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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

AstraZeneca Streamlines and Integrates Clinical Image Data With Oracle Database 10g

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Compliance was also an important factor driving the creation of the image repository. Oracle interMedia enables data standardization and validation that helps AstraZeneca streamline efforts to comply with regulatory requirements around the globe.

"As digital images are an integral part of the clinical trail process, pharmaceutical manufacturers like AstraZeneca are looking for safe and reliable ways to store these images," said Oracle Vice President for Health Industries Mychelle Mowry. "Oracle Database 10g, with its interMedia features, provides a highly scalable, secure and reliable solution that meets the pharmaceutical industry's image storage and management requirements."

About Oracle interMedia

Included with Oracle Database 10g Enterprise Edition, Standard Edition and Standard Edition One, Oracle interMedia manages multimedia data within Oracle Database under transaction control. Oracle Database can also store and index meta-information together with external references that enable efficient access to media content stored outside the database. Oracle interMedia enables the efficient management and retrieval of image, audio and video data. With knowledge of the most popular multimedia formats, Oracle interMedia automates metadata extraction and basic image processing. To learn more,visit http://www.oracle.com/technology/products/intermedia/index.html .

About AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca is a major international healthcare business engaged in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of prescription pharmaceuticals and the supply of healthcare services. It is one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare sales of$26.74 billion and leading positions in sales of gastro intestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, oncology and infection products.In the United States , AstraZeneca is a $12.45 billion healthcare business with more than 12,000 employees. AstraZeneca is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (Global) as well as the FTSE4 Good Index.

For more information about AstraZeneca, please visit:www.astrazeneca-us.com


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