SOURCE: Accelrys

Accelrys

September 30, 2010 09:00 ET

Accelrys Advances Powerful Decision Support Software

Accelrys Isentris 3.3 Drives Better Scientific Insight and Decisions With New Data Visualization and Information Access Capabilities

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 30, 2010) - Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), the leading scientific informatics software and services company, today announced the release of version 3.3 of the Isentris® data access, analysis, and decision support system (previously Symyx Isentris). Isentris 3.3 drives faster, better informed scientific decisions by enabling scientists to display, manipulate, and compare spectral, chromatographic, and XY graphical data.

With R&D organizations looking for ways to reduce cost by consolidating software applications where possible, adding these new capabilities to Isentris enables customers to circumvent costs of maintaining additional third-party software and also reduces on-going maintenance commitments and training costs.

In addition, scientists can now explore commercial and in-house information along with key chemical sourcing and reaction planning information made available via DiscoveryGate Web Service -- all without leaving the Isentris environment.

The Isentris system, and its precursor ISIS system, became part of the Accelrys portfolio of scientific informatics software as a result of the July 2010 merger of Accelrys and Symyx Technologies, Inc. 

"Accelrys has made considerable progress in transitioning its ISIS customers," said Dr. Trevor Heritage, executive vice president, software products, Accelrys. "The new visualization and information access capabilities in Isentris 3.3 are further inducements for ISIS customers to make the switch, and this trend will persist as Accelrys continues to invest heavily in industry-leading decision support software. The company's planned integration of Pipeline Pilot property calculators, data analytics, and dashboards into Isentris will provide groundbreaking new opportunities for customers engaged in visualizing, exploring, and reporting research results." 

The Isentris 3.3 release with improved visualization and information access is a significant milestone advancing cross-experiment data retrieval, analysis, and reporting in today's integrated electronic laboratory environment. The Isentris system drives faster, better informed decisions in scientific experimentation -- enabling scientists to explore, compare, and report on scientific information captured in the Accelrys Lab Execution and Analysis (LEA) software suite, in electronic lab notebooks, in laboratory information management systems (LIMS), and in other in-house and online information management systems.

Accelrys Isentris 3.3 is available now. For more information, visit www.symyx.com/isentris, or contact inforequest@symyx.com.

About Accelrys, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, California, Accelrys develops scientific informatics software and solutions for the life sciences, energy, chemicals, aerospace, and consumer products industries. Customers include many Fortune 500 companies and other commercial entities, as well as academic and government entities. Accelrys has a vast portfolio of computer-aided design modeling and simulation offerings which assist customers in conducting scientific experiments 'in silico' in order to reduce the duration and cost of discovering and developing new drugs and materials. Its scientific informatics platform underlies the company's computer-aided design modeling and simulation offerings. The Accelrys platform can be used with both Accelrys and competitive products, as well as with customers' proprietary predictive science products. Its flexibility, ease-of-use and advanced chemical, text and image analysis and reporting capabilities enable customers to mine, aggregate, analyze and report scientific data from disparate sources, thereby better utilizing scientific data within their organizations. In July 2010, Accelrys and Symyx Technologies, Inc. merged, combining the market-leading Symyx electronic laboratory notebook, decision support software, and chemical informatics and sourcing databases with the Accelrys portfolio of scientific informatics solutions. For more information about Accelrys and Symyx solutions, visit www.accelrys.com and www.symyx.com.

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