SOURCE: Symyx Technologies, Inc.

July 07, 2008 08:00 ET

Symyx Powers Chemical Synthesis, Screening and Inventory Management With Symyx Logistics 1.3

Provides Access to More Than 6 Million Commercially-Available Compounds

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Symyx Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMMX) today announced availability of Symyx Logistics 1.3 -- a unique solution for improving R&D productivity and synthesis confidence by effectively managing the chemical reagent procurement and inventory tracking needs of laboratories and research centers. The release of Symyx Logistics 1.3 adds the content of Symyx Screening Compounds Directory (SCD) to the previously available content of Symyx Available Chemicals Directory (ACD). This integration increases the coverage of compounds from 500,000 to more than 6 million, creating the largest and most diverse collection of electronically searchable starting materials and screening compounds.

"Symyx Logistics gives scientists and researchers a competitive edge in selecting target chemicals, planning chemical synthesis and in the logistics of chemical screening," said Trevor Heritage, President, Symyx Software. "Competitive offerings provide access to anywhere between 250,000 to 500,000 unique structures, while Symyx Logistics now features access to approximately 6.3 million unique substances. Furthermore, Symyx Logistics provides access to a wide range of structures, from small, drug-like compounds used for screening to large biomolecules and polymers."

The additional features of Symyx Logistics 1.3 include support for the capture and search of custom environmental, health and safety (EH&S) risk and hazard phrases; enhanced list management capabilities; enhanced structure querying, including search by salt forms, isomers, parent and tautomers; and enhanced data handling for non-structure based entities and lab supplies. As well as offering integration with leading e-procurement platforms such as SAP, Ariba, Microsoft Dynamics and Oracle eProcurement, Symyx Logistics 1.3 also features updates to shopping cart functionality, including the ability to flag or add comments to internal requests and/or purchase requests by line item.

Symyx Logistics maximizes the efficiency of chemical inventory and procurement workflow in biopharmaceutical and chemical research centers. The system integrates with critical laboratory hardware devices such as barcode printers, scanners, balances and inventory robotics -- providing seamless access to in-house inventory data and increasing return on investment through employee time savings and productivity gains.

Symyx Logistics 1.3 is available now. For more information, visit or contact

About Symyx

Symyx Technologies, Inc. is the scientific R&D integration partner to companies in the life sciences, chemicals, energy, electronics and consumer products industries. With scientific R&D under tremendous economic and technical pressure, we help companies reduce R&D risk and enhance R&D productivity to help them bring more and better products to market quickly and cost-effectively. Our integrated technology platform combines electronic laboratory notebooks, content, laboratory logistics and analysis available from Symyx Software, software-driven integrated workflows available from Symyx Tools and collaborative research and directed services from Symyx Research to support the entire R&D process. In October 2007, Symyx acquired MDL Information Systems, Inc., a leading provider of innovative informatics software, databases and services that accelerate successful scientific R&D by improving the speed and quality of scientists' decision making. Information about Symyx, including reports and other information filed by Symyx with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is available at

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    Bruce Pharr
    Symyx Technologies, Inc.
    (408) 773-4070
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