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October 15, 2009
Market-leading solution increases scientific relevance to product design, dramatically speeds innovation cycle
BARCELONA, Spain, Oct. 14 -- Accelrys European User Group Meeting -- Accelrys, Inc., a leading provider of scientific business intelligence software and services, today announced the release of Materials Studio 5.0. This state-of-the-art modeling and simulation platform builds on Accelrys' foundation for transforming the efficiency and effectiveness of chemical and materials research. The new release includes a host of integrated product enhancements -- ranging from advanced instrument simulation and visualization tools, to new and improved parallel codes -- delivering the performance and usability that today's chemists, physicists and materials scientists need to increase research productivity and speed time-to-innovation.
"This product release furthers Accelrys' commitment to delivering tools that not only streamline the scientific cycle, but also increase the relevance of scientific findings to business functions such as product engineering and design," said Dr. Frank Brown, senior vice president and chief science officer at Accelrys. "With sophisticated tools for materials science research like Materials Studio 5.0, scientists can make breakthrough discoveries faster."
Providing a single, integrated platform for advanced modeling and simulation, Materials Studio enables scientists to more easily and efficiently perform highly complex research. Version 5.0 incorporates highly efficient parallel codes and supports a wider range of polymer and instrument simulations, delivering the industry's fastest time-to-solution for sophisticated modeling tasks. The solution has already been proven in numerous research-driven industries, including specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, consumer packaged goods, heavy manufacturing, and electronics.
About Materials Studio 5.0
Accelrys Materials Studio transforms the way that researchers in chemistry, physics and materials science work to deliver breakthrough results. Version 5.0 enables scientists to explore a wider design space and make better informed decisions in research on catalysis, polymers, specialty chemicals and advanced materials. This scientifically sophisticated simulation environment dramatically reduces time to innovation by increasing research productivity while simultaneously delivering more relevant results to engineering, product design, and marketing teams. Specific enhancements include:
Materials Studio 5.0 will be generally available in the fourth calendar quarter of 2009.
For a full list of Materials Studio 5.0 enhancements and to register for the upcoming web seminar series, visit http://accelrys.com/events/webinars/materials-studio-50/index.html.
Customers Benefit from Materials Studio 5.0
Dozens of users across all key industries have already seen solid results using early, Beta releases of Materials Studio 5.0.
The Procter and Gamble Company (http://www.pg.com/)
"I'm quite impressed with the speedup I'm seeing with Forcite Plus in Materials Studio 5.0. With the parallel version of Forcite Plus working with COMPASS, and scaling so well up to 128 CPUs, we'll be able to use it in a variety of projects." -- Kelly Anderson, Senior Scientist, Modeling & Simulation, Corporate R&D, P&G USA
PQ Corporation (http://www.pqcorp.com/)
"The new Raman functionality in CASTEP enabled me to accurately reproduce the experimental Raman spectra of large real silicate crystals. One can expect that this functionality will be highly beneficial for characterizing, understanding, and predicting the molecular constitution of a variety of complex materials." -- Istvan Halasz, Principal Chemist, PQ Corporation, USA
Taiyo Yuden (http://www.t-yuden.com/)
"The new Raman spectra prediction in CASTEP is very easy to use. We confirmed it gives us valuable information which compares well with experimental results for a wide variety of insulators." -- Yoshiki Iwazaki, Researcher, Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., Japan
Army Research Laboratory
"We expect the new Amorphous Cell functionality to allow us to better study adhesion of polymers to semiconductor surfaces and nanoparticles. The study of multifunctional nanocomposites is important for a variety of Army applications." -- Jan Andzelm, Ph.D., Computational Chemist, Army Research Laboratory, USA
About Accelrys, Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, Accelrys (NASDAQ: ACCL) develops scientific business intelligence software and solutions for the life sciences, energy, chemicals, aerospace, and consumer products industries. Customers include many Fortune 500 companies and other commercial entities, as well as academic and government entities. Accelrys has a vast portfolio of computer-aided design modeling and simulation offerings that assist customers in conducting scientific experiments in silico in order to reduce the duration and cost of discovering and developing new drugs and materials. Its scientific business intelligence platform underlies the company's computer-aided design modeling and simulation offerings. The Accelrys platform can be used with both Accelrys and competitive products, as well as with customers' proprietary predictive science products. Its flexibility, ease-of-use and advanced chemical, text and image analysis and reporting capabilities enable customers to mine, aggregate, analyze and report scientific data from disparate sources, thereby better utilizing scientific data within their organizations. For more information about Accelrys, visit http://accelrys.com/.
Source: Accelrys, Inc.
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