MSDN Life Sciences Center


Welcome to the MSDN Life Sciences Industry Center where you can find architecture guidance and technical material for CIOs, CTOs, Developers and Systems Architects in the life sciences industry. This industry center covers information relevant to pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies along with universities and other organizations in the life sciences industry.

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At the Microsoft Life Sciences industry unit's web sites you will find:

  • Up to date Life Sciences related events and webcasts
  • New case studies from life sciences accounts
  • Technical information on compliance with industry regulations including GxP and 21 CFR Part 11
  • Information on Microsoft partners that specialize in Life Sciences
  • And more!!

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Collaborative Science

Are your scientists unable to find information when they need it? Does your R&D organization struggle with too many systems, too many interfaces and an inability to share information with partner companies? This whitepaper discusses the notion of "Collaborative Sciences" and provides architectural guidance for Pharmaceutical R&D, University Laboratories and other organizations involved in scientific research.

Connected Life Sciences Framework

This whitepaper offers guidance and practical next steps for Life Sciences organizations to get started quickly by successfully laying the foundation for a service oriented solution environment. It identifies the core SOA components, architectural patterns, and artifacts available from Microsoft, and Microsoft partners, to help Microsoft Life Sciences customers and partners to quickly realize success with the Connected Life Sciences Framework.

Using Virtualization in FDA Environments

This FAQ whitepaper describes the use of Application Virtualization (App-V) in GMP and FDA regulated and validated environments.

Validation Guidance for FDA Regulated Companies

This whitepaper maps the Life Sciences industry standard v-model to the product development lifecycle within Microsoft in order to support software validation efforts for customers in FDA regulated industries.

Configuring SharePoint 2007 for Part 11 Compliance

Guidance for a 21 CFR Part 11 implementation on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. This white paper provides detailed guidance in configuring SharePoint for 21 CFR Part 11, describing the regulation, and how to configure SharePoint 2007 to satisfy each part of the regulation.

SAFE Signing Interface for Office 2007

Available as a community supported open source utility, the SAFE Signing Interface for Office 2007 can allow companies to use Word 2007 to SAFE sign documents for submission to FDA.

Microsoft Health - Common User Interface

The Microsoft Health Common User Interface (CUI) provides User Interface Design Guidance and Toolkit controls that address a wide rage of patient safety concerns for healthcare organizations worldwide (including Medical Device manufacturers!).


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Les Jordan

My name is Les Jordan and I serve as Chief Architect for the Life Sciences industry in the US for Microsoft Corporation.

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Conference Presentations

The following Link will bring you to recent conference presentations, including presentations on:

  • Microsoft Life Sciences Solutions
  • Patient Medication Adherence
  • Virtual Clinical Trials
  • and others...



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Life Science Director Blog & Twitter

Latest Twitter updates from Andrea McGonigle, the Managing Director for Microsoft Life Sciences Industry Unit:

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