SOURCE: Accelrys


September 28, 2009 08:00 ET

Accelrys Announces Annual European User Group Conference

Includes Presentations From AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Schering Plough and Unilever

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - September 28, 2009) - Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific business intelligence software and services, is pleased to announce its annual European User Group Conference being held at La Mola Hotel & Conference Centre near Barcelona, Spain from October 14 to 16, 2009. The European User Group Conference creates a forum that brings together the global Accelrys community, including customers, partners and employees, to share best practices, discuss recent innovations in science and expand the application of scientific business intelligence to the scientific community. The meeting will feature customer, software partner and Accelrys presentations covering all aspects of Accelrys products and solutions.

Plenary sessions by customers include:

--  "Agile Development Using Information Analytics," Nick Brown,
--  "Anchors a Way to Improved Clustering?," Brad Sherborne, Schering
--  "Fast Multi-objective Design of Combinatorial Libraries Using Pareto
    Ranking," Rob Smith, Pfizer
--  "Finding Needles in a Haystack," Karen Abraham, Unilever
--  "Integrating Imaging Workflows in Pipeline Pilot: Portal for Image
    Analysis and Results Reporting," Keith Neil, Sanofi-Aventis

Customers will also present in the Chemistry Track, Biology Track, IT Track, Chemicals Materials and Manufacturing Track, Modeling and Simulation Track, and SharePoint, Reporting and Web Applications Track.

"We're honored to have so many distinguished guests sharing their successes and exchanging ideas at our European User Group Meeting," said Max Carnecchia, president and CEO of Accelrys. "This conference creates a strong forum for our partners and customers to discuss industry and market trends so that we can better offer solutions that make processes involving scientific information more efficient, enabling companies to better leverage the vast amounts of scientific data they possess."

For more information about the 2009 Accelrys European User Group Conference, visit

About Accelrys, Inc.

Headquartered in San Diego, California, Accelrys develops scientific business intelligence 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 business intelligence 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. For more information about Accelrys, visit