Azbil BioVigilant to Distribute BioTrends Data Management Software

TUCSON, AZ – September 18, 2012 – Azbil BioVigilant, Inc., (, inventors ™ of Instantaneous Microbial Detection , announced today that the Company has entered into a distribution agreement with Archilex, makers of BioTrends™, an innovative and paperless data management solution for pharmaceutical laboratory and manufacturing environments. As a result of the agreement, Azbil BioVigilant will distribute the BioTrends product line in North America. Developed in close collaboration with the pharmaceutical industry, BioTrends software streamlines management of quality assurance environmental monitoring (EM) processes and the monitoring and trending of all EM data points including water, air, surface, gas, personnel, raw materials, and finished products. With this easy-to-use, paperless tool, pharmaceutical companies can quickly improve the quality and reduce the costs for all areas of their microbiological laboratory. According to a University of Pisa study, implementation of the BioTrends solution demonstrated a time savings of 58 percent for microbiological EM activities compared to traditional paper-process methods. The package is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant and can simplify operators’ data entry tasks while providing managers with a powerful tool for data analysis, trending, and report generation. In addition, the software can be used to schedule and manage all routine EM activities. The Windows® -based software is offered in both stand-alone and enterprise editions, with separate modules to enable activity scheduling and automated barcode data collection. A range of validation and maintenance support options is also offered. About Azbil BioVigilant With headquarters in Tucson, Arizona, Azbil BioVigilant invented instantaneous microbial detection technology to address environmental monitoring needs in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare, and environmental applications. Azbil BioVigilant’s IMD systems detect - instantaneously and in real-time - particle count, size, and biological status. Unlike other rapid microbial methods, Azbil BioVigilant’s optically-based systems require no staining, no reagents, no waiting period, and little human intervention. The company holds 20 patents with an additional 37 applications pending. BioVigilant’s parent company is Azbil Corporation of the azbil Group, part of the TOPIX Mid400 traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. For more information, go to . About Archilex Archilex is a Swiss-based software company, specializing in the management of documents and data with a focus on search functionality, advanced comparison of legal texts and archiving. The Archilex staff includes highly qualified software engineers and computer graphics specialists. For more information, go to . Trademark Notice ® ® ™ IMD-A , BioVigilant , the BioVigilant logo, and the term Instantaneous Microbial Detection are the trademarks or registered trademarks of Azbil BioVigilant, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other names or brands may be the property of others. For More Information Contact Mary Parsons, Azbil BioVigilant,, 520-292-2342. -30-

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