For over two decades, we’ve been supporting scientists with software built by fellow scientists.
- Serving the scientific R&D community since 1994
- Global sales and support presence, including offices in North America, Europe & Asia
- A team of more than 200 dedicated and passionate people, including PhD-level scientists, and specialists in informatics and a wide range of chemical disciplines
- An international client base in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, environmental, agrochemical, flavors, fragrances, government, and educational sectors
Like you, we are passionate about science. It drives us to help our customers improve their research, innovate faster, and collaborate more effectively.
We use the latest technologies so that our software can support the cutting-edge science being done by our customers, and help them prepare for the changing demands of R&D.
We value, seek out, and nurture partnerships with clients, industry leaders, analytical instrument vendors, and industry consortia.
We are privately-owned and financially independent, so our only priorities are the long-term success and continued satisfaction of our customers.
We are not content until our tools create a significant positive impact for you. Our passion, values, and vision only matter when they help you in your work.
The Executive Team
President and CEO
Vice President, Global Sales
Vice President, Innovation and Informatics Strategy
Andrew Anderson (VP of Innovation and Informatics Strategy) is responsible for the stewardship of ACD/Labs’ product portfolio. Andrew and his team ensure that ACD/Labs’ commercial products meet the scientific, technical, IT, and business needs of end-users, their managers, decision-makers, influencers, and beneficiaries. Collaborative engagement with key clients is central to their efforts.Andrew started his career as an analytical chemist and regulatory CMC specialist at Pfizer before moving into various business development and strategic partnership roles at scientific software and automation services organizations. More recently, Andrew was responsible for technology scouting and alliance management at PepsiCo.
Outside of work Andrew spends time training for Olympic weightlifting competitions and furthering his culinary skillset—both cooking and eating!
Vice President, Software Development
The Evolution of ACD/Labs
ACD/Labs is Established in Toronto, Canada
With just 2 people in a small office, Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc. (ACD/Labs) starts business in Toronto, Canada.
First Products Launched
ACD/CNMR Predictor, ACD/LogP, ACD/ChemSketch, ACD/Dictionary, and ACD/Tautomers are among the first products sold by ACD/Labs.
NMR and PhysChem Product Lines Expanded
ACD/Labs expands its NMR product line with ACD/HNMR Predictor, and its PhysChem product line with ACD/Boiling Point. The first version of ACD/Name is released.
Product lines Continue to Grow
ACD/pKa, ACD/LogD Suite, and ACD/Solubility are added to the PhysChem product line, the NMR product line is expanded with ACD/CNMR DB, ACD/HNMR DB, and ACD/NMR Manager, and ACD/Labs’ chromatography tools are introduced—ACD/GC Simulator and ACD/LC Simulator.
Waters-Micromass MassLynx Integration
Push button integration between Micromass MassLynx software and ACD/MS Manager announced.
Business Accolades and Awards
ACD/Labs is named One of Canada’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies by Deloitte & Touche. ACD/Labs also makes the Fast 500 list for Fastest Growing High-Tech Companies in North America.
Collaboration with CAS
ACD/Labs and CAS announce the publication of predicted molecular properties for over 12 million chemical structures.
Academic Site Licensing Program
Universities, colleges, and high schools are able to enrich students’ chemistry experiences by introducing them to ACD/ChemSketch and ACD/ChemFolder through the academic site licensing program.
Distributor Agreement with Fujitsu Limited
Advanced Chemistry Development announces an agreement with Fujitsu Limited to expand distribution in Japan.
Increased Software Collaborations with Vendors
Agilent Techlogies integrates it’s HPLC and ChemStation solutions with ACD/AutoChrom and ACD/ChromGenius software, while JEOL USA announces the integration of their Delta NMR with ACD/Structure Elucidator.
Shimadzu Incorporates ACD/Labs MS Software Tools
Researchers can visualize and interpret mass spectrometry fragmentation data thanks to the integration of ACD/Labs metabolite identification tools with Shimadzu’s high mass accuracy MSn data.
ChemSketch Freeware Enjoys 500,000 Downloads
Worldwide downloads of the popular ACD/ChemSketch Freeware reach a significant milestone—half a million copies.
IntelliXtract Captures Bronze in Pittcon New Product Awards
ACD/Labs innovates to deliver IntelliXtract, a utility to perform mass spectral deconvolution on LC/MS or GC/MS data. Launched at Pittcon 2006.
ACD/Labs collaborates with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to create a specially adapted algorithm for predicting solubility in aqueous DMSO solution, and related enhancements to ACD/Labs’ pKa and aqueous solubility prediction algorithms.
Scientists at ACD/Labs Co-Author ‘Most Accessed’ Paper in MRC
An article entitled ‘Long-range carbon-carbon connectivity via unsymmetrical indirect covariance processing of HSQC and HMBC NMR data’ written by scientists at ACD/Labs and Gary Martin, formerly of Pfizer Global Research, is ranked first on the list of Most Accessed Articles.
ACD/Labs 1H NMR Predictions are Made Available in SciFinder
CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, announces that scientists worldwide can access more than 23.8 million predicted proton NMR spectra in SciFinder, its leading research and discovery tool and the authoritative source of information on more than 40 million chemical substances.
PharmaAlgorithms Joins ACD/Labs
Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc., (ACD/Labs) and Pharma Algorithms, Inc., join software development and business resources to better serve the extensive Chemical, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical markets, creating a new leader in in silico physicochemical, ADME, Metabolism, and Toxicology screening and prediction.
FDA collaborates with ACD/Labs to Develop Predictive QSAR Models
ACD/Spectrus Platform is Unveiled
The release of ACD/Spectrus Processor marks the first deliverable in ACD/Labs’ transition to the Spectrus Platform. An all-in-one multi-technique analytical data handling and chemical structure confirmation tool for synthetic and process chemists, Spectrus Processor also enables organizations to increase productivity by leveraging chemical knowledge.
ACD/Percepta is Released
ACD/Labs’ industry standard prediction tools are re-launched under the ACD/Percepta platform. Reliable in-silico prediction tools for physicochemical properties, ADME characteristics, toxicity endpoints, structure design, and optimization are provided in one seamless software platform.
ACD/Labs Spectrus Workbooks are Launched
ACD/Labs’ innovative algorithms for helping scientists extract answers from analytical data are re-launched on the Spectrus Platform. The new products provide an intuitive interface to homogenize data from a broad array of instrument models and help scientists share expertise and findings within their chemical context.
Release of ACD/Spectrus DB Completes the Spectrus Platform
A powerful and unique database at the core of the Spectrus integrated analytical and chemical knowledge management platform is unveiled. Following a three-year effort, release of Spectrus DB completes the Spectrus platform by providing a variety of productivity-increasing enhancements, enabling greater scientific collaboration, and preserving analytical intelligence.
Pearson Collaboration to Improve Student Achievement in Chemistry
Integration of ACD/Labs’ NMR prediction software with Pearson’s online digital learning technology helps undergraduate students learn about the relationship between spectroscopic data and chemical structures.
Luminata Receives a 2017 Innovation Award from The Analytical Scientist
The Analytical Scientist names Luminata one of its 2017 Innovation Awards recipients, created to “celebrate the creativity needed to transform colorful concepts into vibrant analytical tools”.
ACD/ChemSketch Records 2 Million Downloads
This free version of ChemSketch, intended for academic and personal use, has been accessible for more than two decades to students, academics, and scientists to communicate research and create teaching materials.