SAN JOSE, Calif. — Feb. 6, 2007 — Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today announced that SAFE(Signatures and Authentication for Everyone)-BioPharma Association has certified Adobe® Acrobat® software, Adobe Reader® with Adobe LiveCycle® Reader Extensions and Adobe LiveCycle Document Security software for compliance the with the SAFE™ digital signature standard. These are the first software products ever certified by SAFE, a non-profit association that manages digital identity and signature standards for pharmaceutical industries.
With today’s announcement, legally binding digital signatures are more readily available to biopharmaceutical professionals who need help eliminating the inefficiencies and inaccuracies of paper-based processes while improving end-to-end electronic document workflows. By using the Adobe products certified by SAFE, biopharmaceutical organizations, clinical investigators and regulators can collaborate more securely and efficiently to better service patients, conduct pharmaceutical research, and help bring new drugs to market more quickly.
“The successful certification by SAFE of these Adobe products is very important to ensure that SAFE compliance is guaranteed for product users,” said Kay Bross, Senior PKI Specialist, Information Security and Solutions, Procter & Gamble Co. “As Procter & Gamble moves forward to implement SAFE signatures within the enterprise, the utilization of SAFE-compliant tools will offer a stable delivery mechanism on which to build a platform of electronic business transactions.”
“SAFE congratulates Adobe on being the first company to invest in our certification program. We expect these readily available certified products to accelerate use of SAFE digital signatures in the pharmaceutical industry,” said Mollie Shields-Uehling, President and Chief Executive Officer, SAFE-BioPharma Association.
SAFE-BioPharma Association is a non-profit association that manages the SAFE digital identity and signature standard for the pharmaceutical industries. The SAFE standard provides a secure, legally enforceable, and regulatory compliant way to provide identity verification, non repudiation, and content integrity for electronically signed documents. To become certified by SAFE, products and solutions must successfully pass product certification testing by an independent laboratory accredited by SAFE-BioPharma Association. For more information, visit www.safe-biopharma.org .
Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader software enable biopharmaceutical and other professionals to reliably create, combine, and control Adobe PDF documents for easy, more secure distribution, collaboration, and data collection. Adobe LiveCycle solutions help accelerate the flow of information between people, documents, and enterprise processes while providing more control over sensitive information.
Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information - anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit www.adobe.com .