Accelrys' Partnership with ACD/Labs Drives Research Innovation

Toronto, Canada (July 27, 2011)—Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company, today announced that a continuing partnership with Toronto-based chemistry software company ACD/Labs is enabling pharmaceutical, chemical, and biochemical companies around the world to work more efficiently and productively by deploying ACD/Labs analytical component collection on the Accelrys Pipeline Pilot™ enterprise R&D platform. Pipeline Pilot is an open, high-performance scientific data pipelining and information management platform that optimizes research innovation, increases operational efficiency and reduces costs for research and IT organizations alike.

"The partnership between Accelrys and ACD/Labs is a high-value win for our mutual customers," said Dr. Trevor Heritage, executive vice president of software products at Accelrys. "Software compatibility between ACD/Labs' tools and our enterprise R&D platform enables the broad and rapid adoption, deployment, and management of cutting-edge technology and science across our shared customer community."

As an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) in the Accelrys Partner Program since 2005, ACD/Labs has most recently made their analytical component collection available in the Pipeline Pilot environment. This software integration accelerates the dissemination of world-class informatics solutions in spectroscopic data processing and prediction, property prediction, analytical knowledge management and interactive reporting of scientific data. Integration with Pipeline Pilot’s powerful scientific information processing, automation, analysis and integration functionality helps organizations using ACD/Name, ACD/PhysChem Suite, ACD/ADME Suite, ACD/Tox Suite and ACD/Labs' analytical tools move new products from lab to market more quickly and efficiently.

ACD/Labs' analytical component collection enables import, processing, handling and interpretation of analytical data. It supports scientists in building an analytical knowledge-base of spectra, chromatograms and metadata from a variety of analytical techniques including NMR, LC/MS, UV-Vis, IR, Raman, chromatography, x-ray powder diffraction and other analytical techniques. The analytical component collection provides great value to scientists using Pipeline Pilot through ACD/Labs’ collaborations with most major instrument vendors, resulting in support of more than 100 file formats.

"By responding to the requests of our joint customer base and working together to add ACD/Labs analytical processing and knowledge management functionality to the Accelrys Pipeline Pilot enterprise R&D platform, ACD/Labs and Accelrys have created a powerful channel for streamlining research productivity," said Hans de Bie, director of informatics at ACD/Labs.

Get the most out of ACD/Labs software solutions deployed on Accelrys’ enterprise R&D platform. Sign up for an informative webinar entitled "Predictive and Analytical Chemistry Tools—Introducing ACD/Labs' Collection for Pipeline Pilot" to be jointly hosted by Accelrys and ACD/Labs on August 17, 2011.


About Accelrys, Inc.
Accelrys (NASDAQ:ACCL), a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company, supports industries and organizations that rely on science as a differentiator. Accelrys’ Enterprise Research & Development Architecture, built on the industry-leading Pipeline Pilot™ platform, provides a broad, flexible scientific solution optimized to integrate the diversity of science, experimental processes and information requirements across the research, development, process scale-up and early manufacturing phases of product development. Through its Enterprise R&D Architecture and market-leading electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs), Accelrys enables scientific innovators to access, organize, analyze and share data in unprecedented ways, enhancing innovation, improving productivity and compliance, reducing costs and speeding time from lab to market.

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Accelrys has more than 1,300 customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, chemicals, aerospace, consumer packaged goods and industrial products industries and employs approximately 150 full-time Ph.D. scientists. For more information about Accelrys, visit www.accelrys.com.

About ACD/Labs
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs) is a chemistry software company that develops and commercializes enterprise and desktop solutions to support R&D efforts, and preserve and re-use legacy chemical and analytical knowledge. ACD/Labs’ areas of expertise include a unique knowledge management solution; spectroscopic data processing and interpretation for NMR, MS, LC/MS, IR, UV, other optical, and hyphenated instrumental techniques; chemical structure confirmation, verification, and elucidation; impurity, metabolism, and degradation research; ADME-Tox and physicochemical property prediction, and property-based lead optimization; chromatographic method development and optimization; and chemical nomenclature. We also provide integration with existing Informatics systems and undertake custom projects including enterprise-level automation. A private company founded in 1994, ACD/Labs has worldwide sales and support presence, with offices in N. America, Europe, and Asia. (www.acdlabs.com)