Freeslate, Inc., the leading provider of high throughput research systems, and Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, today announced that Accelrys has exclusively licensed the RAS and Polyview components of the Lab Execution and Analysis (LEA) software suite to Freeslate for automated research applications. Freeslate, owner of the Library Studio(R) and Automation Studio(TM) modules of LEA, will now have the exclusive right to develop, sell, and support the entire LEA software suite for high throughput research. LEA will also be integrated with the Accelrys Enterprise Platform to include high throughput research data and insights as part of customers' overall information architecture.
The LEA software suite is the market-leading software solution for supporting high throughput research. It creates a one-of-a-kind, integrated software environment that spans the entire experimental process, from design of experiments, to the execution of experiments and collection of data, to the analysis and presentation of data. The software supports integrated multi-instrument automation and experiment control with real-time data collection and data processing through a single application.
The Accelrys Enterprise Platform is a unique, scientifically-aware software platform that enhances organizational efficiency, improves collaboration, and speeds innovation in lab-to-plant processes, enabling organizations to bring better products to market more quickly and efficiently. Using the Accelrys Enterprise Platform, companies can integrate all of their laboratory tools and applications to accelerate innovation and gain competitive advantage.
"We are very excited that we are now in a position to evolve the entire LEA solution suite to meet the needs of our customers," commented John S. Senaldi, President and Chief Executive Officer of Freeslate. "This is one more example of our long-term commitment to develop a complete solution for high throughput research. When the powerful LEA software is combined with our laboratory automation systems, it ultimately translates to smarter, faster, and more efficient research."
"Effective, efficient, end-to-end innovation is critical to the competitiveness of science-driven organizations," said Max Carnecchia, President and Chief Executive Officer, Accelrys. "Accelrys is committed to working closely with our customers and partners to close the innovation productivity gap. The combination of LEA and the Accelrys Enterprise Platform is a game-changer for organizations looking to deliver more competitive products, sooner and more cost-effectively to market."
Within the LEA software suite, Library Studio(R) allows scientists to design complex experiments for a variety of applications, including polymer formulation, catalyst synthesis, pharmaceutical API salt selection and crystallization, and biologics formulation. Automation Studio(TM) improves R&D productivity by automating and controlling multiple laboratory instruments. The experiment design, processing data, and analytical data are then stored in a centralized, enterprise database where they can be searched and reported on. Overall, the LEA software suite handles experiment design, data collection and storage, real-time data processing, data analysis, and searching and reporting - all within a single, easy-to-use environment.
Freeslate is a privately held company that provides products and related services for high throughput research. Based on its proprietary laboratory automation platforms, parallel pressure reactors, and integrated Lab Execution and Analysis (LEA) software suite, the company enables dramatic gains in its customers' productivity and innovation by delivering integrated automated research systems. Freeslate leverages its scientific expertise through its team of Ph.D. scientists, engineers, and software developers with directly relevant experience in the industries it serves. Collaborating with customers for more than a decade, the business has provided high throughput research systems for the pharmaceutical, chemical, and energy industries. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with direct sales and service in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.freeslate.com.
About Accelrys, Inc.
Accelrys (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, supports industries and organizations that rely on scientific innovation to differentiate themselves. The industry-leading Accelrys Enterprise Platform provides a broad, flexible scientific solution optimized to integrate the diversity of science, experimental processes and information requirements across the research, development, process scale-up and early manufacturing phases of product development. By incorporating capabilities in applications for modeling and simulation, enterprise lab management, workflow and automation, and data management and informatics, Accelrys enables scientific innovators to access, organize, analyze and share data in unprecedented ways, ultimately enhancing innovation, improving productivity and compliance, reducing costs and speeding time from lab to market. Accelrys solutions are used by more than 1,300 customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, chemicals, aerospace, consumer packaged goods and industrial products industries. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Accelrys employs more than 200 full-time PhD scientists. For more information about Accelrys, visit http://www.accelrys.com.
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