Welcome to the December 2010 edition of eFlash
2010—A Transformative Year!
Accelrys wraps up transformed year.

Accelrys is wrapping up 2010 transformed, energized, and primed to deliver a broad range of scientific informatics solutions and services to customers in 2011 and beyond.

We want to say Thank You to all of our customers and partners for your support during this year’s merger with Symyx.

The combined company offers a unique and powerful combination of scientific informatics resources in the fields of chemistry, biology, materials science, and software development. Our scientists are already communicating about Accelrys software and services through our Community site, and we are sharing product expertise and use cases via our new integrated company Blog.

In the first half of 2010, we launched Pipeline Pilot 8.0, Discovery Studio 2.5.5, a new Biological Registration application, and the Materials Studio Collection for Pipeline Pilot. Then, following the Symyx merger in July—as a testament to our combined company operations, vision, and strategy—we released Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook 6.5, Materials Studio 5.5, Accelrys Isentris 3.3, and Accelrys Draw 4.0 without missing a beat.

This fall, at a series of webinars, seminars, and user group meetings  around the world, our executive team shared the company’s integrated corporate vision with customers and received overwhelmingly positive feedback on our new product strategy and roadmap.

We’re poised to hit the ground running in 2011 and hope you will continue on this journey with us as we lead the way in providing R&D innovation and productivity solutions that drive better outcomes for the scientific communities we serve.

Product News
Integration between  Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook and an enterprise content management system like  Agilent OpenLAB ECM enables scientists to move entire files or a selected  subset of data to the ELN while also providing links to the raw data record for  record retention.

Integration between Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook and an enterprise content management system like Agilent OpenLAB ECM enables scientists to move entire files or a selected subset of data to the ELN while also providing links to the raw data record for record retention.

Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook Connects the Electronic Lab

Integrating Symyx Notebook by Accelrys with the systems scientists use every day optimizes the flow of information and other processes, enabling scientists to move projects from research through development to production more quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively. Notebook integration with Thermo Scientific Atlas CDS, Waters Empower CDS, Agilent OpenLab ECM, and other key lab informatics systems streamlines workflows and improves R&D productivity.

The ability to push sample information and methods from Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook to a variety of instruments and then pull the data from the instruments back into the notebook is critical in an efficient electronic lab.

Integration adapters are available for:

  • Thermo Scientific Watson Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), Waters NuGenesis Scientific Data Management System (SDMS) and Agilent OpenLab Enterprise Content Manager (ECM) ― Improve project team collaboration by linking the notebook to key information repositories, enabling scientists to easily connect raw data and results from a variety of laboratory instruments with notebook experiments. OpenLab adapter updated in October; NuGenesis adapter updated in August.
  • Thermo Scientific Atlas and Waters Empower Chromatography Data Systems (CDS) ― Save time and work more efficiently by defining liquid and gas chromatography samples within the notebook and pulling related chromatography data back without leaving the notebook. Atlas adapter updated in August.
  • Accelrys Work Request ― Route tasks, samples, and results to colleagues directly from the notebook, streamlining laboratory processes, eliminating workflow bottlenecks, reducing cycle times, and improving project team communication. Work Request adapter updated in October.
  • Accelrys Metrology ― View calibration information for laboratory equipment and update instrument calibration directly within the notebook, improving and accelerating efficient, accurate data collection and eliminating the need for paper logbooks. Metrology adapter updated in October.

Pipeline Pilot 8.0: Collection Update 2 (CU2) Now Available

Pipeline Pilot’s Component Collections are the “scientific building blocks” of the scientific informatics platform and are grouped by category of science or function. As part of this recent release, many Collections were updated including Cheminformatics, Chemistry, Imaging, Reporting, Text Analytics, and more. With CU2, we also introduced the new Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Collection.

Administrators were notified upon release. For further information on CU2, please contact your Account Manager.

Webinar Series End-of-Year Wrap-Up

Webinar Series End-of-Year Wrap-Up

Did you miss an Accelrys webinar this year? Rest assured we have an on-demand archive with a full range of topics from materials research trends to specific product updates to the benefits of scientific collaboration. Hear from industry-leading researchers, successful customers, and Accelrys scientific experts. It’s all recorded for you and is sure to keep you busy over the holiday season!

Upcoming Events
Pep Talk


Upcoming Conferences

Join us for the following upcoming conference.

PepTalk 2011, January 10-14, San Diego, CA

  • Hear from Dr. Francisco Hernandez-Guzman of Accelrys as he presents “Best Practices Used in the Design of Computer Based Models for Antibodies” on Thursday, January 13th at 9:50 am. Speak with Accelrys product experts in booth #43.

Upcoming Webinars

Join us for the following upcoming webinars.

Integrating Text Mining into your Workflow
(Presenters: Guy Singh, Linguamatics; Andrew LeBeau, Accelrys)
December 9th (6pm UK [London] / 7pm CET / 1pm EST / 10am PST)

On The Web
Visit the Accelrys blog at http://blog.accelrys.com/

Check out the refreshed, newly organized Accelrys Blog!
Our updated Accelrys Blog integrates all the content produced by the legacy Accelrys Blog and Symyx’s legacy “Life in the Electronic Lab” Blog and offers expert commentary from bloggers in a range of roles at the merged company.

New Blog discussion categories include: Bioinformatics, Cheminformatics, Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery, Electronic Lab Notebook, Executive Insights, Lab Operations & Workflows, Materials Informatics, Modeling & Simulation, ‘News from Accelrys,’ Scientific Databases, The IT Perspective, and Trend Watch.

Recent Blog Posts

  • What’s Worth a Thousand Words and Speeds Scientific Results?:  George Fitzgerald discusses how wrinkle lines in lips speak volumes about the value of image analysis in providing quantitative information that speeds cosmeceutical development.
  •  Managing Product Complexity on a Global Scale: Michael Doyle takes a look at how today’s increasing product complexity is driving ever more granular chemical, analytical, and virtual simulation data into the product lifecycle management system.
  • QbD FUD: YMMV IMHO: Dominic John moves beyond the acronyms to consider the bottom-line benefits of thoroughly understanding product and process variability in accordance with Quality by Design principles.

Visit the Blog Now

In the News

  • LIMS: Flexible Software Platforms for Every Lab (Lab Manager Magazine): John McCarthy, VP of product management at Accelrys, comments on the synergy between laboratory information management systems and electronic laboratory notebooks in today’s electronic lab.
  • Cosmetics Companies Get Active (Household and Personal Products Industry): Michael Doyle, PhD, principal scientist at Accelrys, explores ways to apply predictive modeling and analysis solutions that have proven successful in speeding cosmeceutical innovation.  
  • Integrated Informatics Speed Time to Innovation (R&D Magazine): George Fitzgerald, PhD, senior marketing manager at Accelrys, discusses how modeling, predictive analytics, and smarter data management can help reduce the number of experiments, optimize corporate IP, and save time and money.
Special Features
Dr. Frank Brown: Today's Biology Revolution

Dr. Frank Brown, SVP and Chief Science Officer at Accelrys, takes a look at the exciting things happening in today's biology revolution.


Accelrys Video: Automate and Deploy Image Analysis for Non-Experts

Dr. Michael Doyle, principal scientist at Accelrys, talks about Pipeline Pilot’s ability to automate and deploy image analysis for non-experts in the consumer goods area.


Accelrys Video: Contract Research Services Works With Oil and Gas Companies

Dr. George Fitzgerald discusses how Accelrys Contract Research Services works with oil and gas companies in the areas of exploration, transport, drilling, refinement, and product production.