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Talks by Holopack and Sanofi will highlight innovative software solutions supporting environmental monitoring and externalized collaboration; Accelrys to address mobile initiatives in the lab

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelrys, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software, has announced that it is sponsoring four talks at the 9th Annual SmartLab Exchange to be held on February 25–26 in Munich. As Europe's premier laboratory informatics event, SmartLab Exchange provides a valuable opportunity for specialists in the pharmaceutical/biotech, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, cosmetics, healthcare, chemicals and oil and gas industries to discuss current and future trends in the evolving lab informatics market including lab automation, the paperless lab, knowledge sharing and strategic data management. 

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"Accelrys is pleased to be a sponsor organization for the 2014 SmartLab Exchange," said Leif Pedersen, senior vice president of marketing, product management and corporate development, Accelrys. "This year we have organized informative sessions spanning research and laboratory informatics and highlighting paperless lab automation for Environmental Monitoring; the use of innovative mobile apps to support fast, easy information capture at the bench; and Sanofi's award-winning system for accelerating collaboration with external partners."  

Speaking on behalf of Accelrys, Dr. Toine Overbeeke, Head of Quality Control at Holopack, will discuss "Key Factors to Look for in an Environmental Monitoring System" on Wednesday, February 26 from 2:15–3:00 pm (14.15–15.00). Dr. Overbeeke will talk about the questions Holopack asked in the course of evaluating a new laboratory Environmental Monitoring system and how they selected a system that will impact their business for years to come.

Dr. Daniela Jansen, Product Marketing Manager, Accelrys, will present on "Considerations for Mobile Initiatives from Research to Manufacturing" on Wednesday, February 26 from 2:15–3:00 pm. (14.15–15.00). This presentation will address the use of small mobile devices such as tablets and mobile phones for data capture and workflow execution in the lab. Customer insights and case studies will demonstrate the benefits of purpose-built mobile apps in enabling scientists to work more intuitively, efficiently and productively in the lab.

Accelrys is also hosting two roundtable discussions on the topic of "SHERPA ? A New Sanofi-Aventis R&D Service to Support Drug Discovery Data Exchange with External Partners." The roundtables will take place on Tuesday, February 25 from 5:50–6:30 pm (17.50–18.30) and on Wednesday, February 26 from 3:00–4:40 pm (15.00–16.40). Marie-Pierre Fialon, LGCR Data Management, Project User Leader, Sanofi-Aventis, will describe Sanofi's Share Drug Discovery Data with External Partners (SHERPA) service, a project launched in 2012 with the objective of fostering open innovation through externalized research at Sanofi.

During both roundtables, Fred Bost, Director Product Management, Accelrys, will provide additional details on Accelrys' externalized collaboration initiative supporting the SHERPA service and will discuss its recent evolution into ScienceCloud by Accelrys. ScienceCloud is a new SaaS-based information management and collaboration workspace that improves operational excellence in building and sharing project information by providing new mobile applications and social communication capabilities.

The SHERPA service, which is dramatically accelerating Sanofi's collaboration with external partners, received the first Accelrys Scientific Innovation Lifecycle Leaders Award in 2013. These annual awards recognize organizations working to accelerate product innovation, speed time-to-market and increase profitability through technology solutions in Life Sciences Research and Development; Materials Science and Engineering; Process Management and Compliance; and Excellence in Enterprise Informatics Implementation.

The details on the Accelrys talks are also available online.

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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 foundation optimized to integrate the diversity of science, experimental processes and information requirements across the research, development, QA/QC and manufacturing phases of product development. Accelrys offers capabilities in scientific data management, modeling and simulation, research informatics, laboratory informatics, enterprise quality management, environmental health & safety and operations intelligence for customers in science-driven industries. Using Accelrys technology, scientific innovators can access, organize, analyze and share data in unprecedented ways across the research, laboratory and manufacturing continuum, ultimately enhancing innovation, improving productivity and compliance, reducing costs and accelerating product development from research to manufacturing.

Accelrys solutions are used by more than 2,000 customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, chemicals, aerospace, consumer packaged goods and industrial products industries. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Accelrys employs approximately 225 full-time PhD scientists. For more information about Accelrys, visit www.accelrys.com.

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