Clarkston Group and Viaken Systems Form Strategic Alliance; New alliance will provide the life science industry with a single resource for total IT solution.Business Editors/Health & Medical Writers
GAITHERSBURG, Md.--(BW HealthWire)--Oct. 31, 2000
Clarkston, a high technology and e-business consulting firm Noun 1. consulting firm - a firm of experts providing professional advice to an organization for a fee
business firm, firm, house - the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments; "he worked for a , has formed a strategic alliance with Viaken Systems Inc., the premier hosted informatics Same as information technology and information systems. The term is more widely used in Europe. solutions provider for the life science industry, specializing in outsourced research informatics solutions for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical markets.
The alliance will capitalize on Cap´i`tal`ize on`
v. t. 1. To turn (an opportunity) to one's advantage; to take advantage of (a situation); to profit from; as, to capitalize on an opponent's mistakes s>. Clarkston's process, e-business strategy, and technology integration capabilities and Viaken's platform for hosting, managing, and supporting tier-one research informatics and front and back office solutions specifically designed for the life science industry.
Clarkston's alliance with Viaken will help to accelerate the drug discovery process by providing end-to-end informatics and business solutions for life science companies.
Together, the companies will generate innovative solutions that provide a cost-effective way of building, maintaining, and supporting a highly competitive research informatics and operations technology infrastructure without the need to invest in large scale IT teams and equipment.
The result will be a streamlined process, from drug discovery to manufacturing, which will help customers achieve competitive advantage. The competencies, experience, and expertise of Viaken and Clarkston will enable life science companies, from Fortune 500 pharmaceuticals to emerging biotechnology firms, to fully leverage the power of IT in the discovery process.
Monty (programming, abuse) monty - /mon'tee/ Any program with a ludicrously complex user interface that performs a trivial task. An example would be a menu-driven, button clicking, pulldown, pop-up windows program for listing directories. Hamilton, vice president of Business Development for Clarkston, put the alliance in perspective, "Clarkston has long been recognized for providing powerful, enterprise solutions for the demand chain and supply chain functions for life science firms. Now, we have the opportunity to leverage our project management and solutions expertise with Viaken's drug discovery expertise to help our pharmaceutical and biotech bi·o·tech
short for biotechnology
Noun 1. clients in the early stages of the drug development process. This alliance will enable our clients to discover promising drug compounds faster, and get them to the market sooner and at less cost."
"Our clients are looking for Looking for
In the context of general equities, this describing a buy interest in which a dealer is asked to offer stock, often involving a capital commitment. Antithesis of in touch with. one-stop shopping and a single point of accountability for their IT solutions, whether the solution is for drug discovery or enterprise resource planning See ERP.
(application, business) Enterprise Resource Planning - (ERP) Any software system designed to support and automate the business processes of medium and large businesses. ," explained Dr. Keith O. Elliston, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Viaken. "Through this alliance, we can be the complete outsourced IT organization for biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Our clients can now work with one resource to design, implement, and maintain a complete portfolio of IT solutions covering the R&D, manufacturing, and distribution aspects of life science companies, as well as additional back office operations."
Clarkston helps its clients Seize the Advantage(TM) by providing comprehensive, strategic business solutions driven by e-business. The company harnesses the power of the Internet to unleash its clients' business potential by providing a full range of services including strategy, implementation and application support.
Through a client partnership approach, Clarkston collaborates with its clients to articulate a competitive business vision and assemble a high-energy deployment team to build business models with Coherent Speed.
Clarkston guides clients in the pharmaceutical, high technology, telecommunications Communicating information, including data, text, pictures, voice and video over long distance. See communications. , and manufacturing markets. The company has locations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Durham, San Francisco San Francisco (săn frănsĭs`kō), city (1990 pop. 723,959), coextensive with San Francisco co., W Calif., on the tip of a peninsula between the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay, which are connected by the strait known as the Golden and India. For more information, visit Clarkston's Web site at www.clarkstongroup.com.
Viaken Systems is the premier hosted informatics solutions provider for the life sciences, providing enabling solutions for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and agricultural research and development.
Viaken provides a range of informatics solutions including hosting of research informatics software and databases, strategic research informatics services, High Performance Computing computing - computer , and primary user support to its customers in the life sciences.
The company has developed a secure optimized hosting platform called the Viaken Informatics Environment that provides its customers with access to scalable informatics platforms customizable to their specific needs.
Viaken also hosts and manages a platform that facilitates business-to-business e-commerce specifically designed for the life science industry. Viaken is a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. , headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland. For more information on Viaken, visit www.viaken.com or call 1-877-2VIAKEN.
Viaken is a trademark of Viaken Systems Inc. All other products or company names are used for identification purposes only, and may be the trademarks of their respective owners.