SOURCE: Accelrys


October 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Accelrys Announces Annual European User Group Conference

Features Plenary Keynote by Abbott Laboratories on Accelrys Biological Registration System

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2010) - Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), the leading scientific informatics software and services company, is pleased to announce its annual European User Group Conference being held at the Dolce Sitges Hotel, Barcelona, Spain, 26-28 October 2010.

The merger of Accelrys and Symyx has created the leading scientific informatics software company. At the conference, Accelrys executives will outline the company's new shared vision, integration plans, product roadmap and expectations moving forward. Participants will learn how the merged company portfolio supports innovation, process efficiency, and reduced compliance burdens.

The Accelrys European User Group Meeting will feature three days of proven best practices, product demos, expert user presentations and one-on-one interaction with Accelrys executives, industry keynote speakers, fellow colleagues, Accelrys partners and product experts.

A highlight of the conference will be a plenary keynote by Joseph Cesarone, Abbott, on Tuesday, 26 October at 10:30 a.m., titled Experiences in Collaborative Development and Deployment of a Registration System for Biologics. As part of a Special Interest Group (SIG) consisting of Accelrys and a small group of pharmaceutical partners, Abbott assisted in the design and development of the Accelrys Biological Registration system. Abbott was the first partner to deploy the system into production, in September 2009.

Customers will also present in the Pipeline Pilot Track, Discovery Studio Track and Materials Studio Track.

Partners participating in the conference include sponsors IBM, Intel, HP, Microsoft and a number of independent software vendors including: ChemAxon, Discngine, Linguamatics, Tessella and Osthus.

"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. "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 informatics to the scientific community."

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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 solutions, visit