Dassault Systèmes and Ipsen sign collaborative agreement to develop innovative programs to support Ipsen’s drug discovery
Leveraging its instrumental contribution to the BioIntelligence consortium, Ipsen has decided to deploy the 3DEXPERIENCE platform
Paris (France), April 5, 2016 — Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, world leader in 3D design software, 3D Digital Mock Up and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, and Ipsen (Euronext: IPN; ADR: IPSEY), a global specialty-driven pharmaceutical group, today announced their collaboration for innovative programs using the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.
Ipsen has selected the “Designed to Cure” industry solution experience to accelerate its research and development (R&D) transformation and discovery of new therapeutic solutions. The platform offers data integration, modeling and simulation capabilities to gain a more comprehensive view of the dysregulations linked to diseases as well as improves and shortens the identification of higher quality drug candidates. The project also aims to optimize the R&D processes of Ipsen’s multi-disciplinary teams located in the heart of the leading biotechnological and life sciences hubs in France, the U.K. and the U.S., as well as those of its worldwide network of drug development partners including world-class scientists, Biotechs, clinical research organizations, and other stakeholders.
“After more than five years of partnering with Dassault Systèmes on the BioIntelligence, we are pleased to achieve a key step in our collaboration with the deployment of this set of cutting edge innovative tools,” said Claude Bertrand, Executive Vice President, R&D and Chief Scientific Officer, Ipsen. “Ipsen as a key scientific partner has ‘open innovation’ in its DNA and this new collaborative and innovative digital platform will support Ipsen’s commitment to achieve therapeutic breakthroughs in patient care.”
“The virtual world offers the pharmaceutical industry opportunities to reinvent collaboration, connect unrelated disciplines and simulate human biological complex phenomena like never before,” said Jean Colombel, Vice President, Life Sciences Industry, Dassault Systèmes. “Our partnership with Ipsen on the adoption of the 3DEXPERIENCE platform furthers the promise of the 3D experience approach by bridging life sciences disciplines and delivering innovative patient experiences.”
About Dassault Systèmes
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Ipsen is a global specialty-driven biotechnological group with total sales exceeding €1.4 billion in 2015. Ipsen sells more than 20 drugs in more than 115 countries, with a direct commercial presence in more than 30 countries. Ipsen’s ambition is to become a leader in specialty healthcare solutions for targeted debilitating diseases. Its fields of expertise cover oncology, neurosciences and endocrinology (adult & pediatric). Ipsen’s commitment to oncology is exemplified through its growing portfolio of key therapies improving the care of patients suffering from prostate cancer, bladder cancer and neuro-endocrine tumors. Ipsen also has a significant presence in primary care. Moreover, the Group has an active policy of partnerships. Ipsen's R&D is focused on its innovative and differentiated technological platforms, peptides and toxins, located in the heart of the leading biotechnological and life sciences hubs (Les Ulis/Paris-Saclay, France; Slough/Oxford, UK; Cambridge, US). In 2015, R&D expenditure totaled close to €193 million. The Group has more than 4,600 employees worldwide. Ipsen’s shares are traded on segment A of Euronext Paris (stock code: IPN, ISIN code: FR0010259150) and eligible to the “Service de Règlement Différé” (“SRD”). The Group is part of the SBF 120 index. Ipsen has implemented a Sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program, which trade on the over-the-counter market in the United States under the symbol IPSEY. For more information on Ipsen, visit www.ipsen.com.