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Arxspan Introduces SAFE-BioPharma Signature Web Service

Arxspan, which develops applications for the life sciences, has created a web service that facilitates integration of SAFE-BioPharma digital signatures directly into numerous software applications.

The web service, which integrates into any software, including legacy electronic notebooks, Arxspan's own cloud-delivered life science software and clinical data collection tools, builds upon the credentialing standards required by the global SAFE-BioPharma® digital identity and signature standard, including all requirements for identity proofing, credential issuance and credential management as described in the standard's policy and practice documents.

"Arxspan's new capability provides the SAFE-BioPharma community with an uncomplicated and effective way to make SAFE-BioPharma digital signatures a seamless part of any existing application," said Mollie Shields-Uehling, president and CEO, SAFE-BioPharma Association, the non-profit industry coalition responsible for the on-going development and implementation of the SAFE-BioPharma digital identity and signature standard.

The Arxspan web service allows software programmers to easily integrate both the authentication and signature processes directly into software applications using a simplified web services API. In addition, Arxspan is available to manage major aspects of the process, including critical aspects of user credentialing and end-user support, allowing users to interface with a single vendor.

Credentials for authentication are entered into the client-side web service. A third-party service then delivers one-time passwords to the user by text, phone message, e-mail reply, or tokens in the case of mobile applications. After proper authentication, the user authorizes Arxspan to enable the digital signature on the documents for archive.

The web service functionality is now available for licensing.

About Arxspan. The company is based in Southborough, Mass., and was founded and developed by a team of experts in the Software as a Service (SaaS) and experimental science communities. The ArxLab product line brings to market robust, secure and 21CFR11 compliant applications with a truly zero-footprint client profile. The software suite is fully web-based and includes registration, inventory, biological data management, and electronic notebook products and services. For more information, visit http://www.arxspan.com.

About SAFE-BioPharma. The global SAFE-BioPharma digital identity and digital signature standard is used throughout the biopharmaceutical and healthcare communities to meet specific security and confidentiality needs. It was created with participation from the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency. The standard and its ongoing development is managed by SAFE-BioPharma Association, a non-profit supported by its members. For more information visit http://www.safe-biopharma.org.

SAFE-BioPharma® is a trademark of SAFE-BioPharma Association. Any use of this trademark requires approval from SAFE-BioPharma Association.

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