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What Clients Are Saying About ACD/Labs Software and Solutions

The University of Oxford on their use of ACD/LogD in batch processing

"We chose the ACDLabs software because it is the industry standard for pKa and LogD prediction. We anticipate it will help us filter out compounds with undesirable physicochemical properties. The batch processing option will allow us to quickly triage large compound sets."
Dr Tom Carter, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford

H3D Scientists on their use of ACD/Labs PhysChem Profilers

"The best software for routine logD and pKa predictions!"
Renier van der Westhuyzen, Chief Investigator, H3D

Dr. Rainer Ebel (University of Aberdeen) on using ACD/Spectrus Processor in their ungraduate teachings

"We really like ACD/Spectrus Processor, because it is very convenient to take care of all of your processing needs (NMR, MS, etc.) through the same interface. The software is very user-friendly, and it is also very popular with our undergraduate students who use it to process their own NMR data in their 3rd year organic chemistry lab every year. So it offers a lot for both first time and more advanced users."
Dr. Rainer Ebel, University of Aberdeen

UTC Sheffield Secondary School on their use of ACD/NMR Predictors for teaching spectroscopy

"This is brilliant for creating and predicting the NMR spectra of different substances. It is often difficult to design your own questions on this topic but this makes it so easy. I often create my own problems to prepare students for the combined spectroscopy questions which are common at A Level."
Robert Webster, Secondary School Teacher, UTC Sheffield, UK

Onyx Scientific on their use of our NMR processing software for over 15 years

"At Onyx we have been using ACD/Labs' NMR processing software for the past 15 years and have always found it very user friendly, providing good quality spectra that can be presented in a clear manner that our customers appreciate."
Christopher Gill, Onyx Scientific

The use of ACD/ChemSketch for drawing and naming structures at UTC Sheffield Secondary School

"This software is incredible for quickly drawing and naming structures, I use it to help students to understand the IUPAC naming structures needed for A Level Chemistry and for designing the worksheets that test them on their knowledge."
Robert Webster, Secondary School Teacher, UTC Sheffield, UK

Binghe Gu (Dow Chemical) on the value of using ACD/LC Simulator in their method development

"ACD/LC Simulator is an extremely valuable tool for method development. With multiple co-eluted peak pairs, it would be very difficult to develop a method using a 'one-variable-at-a-time' and/or 'trial-and-error' approach. ACD/LC Simulator can do a systematic optimization of LC mobile phase programming and temperature simultaneously and provide the best possible conditions.

"We at DOW have used this tool extensively for small molecule separation and developed many methods for both in-process samples and final product. We highly recommend ACD/LC Simulator to anyone who does LC method development."
Binghe Gu (Dow Chemical Company)

Read more: Poster: Evaluation of ACD/AutoChrom Software for LC Method Development
Presented at: HPLC 2016

Dr. Willmar Schwabe

Dr. Zarko Kulic (Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co.KG) on using ACD/Labs software to manage their analytical work

"ACD/Labs' software allows us to manage our analytical work with the great ability to solve structures of natural products often without isolation directly from plant extracts and also to create a database of our work, which is a huge increase in productivity for our team."
Dr. Zarko Kulic (Dr. Willmar Schwabe GmbH & Co.KG)

Read more: Press Release: Schwabe Pharmaceuticals Selects ACD/Labs for Analytical Data Handling and Knowledge Management

Dr. John Plater and Dr. Rainer Ebel (University of Aberdeen) on using Spectrus Processor in their teaching

"We are very much enjoying [using] ACD/Labs Software 2016 for research and for teaching purposes. As research active scientists, we particularly appreciate the unique opportunity to process a variety of different datasets (NMR, MS, UV and IR) in a supplier-independent platform. Our undergraduate students on the other hand really enjoy the ease of use and the user-friendly interface—even when exposed to the NMR data processing package for the very first time, they easily adapt to the software, which is also very much helped by the efficient online help system including the tutorial videos and online resources built into Spectrus Processor."
Dr. John Plater and Dr. Rainer Ebel (Department of Chemistry, University of Aberdeen)

Nrupesh Patel (Nirma University) on using ACD/Spectrus Processor

"ACD/Spectrus Processor is an excellent software to work with. It made interpretation of spectral data, especially NMR, so easy that in the fraction of seconds we get the required results."
Nrupesh Patel (Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India)

Jürgen Bienert (Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry) on implementing ACD/Spectrus Processor at their institute

"We are able to immediately access all the analytical data and metadata that we generated during analytics jobs that were submitted by our colleagues from different scientific groups at the institute. Over the years we built up a substantial library of analytical data which helps us with present and future analytical tasks."
Jürgen Bienert (Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany)

Thabo Khalema (University of Johannesburg) on utilizing ACD/Spectrus Processor in his university studies

"This software has made my life very easy especially with FTIR, my main characterization technique. I open data I never opened before and process it ... on the machine that generated it. Previously I had to plot data with software, then export [the] file as PDF to see labelled peaks, which was quite tedious. I did try to process NMR data, ... and I found it quite excellent."
Thabo Khalema (MSc Applied Chemistry student, University of Johannesburg)

Dr John Lowe, (University of Bath) on ACD/Structure Elucidator Suite to solve an unprecedented novel organic structure

"We have just used ACD/Labs to solve an amazing structure. It worked like a dream...we just used 1H, 13C, HSQC and HMBC, manually picked the peaks (they were very well resolved) which took about 10 minutes. The software solved the structure in less than 30 seconds, producing just one possible structure which was the correct one! It's an organic molecule with an unprecedented carbon backbone, and I think we really would have struggled to work it out ourselves."
Dr John Lowe, NMR Spectroscopist/Academic Lab Co-ordinator at University of Bath

Read more: Computer-Assisted Structure Elucidation of Two Isomeric, Highly Symmetrical Helical Molecules
Presented at: EUROMAR 2016

Dr Rainer Ebel (University of Aberdeen) on teaching with ACD/Spectrus Processor

"ACD/Spectrus Processor is a really powerful tool, as you can use it for processing the output of a variety of different methods including NMR, MS, IR and chromatographic data. It is very user-friendly and intuitive to use, and one of its major strengths is that it is independent of the instrument manufacturer, which makes it possible to process all relevant data with a common software interface."
Dr Rainer Ebel (Reader in Organic Chemistry, Marine Biodiscovery Centre, University of Aberdeen)

Press Release: The Institute of Cancer Research Deploys ACD/Spectrus Processor to Manage and Streamline Processing of Analytical Data

Dr. Amin Mirza (Institute of Cancer Research) on deploying ACD/Spectrus Processor to manage and streamline the processing of analytical data.

"We provide our medicinal chemists with a dozen LC/MS, LC/UV, and NMR instruments from various vendors including Agilent, Bruker, Gilson, Thermo, and Waters. Using one tool to process and analyze all this data, instead of a suite of five or more, will certainly streamline the efforts of my group."
Dr. Amin Mirza, Head of Structural Chemistry, Cancer Research UK Cancer Therapeutics Unit, Institute of Cancer Research

Read more: Press Release: The Institute of Cancer Research Deploys ACD/Spectrus Processor to Manage and Streamline Processing of Analytical Data

Richards Lewis (AstraZeneca) on testing the performance of ACD/Labs Automated Structure Verification with NMR versus a trained spectroscopist

Richards Lewis (AstraZeneca) on testing the performance of Automated Structure Verification with NMR versus a trained spectroscopist

"The intrinsic ability of ASV seems as good as or perhaps better than a chemist. The chemical intuition of a chemist is hard to replicate but the abilities [of the software] seem complimentary."

Read more: Performance of Automated Structure Verification with NMR versus a trained spectroscopist
Presented at: ACD/Labs European Symposium on Laboratory Intelligence, June 2014

John Quick (ALS Environmental) on automated component detection of Full Scan GC-MS data and spectral matching with ACD/Labs

John Quick (ALS Environmental) on automated component detection of Full Scan GC-MS data and spectral matching

"We identify more peaks, more reliably at lower reporting levels. [IXCR has provided] automation of manual processes leading to time/cost savings and released experienced analysts to other tasks."

Read more: Automated component detection of Full Scan GC-MS data and spectral matching
Presented at: ACD/Labs European Symposium on Laboratory Intelligence, June 2014

Dave Ennis (AstraZeneca) delivers an evidence of value statement for ACD/Name

Dave Ennis (AstraZeneca) delivers an evidence of value statement for ACD/Name

"ACD/Name was temporarily unavailable for < 1 month when we moved to new Windows 7 PCs;more than 50% of patent attorneys noticed and complained during that time."

Read more: Evidence of value statement for ACD/Name
Presented at: ACD/Labs European Symposium on Laboratory Intelligence, June 2014

Seven Scent: Automating Quality Control of Fragrances

Liam Robinson (Seven Scent) on ACD/Labs Solution for Automated QA/QC Systems

"The Professional Services Team from ACD/Labs was a pleasure to work with and was able to develop a solution that exactly fit what we wanted to do. Not only have we been able to achieve our primary goal of improving our quality record, but as an added benefit, we've increased efficiency in the process as well.

The level of automation present in the system has resulted in a time savings of over 30% in the manufacturing process, and has ensured that Seven is able to honor its commitments to quality."

Read more: Automating Quality Control of Fragrances
Presented at: ACD/Labs European Users' Meeting 2010

John Stafford (Eli Lilly) on the Challenges of Peak Tracking

with ACD/Method Development Suite

"[The] Software provides a platform for the paperless flow of information from raw data files that has reduced data analysis cycle time from more than a week to less than a day."

Read more: Challenges of Peak Tracking in Information-Rich HPLC Experiments
Presented at: ASMS 2008: ACD/Labs Mass Spectrometry Software Symposium

Steve Thomas (GSK) on Metabolite Spectral Databasing

with ACD/ChemFolder Enterprise

"[Data is now] far easier to access...we coined the term 'data cube'; you can turn the face of the cube to what you're interested in and drill down from whichever piece of information you've got."

Read more: Metabolite Spectral Databasing—Lest We Forget
Presented at: ACD/Labs European Users' Meeting 2011

Philip Keyes (Lexicon Pharmaceuticals) on ACD/Labs Software for Automated Structure Verification by NMR

with ACD/NMR Expert

"An automated intelligence workflow was implemented that has led to enhanced integrity and quality of compounds submitted for biological testing."

Read more: Automated Structure Verification by NMR
Published in: American Laboratory, March 2012

Martin Hayes (AstraZeneca) on Biotransformation and Information Management using ACD/Labs Software Solutions

"[We now have] a global metabolite database which connects all nine [DMPK] site in Astra Zeneca worldwide, that is cost effective."

Read more: Biotransformation and Information Management
Presented at: ACD/Labs European Users' Meeting 2008

Rudy Sneyers (Janssen Pharmaceuticals) on the QbD Approach to Method Development

using ACD/AutoChrom

"Reliability, robustness, and lifetimes of methods have improved, and at the same time we have reduced the loss of interpretation information and expensive retesting of samples…the QbD approach to method development aided by ACD/AutoChrom provides return on investment within a short time."

Read more: Return of Investment in (U)HPLC Method Development Systems
Presented at: ACD/Labs European Users' Meeting 2011

Patrick Arpino (LECIME) on ACD/IntelliTarget

"ACD/IntelliTarget module can be applied to rapidly identify targeted molecules in complex mixtures, following a well defined and validated analytical protocol. It is well adapted to rapid and automated analyses of large series of samples, [and] improves and increases the selectivity performance of simple and low-cost LC/MS instruments."

Read more: Trace Analysis of Lachrymatory Agents from Self-Defense Devices
Presented at: ACD/Labs European Users' Meeting 2011

Brian Dean (Genentech) Praises the ACD/Percepta Platform

"The big advantage of your software is the big 'Easy Button' for all predictions, where you just drop in a structure and hit go, then everything you want is right there."

Loyola University

Bill Simmons (Loyola University) Discusses the ACD/Percepta Platform

"ACD/Labs' physicochemical and ADMET prediction software provides...a surprising wealth of information on compound drug-likeness in a simple to use, intuitive format with excellent output graphics."

Gernot Eller (University of Vienna) Favorably Compares ACD/Name

"When compared with other naming software...the quality of names generated from ACD/Name is second-to-none."

Read more: Improving the Quality of Published Chemical names with Nomenclature Software
Published in: Molecules, 11:915–928, 2006

M. Meng et al. (Tandem Labs) Reference ACD/LC Simulator

"Assisted by ACD/Chrom Manager and LC Simulator software, the optimal chiral chromatographic development was completed within hours. The baseline chiral separation was achieved with a total cycle time of 3 min."

Read more: Fast chiral chromatographic method development and validation for the quantitation of eszopiclone
in human plasma using LC/MS/MS

Published in: J. Pharm. Biomed. Ana., 53(4):973–982, 2010