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Mettler Toledo and PDS Pathology Data Systems Integrate Powerful Solutions for Faster and More Accurate Preclinical Studies
Date:4/19/2010

Preclinical research takes a giant step forward with two industry leading companies creating an integration breakthrough with toxicology software and study-scaled capsule filling device.

Greifensee, Zurich (PRWEB) April 19, 2010 -- The world-class preclinical software developer PDS Pathology Data System (PDS) and METTLER TOLEDO (MT), global manufacturer of weighing technology, announce a cooperative initiative to improve the security and accuracy of preclinical processes. The result of the collaboration is an integration of the powerful MT powder dosing system, Quantos and the PDS mission-critical software system, ToxData. The solution will provide significant efficiencies while increasing data security and assuring full regulatory compliance.

In making this historic announcement, Matthias Gietenbruch, Head of Automated Weighing and Dosing of MT explained, “Bringing the integration of Quantos and ToxData together in the preclinical laboratory is truly a landmark for efficiency and accuracy. We are pleased to forging this alliance with PDS. They have distinguished themselves as being customer-focused and leaders in innovative preclinical software solutions."

Reto Aerni, CEO of PDS, commented, “PDS has always taken pride in raising the bar in the preclinical space. The opportunity to work with METTLER TOLEDO in such an innovative project and provide our mutual customers a synergistic value that is simply unavailable anywhere else is exciting and representative of the best that both our companies stand for."

Quantos is a novel powder dosing system that provides unprecedented dose filling speed and accuracy in the preclinical lab. ToxData is a leading protocol-driven software system used for acquiring, measuring and reporting preclinical study data. Through the interface of the two systems, accurate work lists are sent to the dosing system and dose preparations are filled automatically without the labor intensive efforts normally associated with a manual process. This joint system automatically identifies and handles different target amounts, reducing the risk of false dosings. Capsules are uniquely specified in a way that confusions or misallocations are eliminated.

Complying with international quality standards-

Comprehensive documentation with all relevant data required by the authorities is reported. This integrated solution provides data security and full regulatory compliance as requested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMEA). This makes preclinical trials a quick and safe process. Both companies offer worldwide sales, service and support for preclinical trials.

Reducing errors and speeding up processes-

Preclinical trials are of high importance for today's pharmaceutical industry. In this strictly regulated process, no errors can be accepted. Accurate reporting is crucial, and yet time to market has to be as short as possible.
The integration of devices and systems such as Quantos and ToxData strengthen the process in many respects, including accuracy, safety, quality and efficiency.

About METTLER TOLEDO
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions in several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at “www.mt.com.”

About PDS Pathology Data Systems
PDS has a thirty year history of providing preclinical software solutions to a very well-satisfied user base. With worldwide headquarters in Basel, Switzerland and New Jersey offices for North America user training, support and marketing, PDS provides a full product suite of software solutions through its integrated and modular systems, PathData for post mortem activities, ToxData for general toxicology and clinical pathology and ReproData for reproductive and teratology studies.
PDS software is used by 8 of the Top 10 pharmaceutical companies in the world and a global user base from small working groups to global multi-site organizations, CROs, crop protection companies and regulatory agencies. Because they are very flexible, modular and scalable multilingual systems, PDS software is ideally suited for a wide variety of users.

Contact Information
Mettler Toledo
Lars Mller, Product & Market Manager
Im Langacher, CH-8606 Greifensee/ZH
Switzerland
+41 44 944 27 02

PDS - Europe, Asia, Australia
Reto Aerni, CEO
Lettenstr. 9, CH-6343 Rotkreuz/ZG
Switzerland
+41 41 511 2810

PDS - North America
Arthur C Karakos, Sr VP, Global Marketing
100 Stierli Ct, Ste 105
Mount Arlington, NJ 07856 USA
1 973 398 2800

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