SAN DIEGO, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, today announced exciting new chemistry information management possibilities for research scientists arising from Accelrys' cooperation with Elsevier. Scientists now can directly access and leverage the trusted Reaxys chemistry workflow solution from the Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN). This interoperability makes search and retrieval of crucial chemical reactions, substances and related property data faster, more efficient and directly consumable by the multidisciplinary Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook. The ability to leverage Reaxys content via the Accelrys Electronic Lab Notebook enhances synthesis planning and documentation in discovery, accelerates process development and speeds scientific innovation and productivity. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/accelrys-eln-delivers-seamless-integration-with-the-reaxys-workflow-solution-189465541.html Dr. Matt Hahn, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Accelrys, highlighted the benefits of this innovation, saying, "The Reaxys integration provides rapid, in situ access to an extensive and valued source of chemical information, accelerating cost-effective research and improving outcomes in upstream R&D and downstream process development. Specifically, the ability to execute full reaction searches through the Reaxys interface beyond just searching for molecules will accelerate innovation." Starting from the Accelrys ELN, chemists, biologists and materials scientists in industry, government and academia now can search a wealth of experimentally validated chemical reactions while also leveraging a depth of substance data and related properties in organic, organometallic, inorganic and physical chemistry. The data received from the Reaxys output is easily manageable through end-user scripting, making the output valuable for many different scientific operations. Meeuwis van Arkel, vice president of product development at Elsevier, explained how the delivery of chemistry information in context would support efficient research, saying, "Easy retrieval of relevant and actionable results at the right time in the right context means scientists can move more quickly through their workflow steps to deliver superior, rapid and more cost-effective outcomes."
Accelrys ACCL was soaring nearly 30% to $12.55, its highest point in nearly ten years, on Thursday after news broke that Dassault Systemes would buy the software company for approximately $750 million. Dassault, a software company based in France that designs programs with the aid of computers, announced that it would purchase the San Diego-based Accelrys for $12.50 a share and would make an all-cash tender offer. Accelrys' board has unanimously approved the merger, according to Dassault's statement.