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Wyeth Research (Europe) selects SDL technology

SDL plc

Thursday, 6 December, 2007

Global Information Management solution from SDL to enable timely submission of labeling and product materials for EU conformity

Maidenhead, UK -- SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, announced today that Wyeth Research Europe (Wyeth) has awarded SDL a significant contract for technology and consulting services to implement a system that meets the new Regulatory Translation Management requirements in Europe, particularly in view of the emergence of PIM the new XML based standard for the EMEA centralized procedure.

Wyeth Research Europe expects to see significant business advantages by reducing the time and effort necessary to pass the regulatory processes through the deployment of the SDL Global Information Management solution. A key decision factor was SDL's ability to support and enhance the process of creating multilingual content compliant with the upcoming EMEA XML based Product Information (PIM) standard while providing immediate benefits to existing Microsoft Word based processes.

The SDL solution will be used to optimize and automate the translation processes across the 23 European Union official languages. Wyeth will leverage SDL's centralized Translation Memory to maximize re-use of previously translated content, while SDL translation management system collaborative workflow capabilities provide efficient translation change management across the network of affiliates during the revision cycles with the regulator. SDL Enterprise consulting services will integrate EMC2/Documentum's CMS where XML product information will be stored into the unified GIM solution.

"The multilingual dimension of Product Information Management is a critical element of any successful labeling initiative given the synchronous nature of multilingual submissions" said Daniel Gissinger, Senior Director European Research Information Services at Wyeth. "SDL has demonstrated thorough understanding of the technical and business issues involved and we anticipate significant business advantages once this new solution is fully deployed."

"SDL's expertise in multilingual XML content management and domain knowledge of the Life Sciences industry will enable us to efficiently implement the new integrated GIM solution for Wyeth" said Patrick Baudouin, Vice-President Life Sciences solutions at SDL. "The breadth and depth of our solution will guarantee the highest quality standards, minimize risks, and speed up product submissions, thus improving the profitability of new products."

For more information on Global Information Management and Life Sciences see www.sdl.com/pim

About Wyeth
Wyeth, one of the world's leading research-based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies brings to the world pharmaceutical and healthcare products that improve lives and deliver outstanding value to customers and shareholders. For further information, visit www.wyeth.com .

About SDL
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage the delivery of global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed translation supply chain.

Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including ABN-Amro, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Chrysler, CNH, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Philips, SAP, Sony, SUN Microsystems and Virgin Atlantic.

SDL has implemented more than 400 enterprise GIM solutions, has deployed over 150,000 software licenses across the GIM ecosystem and provides access to on-demand translation portals for 10 million customers per month. Over 1,000 service professionals deliver consulting, implementation and language services through its global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 30 countries.
For more information on SDL, visit www.sdl.com.

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