SMB & Galephar Select Liquent Technology to Streamline Submission Publishing



    Insight Publisher Is Industry's Only eCTD Solution Built On Integrated
    Regulatory Information Management Platform

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Sept. 5 /CNW/ -- Liquent, a Thomson business and
global leader in providing regulatory software solutions, information products
and related services for the life sciences industry, today announced that SMB
& Galephar has selected InSight Publisher to streamline its regulatory
platform. InSight Publisher is designed to accelerate the publishing process
for drug submissions to the world's regulatory authorities.
    InSight Publisher will enable SMB to create all the components of both
electronic and paper submissions from a single assembly structure, enhancing
efficiency and helping to bring new drugs to the market faster. InSight
Publisher is built on the same platform as InSight Manager which offers
sophisticated registration management and submission tracking capabilities and
the entire platform is adaptable to many different organizational processes
and designs, including centralized and decentralized publishing.
    "The constantly changing regulatory framework makes it more difficult
than ever to develop and register pharmaceutical products," said Philippe
Baudier, SMB's CEO. "We're confident that InSight Publisher will shorten our
time from finalized documents to the complete eCTD -- making complex
compliance simple and seamless."
    InSight Publisher also provides other new features to accelerate drug
applications:

    
    -- Step-by-step wizards for eCTDs and study reports help to streamline
       the creation of submissions and reports that comply with ICH,
       Japanese, Canadian, US and other regional specifications;

    -- The most complete eCTD Conformity Checking that automatically performs
       50 eCTD validation checks, including 32 ICH compliance requirements;

    -- Templating capabilities that let companies pre-define the structure of
       their content and the placement of paper publishing elements such as
       tabs, slip sheets and cover pages;

    -- An eCTD import wizard that helps organizations to continue their
       lifecycle management of previously completed eCTD submissions.
    

    "Liquent's InSight Publisher is the leading product in regulatory
publishing," said Jim Nichols, Liquent's vice president of Product Strategy
and Marketing. "Our one-of-a-kind technology is sure to save SMB critical time
throughout their publishing process."
    Additional information about InSight Publisher is available at
http://www.liquent.com .

    About Liquent Regulatory Solutions

    Liquent regulatory solutions provide software, information products, and
related services for the life sciences industry. These solutions and services
help ensure clients meet the strict standards of regulatory authorities across
the world helping them achieve quality, accuracy, and data integrity to
deliver regulatory reports and submissions reliably and on time. In addition
to technology and services, the Liquent IDRAC database service provides the
most comprehensive intelligence on the drug and biologics regulatory
environment in 38 of the largest markets in the world.
    As a result, 48 of the top 50 global life sciences companies rely on
Liquent regulatory solutions to stay current with the latest intelligence and
to provide the technology and services to compress the regulatory submissions
and approval process, improving speed to market, cost control, and
productivity, all of which contribute to ensuring patients' and physicians'
timely access to new drugs. Over the last decade, more than 5,000 regulatory
submissions have been produced using Liquent world-class products and expert
services. For more information please visit, http://www.liquent.com .

    About The Thomson Corporation

    The Thomson Corporation ( http://www.thomson.com ) is a global leader in
providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and
Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC).
    Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its
information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and
development-from discovery to analysis to product development and
distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at
http://www.scientific.thomson.com .




For further information:

For further information: Sue Besaw of Thomson Scientific,
+1-215-823-1840, susan.besaw@thomson.com, Web Site: http://www.liquent.com;
http://www.scientific.thomson.com; http://www.thomson.com

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