Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company, has announced new, out-of-the-box workflow orchestration and analysis capabilities that improve project, study, experiment and sample management for scientists. As key enhancements within Accelrys’ Enterprise Lab Management software portfolio, the new Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN) capabilities continue the process of transforming the scientific laboratory from a collection of point solutions to an integrated, convergent electronic lab that improves scientific innovation, productivity and collaboration.

Now, for the first time without leaving their ELN, analytical, process and formulation scientists can route materials and requests for characterization between different laboratories, disciplines and external partners. Scientists can keep track of where materials are and what characterizations need to be performed; ultimately, they can analyze all the information known about a material, sample or experiment to generate actionable insights and knowledge in a collaborative electronic lab environment.

“These new capabilities move the ELN far beyond just a paper notebook replacement,” said Todd Johnson, executive vice president of sales, services, support and marketing at Accelrys. “They revolutionize the role of the notebook in enterprise lab management, continuing the drive toward a better integrated, more collaborative environment for scientists and empowering organizations to leverage knowledge-based insight in developing innovative products and processes.”

The latest Work Request extension to Symyx Notebook by Accelrys removes the need for scientists to coordinate task and sample requests manually using multiple document and workflow management applications, which often leads to miscommunication and workflow delays. By enabling scientists to manage, track and share requests in real time from within their notebooks, the new Work Request capabilities help project teams collaborate more efficiently in processing and sharing tasks, samples and results.

New ELN analysis capabilities resulting from integration of Pipeline Pilot ® analytics enable scientists to analyze structured and unstructured information across multiple experiments without leaving their notebooks. Scientists can now quickly compare and contrast knowledge from their own experiments and those of their colleagues, using flexible notebook dashboards to make better decisions based on the most complete and up-to-date information.

To learn more about the role and value of the ELN in moving scientific organizations to a more integrated and collaborative work environment, visit You can also join us for the upcoming webinar: “Achieving Superior Sample Management and Analysis” on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011.

About Accelrys, Inc.

Accelrys (NASDAQ:ACCL), a leading scientific enterprise R&D software and services company, supports industries and organizations that rely on science as a differentiator. Accelrys’ Enterprise Research & Development Architecture, built on the industry-leading Pipeline Pilot™ 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. Through its Enterprise R&D Architecture and market-leading electronic laboratory notebooks (ELNs), Accelrys enables scientific innovators to access, organize, analyze and share data in unprecedented ways, enhancing innovation, improving productivity and compliance, reducing costs and speeding time from lab to market.

Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Accelrys has more than 1,300 customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, chemicals, aerospace, consumer packaged goods and industrial products industries and employs approximately 150 full-time Ph.D. scientists. For more information about Accelrys, visit

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