Germany, 1st – 4th September, 2014.

The poster presentation “Challenges of Reproductive Assessment of Continuous Breeding (RACB) Study Designs in Electronic Data Capture Systems” discusses the challenges that the RACB study design used by the US Government’s National Toxicology Program (NTP) poses for Electronic Data Capture Systems, and addresses how Instem and NTP were able to overcome these challenges.

Mr. Ellison said “The RACB study design is unique in its intricacy, encompassing multi-littering and multi-generational analysis. The volume, complexity and diversity can prove difficult challenges for Electronic Data Capture Systems. Alongside the data collection there are demanding reporting requirements and the need to analyze the effect of time, dose level, generation and litter both individually and collectively. In order to overcome these challenges, a rigorous consultancy program was conducted with the NTP to produce a complete detailed understanding of the study design, a comprehensive set of system requirements and a fit for purpose software solution.”

The National Toxicology Program is an interagency program established in 1978 to coordinate toxicology research and development across the Department of Health and Human Services. The program was also created to strengthen the science base in toxicology, develop and validate improved testing methods and provide information about potentially toxic chemicals to health regulatory and research agencies, scientific and medical communities, and the public.

Headquartered at The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), the NTP is managed by the NIEHS and supported by the United States Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010 NIEHS purchased Instem’s Provantis® preclinical solution suite to support NTP studies, deploying Provantis via Instem’s SaaS model to provide on-demand Internet-based access to NIEHS and NTP member sites.

“Challenges of Reproductive Assessment of Continuous Breeding (RACB) study designs in Electronic Data Capture Systems” will be on display in the Foyer throughout the conference.

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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