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Boehringer Ingelheim Selects ACD/Labs for International Deployment

Implementing software on the ACD/Spectrus Platform simplifies the IT landscape and provides essential analytical data handling tools for leading pharmaceutical company.

Toronto, Canada (November 30, 2016)—ACD/Labs, an informatics company that develops and commercializes solutions in support of chemical and pharmaceutical R&D, today announced that Boehringer Ingelheim, a leading pharmaceutical company, chose to deploy ACD/NMR Workbook Suite and ACD/NMR Predictors to NMR spectroscopists as well as ACD/Spectrus Processor to several hundred scientists, in Europe and North America.

"It was attractive to our user base to access functionality lacking in instrument vendor software and static pdf reports such as prediction of spectra from structure; assignment of peaks to structure; visualization of data; and interactivity to review and reanalyze data to research features that were not of interest when the analysis was first done", says Paul—James Jones—IT Business Consultant, Boehringer Ingelheim and Allotrope project representative. "The move to a wider deployment of ACD/Labs tools provided simplification of our application landscape, helping us operate more efficiently from an IT perspective."

An Allotrope Foundation partner, ACD/Labs shares the vision of standardized analytical data pursued by the Foundation and by Boehringer Ingelheim. ACD/Labs' unique expertise in vendor agnostic analytical data processing and management has made them the 'go–to' provider for two decades.

"The fragmentation and siloing of analytical data is a problem that we help our customers address by supporting unification in a single, searchable software environment", says Gabriela Cimpan—Director of European Sales, ACD/Labs. "We enable our customer organizations to extract maximum value from their investment in analytical data by storing human interpretations of data and helping them retain analytical intelligence. While this deployment of software is focused on supporting NMR spectroscopy, we look forward to working with Boehringer Ingelheim to extend their use of our portfolio to other techniques in the future."

About Advanced Chemistry Development, Inc.
ACD/Labs is an informatics company that develops and commercializes solutions in support of R&D. Our software is used in many industries including pharma/biotech, chemicals, consumer goods, agrochemicals, petrochemicals, food and beverage, academia, and government organizations. We provide integration with existing informatics systems and enterprise-level automation; with sales and support offices worldwide. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter @ACDLabs.

About Boehringer Ingelheim
Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the world's 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, Boehringer Ingelheim operates globally through 145 affiliates and a total of some 50,000 employees. The focus of the family-owned company, founded in 1885, is on researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing new medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

Social responsibility is an important element of the corporate culture at Boehringer Ingelheim. This includes worldwide involvement in social projects through, for example, the initiative "Making More Health" while also caring for employees. Respect, equal opportunity and reconciling career and family form the foundation of mutual cooperation. The company also focuses on environmental protection and sustainability in everything it does.

In 2015, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of about 14.8 billion euros. R&D expenditure corresponds to 20.3 per cent of net sales.

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